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Split Croatian coastal city

March 10, 2015 by David Herd

Split Croatian coastal city

Split Croatian coastal citySplit Croatian coastal city impressed me from my first glimpse, even more impressed when I got to my apartment. Two bedrooms and a good kitchen in a great location for $70 aud per night. Also the landlord Neven, could not be more helpful.

Harbourside Boulevard

Split Croatian coastal city

Spectacular at dusk

Split Croatian coastal city

No cars in the middle of town.

 photo IMG_7245.jpgThis nice street leads to my apartment.



   photo IMG_7230.jpgMy favourite time of the day and a great time to take photos.  

Cathedral of Saint Domnius

  Cathedral Saint Domnius   The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, consecrated at the turn of the 7th century AD, is regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure. The structure itself, built in AD 305 as the Mausoleum of Diocletian, is the second oldest structure used by any Christian Cathedral.  

Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Cathedral of Saint Domnius

Split Croatian coastal city

Bokeria restaurant

  Bokeria Restaurant SplitRated 25 from 219 restaurants by TripAdvisor.  

Bokeria restaurant

  Bokeria Restaurant SplitI ordered Ribs and potato salad and I must say they were the best ribs I have had in many years.  

Inside the Golden Gate

Split Croatian coastal city The northern gate of the Palace (called the Golden Gate) had been conceived as the main entrance to the Palace and so it had been elaborately decorated with statues of the Emperor Diocletian and his co-regent Maximilian.  

The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate Split

Croatian National Theatre

Split Croatian coastal cityOriginally opened in 1893, the theatre is owned and operated by the City of Split and is one of the oldest surviving theatres in Dalmatia.

The Prokurative

  The ProkurativeProkurative, or officially the Republic Square, the famed Mediterranean Square in the center of the city.  

Coffee by the harbour

Split Croatian coastal city

Model of the city

  Split Croatian coastal cityThis model of the city gives you a very good idea of the layout.  

Narrow streets of Split

  Split Croatian coastal city  

My apartment, a great location

  Split Croatian coastal cityCalled the Apartments Marmont it is the yellow building on the left. Two bedrooms and a good kitchen in a great location for $70 aud per night. The friendly landlord Neven could not be more helpful. Book it through Agoda as I do for a terrific rate.  

My apartment is on the first floor.


Split Croatian coastal city


View from my apartment

Split Croatian coastal cityFrom my balcony you look down on some of the cafes and restaurants. The location is perfect just a short walk to all the shops and attractions.

Street art

Street art photo IMG_7305.jpg

Morning coffee and a cigarette

  Split Croatian coastal cityMy biggest and only complaint in Croatia is they smoke everywhere, worst of all inside restaurants.

 “No Stress” cafe

Cafe No Stress SplitI love the name of this cafe, it really sums up my main goal in life.

Best breakfast

Split Croatian coastal cityEasily the best breakfast I have had in Croatia, very good food, service and coffee.

Overlooking the harbour

Split harborI hope you enjoyed my post on Split Croatian coastal city, I’m taking a 4’5 hour bus trip to Dubrovnik tomorrow. Split is a very nice city, put it on your bucket list. Split Croatian coastal city

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