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[Travel to Europe] Croatia : Split

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Split is a famous tourist city in Croatia. Split is located on a peninsula between the Kashtela Bay and the Split Strait. In 1979, the town was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has attracted a lot of attention and attracts many tourists every year.

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place

Split is a city in western Croatia.

history

Split is a city founded in Roman times. The city was under the rule of the Roman Empire for a long time, but with the decline of the Eastern Roman Empire in the Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Croatia became the de facto suzerain of Split. In modern times, the Austrian Empire came to power and ruled the land. However, after World War I, it was incorporated into Yugoslavia. After the collapse of Yugoslavia, Split became an independent Croatian city.

climate

Split belongs to the Mediterranean climate. Temperatures range from 5°C to 35°C throughout the year. Summers are hot but very dry. The climate is mild in winter.

language

Croatian is spoken in Croatia. Others use Serbian.

security

Split is a relatively safe place. Due to the large number of tourists coming, the number of people who are victims of pickpockets and pickpockets is increasing. Especially near tourist spots, it is easy to be targeted.

industry

Split had a thriving industry such as shipbuilding, food, chemicals, plastics, textiles and paper. However, in recent years, most of the factories have been closed and unemployment is increasing. Split’s economy is based on the service sector.

Race

Croatians make up 90%. Others are inhabited by Serbs.

religion

Croatia is over 80% Catholic. Others are Serbian Orthodox and Muslim.

currency

Kuna is used in Croatia.

Sightseeing Spot 1 : Diocletian’s Palace

Diocletian’s Palace is the residence of Emperor Diocletian in Rome. The interior is divided into four compartments, with the southern part being used as the ‘Emperor’s residence’. People started living there in the 7th century.

Sightseeing Spot 2 : Underground of Diocletian’s Palace

Diocletian’s Palace has a vast space called “underground palace”. It is now a shopping area lined with souvenir shops.

Sightseeing Spot 3 : Srebrna vrata

The Silver Gate in Split. The open-air market is spreading, and in addition to fresh vegetables and fruits, there are also Croatian specialties such as honey and dried figs that can be used as tourist souvenirs.

Sightseeing Spot 4 : St. Domuniusu Cathedral

The cathedral was built in the early 4th century as a mausoleum for Emperor Diocletian. The interior of the cathedral is very rich and the altar is considered one of the finest examples of Croatian religious art.

Sightseeing Spot 5 : Temple of Jupiter

It was built by Emperor Diocletian as a temple dedicated to Jupiter, the supreme god of Roman mythology. However, the temple came to be used as a baptism room.

Sightseeing Spot 6 : Marjan

This hill is a scenic spot overlooking the entire Old Town of Split. From the hill, you can see the entire old town, as well as the Adriatic Sea.

Sightseeing Spot 7 : Riva

A beach lined with cafes on the south side of the ramparts. The streets are lined with palm trees and there are many cafes. The cafés in this area are very popular and are filled with Split residents day and night.

Sightseeing Spot 8 : Grgur Ninski Statue

A statue honoring Bishop Gurgur Ninski, who lived in the 10th century. Near the statue, there is also a flea market selling antiques, including pottery, antique tableware, Roman coins and Yugoslavian items.

Sightseeing Spot 9 : Peristil

Twelve Corinthian-style colonnades line the east and west sides of the square. Various events are held in the square. There are also concerts on summer evenings.

Hotel

There are plenty of accommodation options in Split. The nearest airport is Split Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.

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