2 days in Split Croatia

Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and its mix of stunning ruins, a rich history and beautiful landmarks and landscapes, Split is worthy of a visit. Take two days to visit the area and make sure to enjoy these noted attractions:

Diocletian’s Palace and Mausoleum: These Roman-era ruins are one of the most popular attractions in the city.  According to its history, the ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace date back to the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D., where he lived for the last 10 years of his life. Unfortunately, after he died, the city was abandoned. The city was first called Spalatto by the Italians and then later changed by Slavic Croatians to Split. Today, filling the old buildings of the ancient fortress, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, are shops, cafes, restaurants and apartments.

The Ethnographic Museum: Founded in 1919 by Salamon Berger, The Ethnographic Museum holds more than 80,000 items that are an illustration of Croatia’s ethnographic heritage, so if you’re interested in a good history lesson this is the place to visit. Not all of the items are on display at all times – only about 2,800 or so typically are — but you’ll still get a rich illustration of life in Croatia. There are costumes, musical instruments, furniture, tools and more to explore.

Marjan: Another beautiful visual display, tourists should also visit Marjan, a hill on the peninsula in Split, which is covered in a dense Mediterranean pine forest.

Interesting entertainment tidbits about Split: In addition to being a writer for theater and in radio, the legendary Orson Welles (known for his radio broadcast “The War of the Worlds”) penned one of the greatest movies of all time, Citizen Kane. He spent his time in the city of Split, where they have an enormous statue of Welles for all to see. It was completed by his companion, Oja Kodar, a Croatian-born sculptor. In addition, Split has also been a filming location for The Game of Thrones.

When you’re done touring Split Croatia, make sure to stop at the world famous Putalj Winery in Split, known for its 2010 Putalj Zinfandel. In 2013, it added Putalj Plavac Mali and Putalj Rose. It’s a great way to top off two wonderful days of sightseeing.

If Split is an area of interest to you – and why wouldn’t it be — contact your travel agent who can put together a trip-of-a-lifetime.

Travel Makers MD