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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Diocletian Palace is one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world. ”
  • 376 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The regional shopping center offers a number of global brands, many appearing in Croatia and Dalmatia for the first time. In addition to providing a superior shopping experience, the center offers entertainment for the whole family all within a carefully designed venue with a unique ambience. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“City Center one Split, a leading shopping mall and entertainment centre in Dalmatia, was opened at the end of 2010 and it has since developed into a leading regional shopping mall which, apart from Dalmatia, receives many visitors from the neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as more than one million tourists throughout the year. In more than 190 retail outlets offering commercial content, catering as well as different services, spread across three floors, find a diverse selection of world-known as well as Croatian brands, many café bars and restaurants and have lots of fun at the Cineplexx cinema with seven state-of the-art movie screens. For all the fans of games and adrenaline, find the largest regional Slot Machine Club Wettpunkt with the Hattrick Betting Shop, Go-kart track Arena Split and an unavoidable spot for many – Fun Zone Playroom. Let yourself go and have fun; there are more than 2,700 free car parking spaces, making your visit even more relaxing and enjoyable. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“do not miss this beach, also do not miss playing Picigin on this beach. Look for a strange game with a small ball in shallow water and try to do the same :)”
  • 193 locals recommend
Mountain
“Marjan Forest Park covers the westernmost tip of Split Peninsula. It is a green oasis, which has been cherished by the citizens of Split for generations and is considered the ‘lungs of the city.’ It covers a vast area, the size of New York’s Central Park and offers a myriad of activities and sites. There are countless paths what wend through the forests and along the coast, revealing a well-tendered landscape, jagged beaches, vista points, ancient chapels, and even a zoo. You can take an easy stroll or a jog to the peak of Marjan hill, Telegrin, marked by the Croatian flag at 178m above sea level offering breathtaking views over Split and the Adriatic horizon. Alternatively, conduct your Marjan discovery on bike, which you can rent from the Northern Entrance to the park (a.k.a. Marjanska Vrata) for 15KN per hour; there are plenty paved roads and off-road routes to chose from. Other than endless greenery, some hot spots to discover include: Sustipan: A peninsula that closes off the city harbor to the west is an old cemetery nestled on a cliff face. It is a popular rock climbing spot for if you have the gear. Sv. Jere Church: This magnificent little church was constructed into the rock face in 1500; a Croatian version of the Petra of Jordan if you will. Vidilica Café: Found at the summit of a flight of stairs from taken from the Varoš neighborhood, here you can sip your coffee while taking in the best city panoramas. The Zoo: Probably one of the smallest animal havens in the world but a great visit for kids. Kašjuni Beach: Located on the southern foothills of the Marjan, this no-frills beach provides a quiet city getaway in pristine nature. A short walk takes you to Split’s only dog friendly spot dogs. This beach is also a nudist beach. Bene Beach: Located along the northern shores of this pine-dotted peninsula, this jagged beach is a popular recreational destination with tennis courts, football, playgrounds, and a restaurant. Getting to Marjan It is prohibited to drive through Marjan Forest Park but you can park by the Northern Gate (a.k.a. Marjanska Vrata). Get to the Northen Gate on foot by heading up Plinarska Ulica directly behind the National Theatre of Split, cross Prilaz Vladimira Nazora Ulica and continue west down Mandalinski Put. You can also get to Marjan from the city by climbing the stairs to Vidilica from the Varoš neighborhood west of Riva. Alternatively, you can access from the southern side by passing through the Marjan tunnel to the Meje neighborhood and turn right at the t-junction and continue west along Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića until a ramp stops you from driving further. Park nearby and walk the rest of the way. You can also hop on bus 12 from Riva and get off at the last stop, directly by Bene beach. Alternatively, take a little choo choo train that departs every hour in front of the National Theatre of Split in the summer from 8am to 8pm; a real popular mode of transport for the kids for just 10kn. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“While it is one of the very few clubs in Split for which you have to pay an entrance fee, it is extremely popular. And the location in the very center of Split doesn’t hurt its popularity. Their programme is aimed at a public that enjoys good DJ-s and the Billboard top 200. There are quite often theme nights and DJ-s with guest spots; something for everyone. ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Plaza
“Riva promenade is main place for hanging with friends and drinking coffee in Split. Enjoy your cup!”
  • 136 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Ivan Mestrovic, the Croatian Michelangelo is the greatest Croatian sculptor, whose works are visible in every corner of the city. His gallery is an art museum founded in 1952 dedicated to the work of this 20th century sculptor located in the south slopes of Marjan hill. It is one of the prominent Split attractions sights.”
  • 130 locals recommend
Restaurant
“amazing place, great food, Mediterranean food, traditional, modern, burgers...”
  • 99 locals recommend
Bar
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“During the day, you can eat something here (I've never eaten here, so I don't know how is the food), but this is a great place to have a drink during the evening. The best is on Fridays and Saturdays.”
  • 70 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum of town Split is must see if you woul like to find out more of Split and its citizens from the very first beginings.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Forest park Marjan in Split is covered in a dense Mediterranean pine forest and completely surrounded by the city and the sea making it a unique sight. It is a favourite weekend excursion destinations of citizens and a recreational center. It is also the setting for numerous beaches and jogging trails as well as tennis courts. On northern part of forest (described above) please make sure to follow the main path. Southern part of forest is quite secluded and poorly visited. On southern part I only recommend to visit coffee bar "Vidilica" from where you can see a spectacular view on entire city Split. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Home of the local football team Hajduk. Poljud stadium is also where many concerts and events like Ultra Music festival is held each year.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Joker is Split’s first shopping center, located just outside the city center. The Joker shopping center extends over 50,000 square feet and operates on five floors. Just a ten-minute walk on foot from Split’s Old Town, you can find a modern and fully equipped shopping center with more than a hundred of shops exclusively offering high-street fashion brands, children’s clothing and sportswear, footwear and equipment, a hypermarket, cinema, food court and other catering facilities, and a full range of services. In other words, anything you need, you can find shopping with us. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Plaza
“A square where ancient Roman soldiers used to salute the emperor, a theatre festival is held there every summer ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“local club full of locals, if you want to hear local party music, come here”
  • 39 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“amazing place, great food, Mediterranean food, traditional, modern, burgers...”
  • 99 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Zinfandel’s À la carte menu focuses on quality ingredients, locally-sourced, cooked to perfection, with a modern twist on much-loved Dalmatian classics. With over 100 bottled wines and an extensive range of 30 wines by the glass, they take particular pride in their wine selection. Price range: from 150,00 HRK per person. If you happen to go there definitely try their cheesecake!!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“We offer great steaks & seafood, pastas and salads all paired with carefully chosen Croatian wines. We also offer great choice of full breakfasts!Welcome to Split”
  • 21 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Lovely restaurant located on the most beautiful promenade on Earth. Hidden in the shadow of the palm trees, this is perfect place for a morning breakfast or brunch.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For those who likes to have good food and to enjoy nice and peaceful view to local marina. Best Tuna stake in Town. Affordable prices ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Mediterranean Restaurant
“really good restaurant for lunch, with a nice terrasse, and croatian cuisine”
  • 68 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“A must, I recommend a visit for traditional food like black risotto or white codfish. Nice portion. Payment in cash only. ”
  • 54 locals recommend

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