Split Old Town

Split Old Town. Get lost in the maze of side streets within the walls of the city which date back to the Roman Empire.

We were up bright and early for our last day in Croatia. After breakfast entered the gated walls of the Old Town.

It was fairly quiet and we decided to explore the Palace’s Diocletian Cellars first. These are some of the best preserved ancient complexes of their type in the world and were built in 305AD. In ancient times Romans used this area as storage space but now the basement is filled with small souvenir shops. This is also where some episodes of Game of Thrones was filmed – you will see us enacting the scenes again!

Sveti Duje – St Dominus Cathedral is the oldest Catholic Cathedral in the world because it has served for so long as a place of worship. The bell tower has become a symbol of the City.

Pjaca Peoples Square houses one of the oldest open book stores in the world: Morpurgo which today looks almost exactly as it did in 1861. Legend says that if you make a wish and rub the statue of Grgur Ninski’s toe it will come true. He was the main advocat of worship in the Croatian language. Vocni-trg or Fruit Square with the pink building once was home to the bustling and colourful market where women from surrounding villages came to sell their fruit. Such an attractive, clean and friendly City.

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