Hidden Gems

Enjoy the culture of Split when you yacht in Croatia

By Jenny Wilson
on  April 30, 2016

The city of Split is a favourite destination for holidaymakers, whether they yacht in Croatia for a week or two or simply jet over for a luxurious city break. It is a vibrant place with much to offer in terms of restaurants, nightlife and, of course, culture.

Visiting Croatia in style - City trips

Diocletian’s Palace is the most well-known landmark, built in 295AD by the great emperor. The labyrinthine cellars alone are fascinating, but there are many more architectural treats to enjoy here. The palace is very much the heart of the city, with shops, cafes and dwellings all situated within its walls. The Cathedral of St Domnius is similarly impressive.

Aside from these spectacular buildings, Split is home to some amazing galleries and museums that should more amply satisfy any appetite for the arts. The Split City Museum is housed in a dramatic Gothic building and boasts a collection of paintings and documents, while the Archaeological Museum not only has plenty of relics but also a model of how the forum would have looked in Roman times.

There are several art galleries of note, including one dedicated to the life and paintings of Croatia’s most famous sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic. Many of his most-loved larger pieces can be found at nearby Kastelet. The Split Gallery of Fine Arts also houses a fabulous collection of paintings ranging from the Renaissance period through to modern works by contemporary artists.

If you are visiting Split, be sure to find time to appreciate some of the spectacular culture on display.

Sailing Croatia - Immerse yourself in culture

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