Best Things To Do in Split, Croatia

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  • Diocletian's Palace: The presence of the Diocletian’s Palace looms large on the landscape of Split. Built by the Emperor Diocletian, who voluntarily gave up the throne of the Roman Empire, this palace makes up one of the most important attractions of Split.
  • Marjan Forest Park: Covered by Mediterranean pine forest, the Marjan is actually a hill on peninsula that offers immense natural beauty and picturesque views as you walk around in it.
  • Ivan Mestrovic Gallery: Dedicated in memory of the art sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, this gallery is one of the finest ones in Split.
  • Cathedral of Saint Domnius: Originally meant to be the Diocletian’s mausoleum, this church today looks beautiful with its24 columns, that have been almost completely preserved to this day.
  • Croatian National Theatre: Reserve a seat to watch a show at the famous National theatre that enjoys a heritage status and is one of the oldest surviving theatres in Dalmatia.
  • Jupiter’s Temple: Jupiter’s temple is one of the three temples at the Peristyle. This temple was built on a raised podium which has an old Egyptian Sphinx in front of it.
  • Prokurativa: Translated as the Republic Square, this is one of the most beautiful squares in Split. On the three sides of it you will find Neo Renaissance columns and one side opens up to the sea.
  • Riva: Riva is the split waterfront that has come to be the most photographed site and centres of Split. This is also a famous meeting point!


  • Sunbathe and swim at Bacvice: Swimming and enjoying the sun are some of the most coveted activities to do in Split. There are many cafes that will keep you engaged on this beach of Croatia.
  • Climb the campanile bell tower: As you reach up the peak point of the bell tower, you can enjoy astounding views of the city and the surrounding sea.
  • Snorkelling Experience: Snorkelling and diving options are easily available on Split harbour.
  • Picigin, BaÄvice: Play the traditional beach game with a small ball. Bacvice is the best beach for that.

Below we have a list of things to do in Split and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Split getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Split with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Split

Here is the list of things to do in Split and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Diocletian's Palace

    4.6 (2649 Votes)
    Diocletian's Palace

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Palace, Cafe

    Built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D, the Diocletian Palace was built during the Roman era as the retirement house for the Roman emperor Diocletian. Although in ruins today, this complex does make up for the most part of the old town of Split that includes twelfth- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces ...Read more
  2. Cathedral And Bell Tower Of St. Domnius

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    The Cathedral of St. Domnius is one of the most imposing structures of Split. Meant to be the Diocletian’s mausoleum, this cathedral is built upon 24 columns all of which have been preserved well till date. The circular crown in the dome that separates the two rows of pillars features detailed carvings of cupids, masks and human heads.  The bell tower is its main attractions after cl...Read more
  3. Museum Of Croatian Archaeological Monuments


    The Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments claims to be the only museum in Croatia that was set up with an aim to explore, collect, present and study the history of the Croats from the Middle Ages, respectively from the 7th to 15th century. This museum has been moved many a times due to varied reasons. During World War II, it was initially moved to Sinj, later to Klis and finally to Split,...Read more
  4. Croatian National Theatre

    4.6 (2076 Votes)
    Croatian National Theatre

    Entertainment, Theatre

    Watching a performance or a theatrical performance at one of the biggest theatre in the Southern Europe can be a unique experience in itself. Built in 1891, this theatre enjoys a historical status that adds to its attraction. Been through the history of its total destruction in 1881 due to fire to its present resurrection, this theatre has seen a lot of turbulence. Head towards this theatre for...Read more
  5. Marjan Forest Park

    Forest, Park

    Located on the westernmost peak of Split Peninsula, the Marjan Forest Park covers a huge area that offers picturesque beauty and plenty of things to do. In this park, there are a number of trails that you can follow through the forest that take you to the coast. In between there will be jagged beaches, vista points, ancient chapels, and even a zoo to keep you engaged. The centre of attraction i...Read more
  6. Poljud Stadium

    4.6 (1933 Votes)
    Poljud Stadium

    Stadium, Entertainment

    Built in 1979, the Poljud stadium was originally built with the purpose of holding Mediterranean Games. The architecture is peculiar is beautiful enough to attract the visitor. There are two arced roofs are built with an intention to give a look of a seashell. Today this stadium organizes contemporary events and can hold at least 50,000 spectators. It has an athletics track running around the p...Read more
  7. Temple Of Jupiter

    4 (2180 Votes)
    Temple Of Jupiter

    Temple, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Built in 3rd Century, the temple of Jupiter is not just one of the oldest structures in Split but in the whole of Europe as well. It is a small rectangular temple whose vaulted ceiling features embedded stone blocks with varied motifs. There is an ornate frieze that covers the boarding and ceiling. As you enter inside the temple, you will come across elaborate mouldings on the doorway. Located ...Read more
  8. Galerija Mestrovic

    4.7 (1653 Votes)
    Galerija Mestrovic

    Art Gallery

    This gallery is dedicated in the memory of Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia’s most famous sculptor, painter, architect, and writer. Today, this gallery houses some of his famous masterpieces, carved in marble, in bronze and wood. This gallery served as a personal residence of Ivan Medtrovic between 1931 and 1939 and was later made to function as a museum after his death. Inside there are some ...Read more
  9. Piazza - People's Square

    Cafe, Entertainment, Square, Heritage Building

    The Piazza square is one of the most popular piazzas in the city. What makes this square quite an attraction in itself is that it is bordered by stunning buildings that lend it an old world charm. There is a Renaissance clock on the ruins of a Roman tower, the first town hall and Renaissance palace of aristocratic family Karepic with the exceptional coat of arm on its facade. This spot is an id...Read more
  10. Grgur Ninski Statue


    The Grgur Ninski Statue is an important landmark and a tourist attraction in the city of Split. There is a legend associated with this statue that if you rub one of the statue’s toes, it will bring good luck. Located on the outside the northern, Golden Gate of Diocletian's Palace, this statue certainly calls for a stop. Grugur Ninski was a Croatian bishop from medieval times who gained po...Read more
  11. Klis Fortress

    4.5 (816 Votes)
    Klis Fortress

    Historical Site, Fort

    Dating back to the 7th Century, the Klis Fortress is the emblem of the shifting reigns in Split.  From being the seat of many Croatian rulers, to becoming the mediator between the Balkans and the Mediterranean to the rule of Ottomans, Venetians and Austrians, this fortress has been through troubled times. Located 13 kilometers northeast of the town Split in Croatia, this fortress has ...Read more
  12. Froggyland Museum

    4.3 (1557 Votes)
    Froggyland Museum

    Museum, Entertainment

    The Froggyland museum in Split is devoted to displaying the works of Ferenc Mere. Mere took up a unique and interesting project of removing the innards of frogs and displaying them in human situations. His perfections and precision earned him a great recognition. Inside this museum there are 21 scenarios put on display, each depicting an everyday human situation for example a frog enjoying a we...Read more
  13. Ethnographic Museum Split

    4.5 (1150 Votes)
    Ethnographic Museum Split


    Ethnographic museum of Split unravels the history of Split in its own unique way. It displays a collection of the old photographs of the old Split, some traditional costumes and memorabilia of important citizens. There are some temporary exhibitions on the ground floor and as you climb the reconstructed Roman staircase, you will come across the Renaissance terrace on the southern edge of the ve...Read more
  14. Croatian Maritime Museum

    4.5 (1031 Votes)
    Croatian Maritime Museum

    Museum, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Housed inside the 17th century Gripe Fortress, the Croatian museum exhibits the artefacts and documents that pertain to the maritime history of the Adriatic coast. Some of the collections here include: The vessel ‘Bakar’, ‘Perina’, a traditional Dalmatian fishing boat, and also one of the oldest surviving vessels on the east Adriatic coast. You can also walk across the ...Read more
  15. Galerija Emanuel Vidovic

    4.8 (1190 Votes)
    Galerija Emanuel Vidovic

    Art Gallery

    This gallery is devoted to the works of the famous local painter of Split, Emanuel Vidovic. Housed inside a stunning Romanesque house, this gallery exhibits the post impressionist paintings of Vidovic that include works on Adriatic townscapes, Trogir and the Italian town of Chioggia. One part of this museum is a recreation of the painter’s original studio that highlights the factors that ...Read more