Point of Interest
Obojena – perfect for those summer night & night swimming when the lights are set for the mood and there are not many people around. During the day it is a bit crowded but still a great option for a swim!
“"Simple, if you want to eat something domestic for fare price or just a great pizza try it"”
“Beautifully designed pizza bar located on "Zapadna obala" (West Coast - extention of Riva promenade). It's one of our personal favorites because of their unique way of making pizza.”
“Fortress Gripe is a fortification and defensive complex built in the 17th century to defend Split from the Turks.”
“Peristil, as the central square of the Palace, intended for the Emperor Diocletian celebrated as the living son of Jupiter, finds its place among many temples. The Emperor would appear under the architrave of the central part of Protyron, and his subjects would approach him, kneeling down, kissing the hem of his scarlet cloak, or they would fall in front of him, their entire body to the ground. The red colour of the granite columns emphasises the ceremonial function. Namely, ever since the Emperor Diocletian the colour purple became the imperial colour. With the construction of a new city square with the town hall (Pjaca) in the 13th/14th century, Peristyle became a religious centre. Today it borders from the West with Palaces of Split noble families Grisogono, Cipci and Skočibušić, as they lean on its authentic columns and arches. With their Renaissance and Gothic architecture they themselves became monuments. Owing to its unique beauty and unusual acoustics, Peristil became the ideal theatre scenery, perfect for opera classics and works of ancient literature, but also the stage where abundant urban life continues. Having your coffee on the steps circling Peristyle is a unique experience, one of the closest touches of a modern man with the ancient heritage, not only Roman, but also Egyptian, as the Peristyle is closely watched over by a 3500 old and perfectly preserved sphinx, the witness of Split's history in making. This is why John Paul the II in amazement said " Dear God, how many feet have stepped through here", and this is why citizens of Split think of Peristyle as the centre of Split and the entire world. At the south side of Peristil (entrance to Vestibul) you can see Prothyron. Prothyron is the grand arched entry to the Emperors living quarters with ceremonial loggia under the central arsh where Diocletian was viewed and worshiped as a cult deity. ”