Walking tours from Split
Walking tours are one of the most affordable tours to go on. The sheer amount of history that can be uncovered on one, taking the opportunity to sight see unfamiliar parts of a town you normally wouldn’t walk through can be quite the experience.
Why choose a private walking tour?
Due to the pandemic that is plaguing the entire world, a private tour has never before been as enticing to go on. Private Walking tours differ from regular ones in various manners and provide some flexibility that normal group tours don’t. Choose your own starting time without needing to sacrifice a bit of your sleep.
The privilege that a private walking tour can offer is that you can surround yourself with just family/friends, enjoying a thrilling time together. Don’t let anything bother you as you decide what you want to see and/or experience. After all, make the most out of your time with friendly company that will show you around the old town of Split with ease.
What you can expect to see on a walking tour
Walking tours offer a chance for any visitor to admire and explore an unfamiliar city, learning the history that hides in them. Widely considered as a fantastic tour for anyone with a curiousity for history. Enjoy the several sights that you can get a chance to explore:
Diocletian palace – an ancient palace built for the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, which in turn forms the old town of Split in the present day. Whilst many people refer to the place as a “palace” because of it being Emperor Diocletian‘s retirement residence, the term can be quite misleading. Due to it’s large size it resembles more of a large fortress, even adding to that by housing the military garrison in one half, whilst the other half was for emperor Diocletian‘s personal use. There are in total one gates to enter this gorgeous Palace, going by the name of: Golden, Silver, Bronze and brass gate.
Cathedral of Saint Duje – one of the most beautiful and notable sights in Split, this Catholic cathedral is located in the cent of Diocletian Palace; right besides Peristil square. The Cathedral of St. Duje is a complex of a church, consisting of an Imperial Roman mausoleum and a bell tower (which you can climb up for a small fee); we can only tell you that the view from the top is beautiful. 🙂
Temple of Jupiter – a temple dedicated to the Ancient Roman god Jupiter. Positioned in the western part of the famous Diocletian palace, near the Peristil square. When you step in front of the temple you’ll see one of twelve sphinxes that were brought all the way from Egypt by Emperor Diocletian. Considering the beauty of architecture, it was even considered as the most beautiful monuments in Europe by Scottish architect Robert Adam.
Triclinium – located in the eastern part of the basement of Diocletian’s Palace. This interesting octagonal hall is believed to be the imperial dining room, coupled with various small rooms where the service was located. The remains of this place were found in the 20th century, and during the restoration process they also renovated the ground floor of the triclinium where you can see the marble table.
Peristil square – Is one of the most popular squares of the Palace, intended for Emperor Diocletian, nestled between various temples. The Emperor would appear under the architrave (The frame of a doorway) of Protyron where his subjects would approach him, before kneeling down and kissing the hem of his scarlet cloak, or they would prone down in front of him with their entire body to the floor.
Prokurative – or officially called Republic Square resembles the Venice Square of St. Marks. Located at the end of the old Riva promenade on the west side. The main difference with Pokurative than other Squares is that it is only open on the south side, providing a rather gorgeous view of the harbour and Riva promenade. Prokurative also hosts several music stages through the year, most notably pop music festival, and the local businesses of cafe’s and restaurants made it a popular venue for the citizens of Split.
Pjaca – (People’s Square, but nobody calls it that), is the first inhabited part of Split outside of the beautiful Diocletian Palace that leans to its western wall. If you happen to want to see what life is like in Split, the Square is considered as the central stage. There’s also a city clock that it rather unique, having 24 digits instead of the usual 12 you see anywhere else; the clock has been ticking for centuries as well.
What walking tour to go on?
There are several walking tour variations in most if not all cities. Whether you wanted to explore the Old town of Split whilst enjoying a glass of wine or Olive oil is up to you. But if you’re asking us, we recommend this one that will take you to see all the notable things in the Old town, along with providing a refreshing small group experience that will show and teach you all the most important things about Split’s old historic monuments.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions you might have, we’re happy to help! 🙂
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