21 Delightful Things to Do in Split, Croatia

If you’re planning a trip to Croatia, chances are you’ll visit Split. Along with Dubrovnik, it’s the gateway to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and the idyllic islands of Hvar, Korcula and Brac.

There are so many exciting things to do in Split, Croatia. Bustling with life and energy, this beautiful city is a mix of the modern and historic.

We’ve just visited Split for the third time. Here we let you in on the top activities in Split, visitor attractions and Split day tours.

Explore Diocletian’s Palace

The astonishing Diocletian’s Palace dates all the way back to 305 AD. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a must-see in Split.



Stroll the Riva

It’s a pedestrian promenade spanning the city’s coastline, and one of the most popular free things to do in Split is to hang out on the Riva.


Visit the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery

The art-and-sculpture museum is housed in his vast neoclassic mansion and displays some of his best work.

(Credit: Ivan Mestrovic Gallery)


Climb the bell tower

The cathedral’s main structure is the historic mausoleum built for Diocletian (the emperor who built the palace).

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