Visiting the old town in Split

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The old town

Visiting the old town in Split

We woke up next morning by a soft knock on the door at 9am, outside the friendly girl from yesterday was happy to inform us that we didn't have to pack since we could stay an additional day.

After the hotel breakfast which included a great cup of coffee we walked down to the beach which was only 200 meters from the hotel. The beach was not nice but the water was very clear and looked really nice. We found an ok spot at a stone peer and stayed there for a couple of hours changing out white to something more red.

Later that day we wanted to see more of Split and we therefore drove towards the city; the surrounding city looked like a mix between the laidback of Greece and a Russian East block design from 1960.

The wonderful harbour promenade
There were cute houses but they were all covered but large concrete high-rises which all had a horrible design and were colourless and there absolutely not attractive.

We followed the somewhat messy traffic and drove towards Klis a small city 10km outside Split inland where we had seen an old castle the day before. We reached after 20min drive.

The castle beautifully situated on a hill top overlooking the bay of Split. It costed 1,3 euro to get in and it was an excellent attraction. We walked up and down the hilly castle and really enjoyed the view.

We drove back towards the city centre of Split and parked the car at a parking close to the large city market. The market was full of Chinese copies from of well-known brands, and nice fruit and food as well. We arrived at the beautiful harbour promenade and enjoyed the view and the activity there.

Behind the promenade there is the fantastic historical city centre which displays a fantastic combination of all the different rulers of this coastline the last 2000 years. The narrow streets with the small classy tourist shops send reminders of ancient copy of the Barre Gotic in Barcelona. The ancient quarter is not big but it is damn beautiful and charming.

After a couple of hours walking and shopping in the area we left for the Amigos restaurant and yet another great meal there and there after headed for an quiet evening in our own company in the apartment.

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The old town
The old town
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The coast seen from our balcony
The coast seen from our balcony
Wonderful nautic shop
Wonderful nautic shop
The view from the Balcony
The view from the Balcony
The apart hotel in Split
The apart hotel in Split
Kaija taken the 131hp scooter for …
Kaija taken the 131hp scooter for…
The beach in front of our Hotel in…
The beach in front of our Hotel i…
Kaija arriving back after her wild…
Kaija arriving back after her wil…
The stadion of Hajduc Split
The stadion of Hajduc Split
View of the suburbs of Split
View of the suburbs of Split
Entering the old town
Entering the old town
A local hairdresser
A local hairdresser
Some of the houses outside the old…
Some of the houses outside the ol…
Old defense wall
Old defense wall
The large local market in the city…
The large local market in the cit…
Getting down to the harhour
Getting down to the harhour
The old harbour
The old harbour
Part of the houses remains
Part of the houses remains
Part of the houses remains
Part of the houses remains
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
A fish BBQ at the harbour front
A fish BBQ at the harbour front
Buildings of Split
Buildings of Split
Administrative building in Split c…
Administrative building in Split …
The wonderful harbour promenade
The wonderful harbour promenade
Old and new
Old and new
One of the many shopping streets
One of the many shopping streets
28 degrees
28 degrees
Old house outside the old town
Old house outside the old town
Outside café
Outside café
The Belfrey in the sun
The Belfrey in the sun
The Belfrey in the sun
The Belfrey in the sun
The Belfrey in the shadow
The Belfrey in the shadow
The Belfrey in the sun
The Belfrey in the sun
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
The old town
Split
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