Photo Tour, Split, Croatia

June 9, 2016

Morning walking tour

Peristyle Square

Peristyle Square

Starting around 6AM, I did another one of my early morning walks. I really should have started about 5:30 as the light was already starting to hit the facades by 6. Still lovely at this hour, cool with few people on the street.

Split - Green Market

The green market was just getting going.

SplitSplit - Silver GateSplit

Split photo tour-24.jpgUnlike Dubrovnik, Split has a more real working town feel. The green market on one side and the fish market on the other are surrounded by cafes where groups of locals, mostly old men, hang and chat.

The buildings themselves are rougher, a hodgepodge of materials, ancient brick and stone mixed with ancient columns and newer construction.

Split - Temple of Jupiter

Temple of Jupiter

Split - Temple of JupiterSplit - Cathedral of St DominusSplit

Split  - Gold Gate

The Golden Gate

Split - Silver GateAfter breakfast we went back through the palace at around 10AM.

Split - Peristyle SquareSplit - Peristyle Square

By this hour it is filled with tour groups. It’s fun to watch but if you want to experience the Palace rather than the tour groups I would suggest coming early or late.

Split - Peoples Square (Narodni Trg)

People’s Square (Narodni Trg)

Split  - Fish marketSplit  - Fish marketThe indoor fish market was winding down at around 11 AM, still some interesting looking fish. This guy breaking down a small shark for instance.

SplitSplit - harborSplit - walkway of Olympic champions

Walked along the harbor toward the old fisherman’s port along the walkway of Olympic champions. Seems they mostly win water sports and soccer. Not surprising with the amount of great swimming spots along the Adriatic.

After lunch we stopped at two sweet places. Nadalina chocolate house, a small window front on Dioklecijanova, the main street leading to the Golden Gate, offers lovely creamy dark chocolate.

Split - Pumparela Gelateria

And Pumparela Gelateria with the best gelato we have had so far on this trip. Vibrant flavors are super creamy. Located on the main road towards the Silver Gate, i.e., just north of the Cathedral.

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