JEWISH TOUR OF SPLIT
We visit all the important sights that are both stunning and have a historic and cultural significance for the development of the city and the Community. In fact, the general tour of Split cannot go without mentioning the role that the Jewish Community has played in the cultural and economical development of the city. The tour includes the visit to the 1700-year-old Roman Palace.
It is the home of most of the city sights like the Basements, beautiful Roman squares and statues, The Bell Tower, Jupiter’s temple, the former Jewish ghetto, the synagogue, the City Museum and many more. Throughout the Palace there are plenty of details that could keep you occupied for hours. Within few minutes walking distance of the Palace there are a few Renaissance squares, the City Promenade and some interesting markets.
A bit further is the Old Jewish Cemetery, up on the Marjan hill, from where you can see the whole city. It takes about 10-15 minutes to reach it.
1700 years of history in the city that grew from within a Roman emperor’s palace, one of our favourite spots in Dalmatia. Split is the capital of the region, a young, vibrant city, with great shops, restaurants, museums and galleries.
Diocletian built the palace on 305 AD. Today it is the home of most of the city sights like the Basements, beautiful Roman squares and statues, The Bell Tower, Jupiter’s temple, the former Jewish ghetto, the synagogue, the City Museum and many more.
This, one of the oldest European synagogues still in its original use, was created in the 16th century in the one-time Jewish ghetto, by the conversion of the second floor of two attached medieval houses. The current appearance of the interior was formed around 1728. The most sacred part of the place of worship, the Aron Hakodesh, facing Jerusalem and made in the Classicist style of black and white marble, is built into the western wall of the Diocletian’s Palace.
The place for relaxation, walking, drinking coffee, enjoy the sun…
The statue of Gregory of Nin by Ivan Meštrović in Split. The Bishop Grgur introduced the national language in the religious services in 10th centruy. Rubbing the statue’s toe is said to bring good luck.
The statue of Gregory of Nin
The place where past meets present…
Republic Square at Night.
Bougainvillea flowers in old town
Salona was an ancient city and capital of Roman province on the Dalmatian coast. This archeological site is situated near today’s town of Solin, about 5 km from Split.