Fruit Square, Split: Our most recommended tours and activities

Split: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

1. Split: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

Discover the remains of Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Now part of the old town of Split, the imperial palace was built in preparation for the emperor's retirement in 305 AD. Visit different areas of the complex, such as the cellars and monumental Peristyle courtyard. Look at the emperor's private observatory and see the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, originally built as Diocletian's Mausoleum. Discover the site of the Temple of Jupiter and Baptistery, and the original Bronze Gate, Silver Gate, Golden Gate and Iron Gate that provided access to the city. Discover a refuge for the noblewomen of Split at the Benedictine Monastery of St. Arnir, admire the original 15th-century Town Hall and marvel at the Baroque monuments of Fruit Square (Voćni trg).

Split: Roman Ruins Sightseeing Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Split: Roman Ruins Sightseeing Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to Split. At its ancient heart is Diocletian's Palace, which is 1,700 years old. It’s on UNESCO’s World Heritage List too, along with the rest of the city’s historical centre. Our tour starts with a bird’s eye view of this old town, at a scale model of it on the Riva Promenade. From there, we’ll visit the cellars of Diocletian's Palace, the imperial residence, the palace’s central square, which is called the Peristyle. We’ll then whirl forward in time after that, making our way into the northern part of the palace compound with its medieval buildings, including the Jewish Ghetto. From there, we’ll take a walk through Split’s historical centre that’ll lead us onto the Riva Promenade again. The tour ends at the elegant Prokurative and Fruit squares, after a leisurely stroll along the city’s French-style boulevards and discover. While you walk, you’ll be regaled with tales of Split’s ancient history as well as the unique jigsaw of architecture and culture you find here today. I’ll also point out some of the locations where Game of Thrones was filmed. Join me, an experienced and licensed local tour guide, as we step back in time and uncover all that Split has to offer. By the end of the tour, I hope you’ll consider this your definitive Split experience. Please note that this tour does not require you to enter any of the ticketed venues along the way.

Split: City Introduction and Highlights Walking Tour

3. Split: City Introduction and Highlights Walking Tour

Split Orientational Walking Tour - Highlights is tour focused on introducing the most important highlights of the city including tips & tricks how to make the most of your stay in Split/Dalmatia region/Croatia which you will be able to get from the local experienced guide. At the meeting point on Riva Promenade you will get the short introduction about Split, region Dalmatia and Croatia. After that your professional guide will take you through the most important sights and places of Split where you will be able to hear short stories about each of it. Together with already mentioned Riva which is main city promenade, you will find out more about unique UNESCO protected heritage Diocletian`s Palace with its main parts such are Peristil, Diocletian`s cellars and Mausoleum (today St. Dominus cathedral), one of the "pulses" of the city life Pazar (Green Market) as well as about two charming squares People`s Square or Pjaca and Fruit Square. During the tour you will get the tips & tricks how to get the most of your stay in Split including recommendations about what to do, where to go/what to visit, what and where to eat and when to do all that. Of course, your guide will provide you all other info you would like to know. After the tour you will be able to continue to explore as the tour will finish in the city center. * In the afternoon hours tour goes on Prokurative Square instead on Pazar ( Green market).

UNESCO Jewels: Split & Trogir - Private Tour

4. UNESCO Jewels: Split & Trogir - Private Tour

Experience two UNESCO jewels of Croatia, ancient Split and medieval Trogir with local professional guide on See, Hear and Feel way and discover its highlights, interesting stories and hidden gems! On this tour you will have chance to discover two UNESCO jewels of Croatia, Trogir, one of the oldest settlements on Croatian coast with its amazing medieval architecture and Split, the place when one Roman emperor decided to build his palace and where later one of the most beatiful cities of Adriatic coast raised from it! Trogir is amazingly beautiful and charming small city placed on the UNESCO list of world protected heritage. Even though Trogir is one of the oldest settlements on Adriatic coast, preserved medieval and later part of the history and architecture are in the center of the interest of this "place with soul". Its square with continuing life for more than 2000 years, cathedral of St. Lawrence, city lodge, noble palaces and charming narrow streets will give the meaning to your local professional guide stories. Experience this invaluable part of Croatian history and enjoy in coming back to the past while you are strolling through the more than 2000 years old city. The way will lead you in Split, where you will have a chance to explore a "live monument", Diocletian`s Palace, with its most significant parts like Golden Gate, Jupiter`s Temple, Peristyle, Vestibule, Central Substructures, Mausoleum-Cathedral and more. While you are "absorbing" the stories from your local professional guide, which will make the history come to life, you will find out about the hidden gems of the palace and city itself, such as Secret Garden, Lost Sphinx Head, Narrowest street and other. You will also discover the secrets of the two magical medieval squares, Peoples`s Square and Fruit Square, which are hiding in the surrounding walls of it. Join us on this discovering adventure through the See, Hear and Feel way in which the history is brought to life!

Private Experience Split History Tour With Local Historian

5. Private Experience Split History Tour With Local Historian

Experience Split History Walking Tour With Local Historian is personalized 2 hours city tour with history, culture, everyday life topics, interesting stories and legends, hidden gems and with a bit of local vibe. On this Experience Split Walking Tour, which is guided by local guide and professional historian on See, Hear & Feel way, you will discover Unesco World Heritage site &"live" historical monument Diocletian`s Palace, including other important sights in the city. Meeting point for starting the tour is at one of the most significant and popular parts of the Diocletian`s Palace, Golden Gate (northern gate). Here you will be able to hear an introduction to the tour, general information about Split and Croatia as well as history introduction of the area. You will be able to find out about name, purpose and importance of Golden Gate before you enter the palace like Roman emperor and empress used to. Also, here, you will see and hear about the greatest statue in Split and the person who is presenting, Gregory of Nin. Upon entering the palace, discovering of it is what follows. Places in the Palace like main palace square Peristyle, Mausoleum-Cathedral, Jupiter`s Temple, Vestibule, Triclinium, Central Substructures and other ones will stand out and "show" its peculiarity through their own stories, facts, legends and intrigues which you will be able to hear from your guide. While walking through the "living room" of Split, Riva promenade, connection between the Roman and Medieval period of Split history will be explanied as well as you will be introduced in "pomalo" way of life so that you could participate in it while you are in Split. That Split has, except the magical Roman history, also rich Medieval and Modern history, you will find out while you are standing on two medieval squares, Fruit Square and People`s Square. The secrets which these two squares are "hiding" in their architecture and happenings through the centuries will entice your imagination. More from the mysterious part of the tour is reserved for hidden gems like narrowest church, narrowest street, lost spfinx head & secret garden about which you will also have a chance to hear about. Even though the history of Split is a treasure chest, city is not just made of monuments & legends, so you will be also introduced with some everyday topics of locals so you could understand and immerse youself into everyday life, feel the city vibe and become a part of its "bloodstream". "History to life" on this tour will be also given by 3D reconstruction images & pictures via display book. Join the tour and step into this personalized "more than a tour" experience in the See, Hear & Feel sense and take home great memories from unique Split!

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What people are saying about Fruit Square, Split

This walking tour was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. She spoke loudly so all could hear (although I love when guides have headsets and microphones) and kept a good pace and constantly checked that "all were here." I was concerned about finding the starting point, but actually it was fairly apparent. It is a about a 10 minute walk from the port, if you are arriving by cruise ship. No need to take a taxi.

Excellent walking tour of the Diocletian Palace. Our guide Gorjana was experienced and very patient in answering our questions. Highly recommend activity to do while in Split

Very interesting walk in the Diocletian palace with an extremely knowledgeable guide Renato. We can totally recommend this to everyone who visits Split!

Very interesting tour, good overview of the history of the area!

Renato was an excellent guide, knowledgeable and interesting.