Split is a city of Croatia in Europe. It is the second largest city in the country. Split is also a traditional city and center of Croatian culture. As an intro regional transport hub, the city is a link to numerous Adriatic islands and the Apennines peninsula, as well as a popular tourist destination. Split is in one of the world most beautiful and natural cities, but unstable political conditions and economic crises didn’t let it grow as it’s deserved.
In the years following 2000, Split finally gained momentum and started to develop again, with a focus on tourism. From being just a transition center, it is now a major Croatian tourist destination. Many new hotels are being built, as well as new apartment and office buildings. Many large development projects are revived, and new infrastructure is being built. An example of the latest large city projects is the Spaladium Arena, built in 2009.
Sights to see in Split
Brodosplit shipyard is the most popular yard in the city. The shipyard has three leaning slipways for launching, and one horizontal slipway for building objects of sea technology. Roman emperor Diocletian Palace is the most important and worth to see sights. Some other sights include Cathedral of St Domnius, People’s Square, Statue of Gregory of Nin, and Mestrovic Gallery. There are also few museums in the city such as Museum of Croatia, Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments.
Picigan is the popular game among the people. Mostly people play it on Bacvice beach. Here i share a video from a BBC program Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage (broadcast in 2008) in which Francesco spent two months sailing through this sea. Here, Francesco going to play the famous game of picigin in the sea. But first he goes to see a Split man who has a bit of an ancient temple within his flat.