Free history walking tour of Split

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Guru: Sandra
Quality Verified Registered on November 23, 2023

Hello, my name is Sandra, and I can confidently say that I'm living my dream job. Ever since I was little, I wanted to become a tour guide. Every excursion or trip I take always begins with a visit to a bookstore, where I immediately stock up on books about the destination. My deep love for history from an early age evolved into a passion for archaeology and art history. Additionally, I've always had a great fondness for foreign languages, leading me to study Italian. Of course, I couldn't leave out history. As a student, my adventure began as a tourist assistant, and I gradually realized the immense responsibility that comes with the job. Over the years, I decided to pursue specialized training to become a licensed tour guide, and now I hold licenses to guide throughout Dalmatia, accumulating almost 15 years of experience. Besides my professional life, I have a strong passion for antiques, excellent films, and I fell in love with the series Game of Thrones. Naturally, as a bookworm, I also love traveling, good food, and good wine, all of which you can find abundantly in our Dalmatia. In line with current trends, three years ago, I completed a course to become a costumed heritage interpreter, essentially a storyteller. See you soon 🤗😀

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Tour description

Welcome to the city of Split, often referred to as the flower of the Mediterranean. Its name dates back to the Greeks, but its fame was sealed by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who decided to build his final palace here and spend his retirement days in this very place. This city is unique because its harbor is just a 15-minute walk from the center. In its turbulent history, besides Diocletian, Venice also left a significant mark. Join us on a special walking tour where, alongside a guide, you'll discover how this city lives today and how it lived in its past. Just one click separates you from a unique experience and a stroll through the UNESCO-listed palace.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Dioklecijanova 7, 21000, Split, Croatia
    Dioklecijanova 7, 21000, Split, Croatia
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    Near to the big bronze statue after the steps

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    Outside visit
    Golden Gate

    Zlatna vrata" translates to "Golden Gate" in English. In Split, the Golden Gate refers to one of the entrances to Diocletian's Palace, known for its historical significance and architectural beauty.

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    Outside visit

    Peristil is the central square of Diocletian's Palace in Split. It's an impressive open space surrounded by ancient columns and architectural elements. Throughout history, Peristil was the place where ceremonial life of the emperors unfolded. Today, it's a tourist attraction and a venue for various cultural events like concerts and performances during the summer months. The Cathedral of St. Duje is also located here, once serving as Diocletian's mausoleum.

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    Outside visit
    Jupiter's Temple

    The Temple of Jupiter within Diocletian's Palace is truly unique. Built in the 3rd century, this temple was dedicated to the Roman god Jupiter. It's considered one of the most significant ancient temples in Croatia and a vital part of the Diocletian's Palace complex. Preserved remains of this temple offer visitors insight into ancient architecture and culture.

  • 4
    Outside visit

    The soul of the city, or rather its living room, is the waterfront (Riva). It's the place where, as a local, you can always meet someone familiar, and of course, it's a favorite spot for leisurely coffee sipping and soaking up the Sun.

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    Outside visit
    Narodni trg (Pjaca)

    Welcome to the main square of Split. Its uniqueness lies in the mix of various architectural influences found throughout the city. Also, it's home to the distinctive city clock.

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    Outside visit
    Gregory of Nin

    The statue, created by renowned Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, stands outside the northern gate of Diocletian's Palace in Split. It's a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of Croatian identity and heritage.

  • 7
    Outside visit

    The Sphinx was brought to Split by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century CE. Diocletian, who was born in the nearby region of Dalmatia, constructed his palace in Split as a retirement residence. The Sphinx was likely brought to the palace as a decorative element, showcasing the wealth and power of the Roman Empire.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Wolfgang 13 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Fühlten uns gut und interessant informiert und waren sehr angetan von Sandras Begeisterung und ihrer Bereitschaft, unsere Fragen zu beantworten.
Francisca 05 May 2024
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Travelled in group - May 2024
Finalmente hicimos el tour en Español. Sandra habla varios idiomas y fue perfecto!!. Muy profesional e informada! Nos encantó aprender sobre la historia de Split y sus habitantes. Muy comprometida con su comunidad y la conservación del patrimonio. Gracias Sandra!!
Beatriz 29 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Nos enseñó la ciudad, rincones e historias. Toda una profesional. Nos dio recomendaciones. Gracias!
paul mcglynn 15 Apr 2024

Had an excellent tour with dee dee she was informative and her passion about her beloved split was endearing 👍
Hashim 11 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
The tour was amazing. We were guided by Sandra’s sister Dee Dee. It was an absolute bliss speaking with her. The tour was very informative and we explored the city in a really fun way. The tips she gave us for the journey we’re priceless. I absolutely recommend this to anyone who visits the city.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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