Split’s unique blend of natural scenery, historic landmarks, and vibrant culture makes it a popular destination, but ticking off its highlights can be tricky in just two days. Here are our top tips for optimizing your 48 hours in the city.
Split Archaeological Museum (Arheoloski Muzej Split)
Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska 25, Split, Croatia, 21000
Many of the artefacts displayed in the museum come from the Roman ruins of Salona and Tuluscum, two important archaeological sites also managed by Split Archaeological Museum; several tours, which depart from either central Split or the coastal city of Trogir, include admission to both. Budget-conscious travelers can save money with a combined ticket that includes admission to the museum and the Salona or Issa archaeological sites, or receive discounted admission with a SplitCard.
Things to Know Before You Go
Don’t miss the outdoor exhibits, which include sarcophagi, friezes, and statues.
The Split Archaeological Museum is accessible for wheelchair users.
Guidebooks and souvenirs can be purchased from the museum gift shop.
How to Get There
The museum is a 15-minute walk from Diocletian’s Palace. Several local and hop-on hop-off buses service the museum, including numbers 7 and 17, which stop nearby at Ulica Zrinsko Frankopanska.
When to Get There
The museum is open every day except Sunday and closes for lunch between 2pm and 4pm. Located slightly out of town in a shady villa, the museum provides a cool and quiet getaway from the afternoon heat.
Issa Archaeological Museum
Take a break from the mainland and catch a boat to the nearby island of Vis, which is close to the Bisevo Blue Cave and home to the Issa Archaeological Museum. Established by the Split Archaeological Museum in 1983, the collection is located on the bay in a 19th-century Austrian fort, and boasts one of Croatia’s largest collections of ancient Greek artefacts. It’s possible to purchase combined entry for both museums, to be used over a week.
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- Poljud Stadium (Stadion Poljud)
- Republic Square (Prokurative)
- Gregory of Nin (Grgur Ninski)
- Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic)
- Gates of Diocletian's Palace
- Temple of Jupiter
- Diocletian's Palace
- Peristyle Square (Peristil)
- Cathedral of St. Dominus (Katedrala Svetog Duje)
- Riva Promenade (Riva Split Waterfront)
- Split Ethnographic Museum (Etnografski Muzej Split)
- Port of Split (Luka Split)
- Bacvice Beach