How to find best picture worthy/ instagrammble places in Split? Today I'm sharing with you my tips for finding the best locations in Split city, Croatia. I can even give you a bit of insider perspective as this is a city I was born and raised in. I don't live there anymore, but I still visit it pretty often. If you've already visited Split or you plan to visit it again, this post might be of some interest. Some of my photography tips are pretty generic and can be applied to other towns as well. Anyway, if you are about to shot some photographs in Split, this is what I advise you to look for:
1. PORTS AND MARINAS
Ports and marinas are usually more than picture worthy. What says vacation better than being surrounded by ships and yachts? Marinas and ports are dynamic places by nature, with ships always coming in and out of them. Moreover, ports and marinas convey a feeling of perpetual movement. If there is something magical about the sea, what place captures it better than a marina? Perhaps only a beach? But unlike beaches which are often all about chilling and relax, marinas stand for sailing and exploration of the sea. There are a few lovely marinas in Split, all of them worth a visit, I might add. The one I shot in most often is Zenta. I've spent a lot of time there as a kid, and I guess I'm still attached to it.
2. OLD CITY CENTRE, HISTORICAL AND TOURISTIC SIGHTS
Main attractions in a city are usually main attractions for a reason. I wouldn't recommend skipping on famous sights while you're in Split. After all, when will you have a chance to visit the oldest preserved cathedral in the world again? Or the second oldest synagogue in Europe? Exactly! Taking a photograph in front of tourist sights is almost a right of passage when you visit some place, isn't it? If you want to stand out of the crowd, you can always get there early when there isn't anyone around or get creative with your photography. I do recommend visiting the old city centre. Most of the historical and touristic sights make for a great shooting location.
3. UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, MODERN CONSTRUCTIONS AND URBAN ARCHITECTURE
Besides its rich history, Split has a lot to offer in terms of modern urban architecture. I did recommend visiting the old centre of the city, but that doesn't exclude discovering the more urban & new areas of the town. I always say that the best way to discover a city is on foot. So, take a walk and see what Split has to offer in terms of modern architecture. Personally, I'm a big fan of many well known Split's architects and their work. I sometimes stroll certain neighbourhoods just to admire the design of its buildings. One of the places I definitely recommend visiting is the University campus.
4. BEACHES AND SEA PANORAMA
Let me tell you, Split has got some stunning beaches. Which ever you choose, you won't be wrong. I would personally recommend visiting them all. The ones I visit most often are Trstenik and Zenta, because they're the closest to where I usually stay when I'm in Split. If you don't want to get too far from the city centre, then the best option would be the most famous beach- Bacvice. This sand beach is a very popular spot. However, as I said I would recommend you exploring the other ones as well.
That would be all for today. Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Let me know if you would like to read more posts of this sort. P.S. How come it is July already? Welcome July!