A Sightseeing Outfit Plus Interesting Facts About Split City (part two)

Today's post is a continuation of this one.  If you remember last time we stopped at Peristyle, the main square during Roman times. Today Peristyle serves the purpose of 'Piazza Del Duomo', that is the cathedral's square. That's what we checked out last time. Now, we're going to continue walking through the narrow street (filled with cute shops) that leads to another square "Narodni Trg Pjaza" ( I suppose we could translate it as People's Square/Piazza). Narodni Trg, a city square that was a logical consequence of city's urban development, is a lovely place to visit. There are some really nice restaurant and coffee places there. This main city's square is quite photo/Instagram worthy as well.  I should know, since it's one of my favourite places in Split city. For centuries this place has been the centre of life in Split city, so it is definitely worth a visit. Maneuvering Split's Mediterranean narrow streets can be a challenge at times, but the walking distance between these two squares is minimal, so you can be sure you won't get lost. Speaking of which, using square's as reference is a great way to orientate yourself in Mediterranean villages and cities. That's how I would do it when I was a little kid. Once I grew older, it became natural to me. 

What to Wear For Sightseeing: Interesting Facts About Split City 



Hat: Old/ T-shirt: Old, Skirt: Vintage/ Bag: from my Redbubble shop here




The main city's square- Narodni Trg Pjaza

Here we are, at city's square Narodni Trg better known as Pjaza. One of top locations in Split city! This square was formed in the 13th century, when the city's growth demanded a larger main city's square. During its long life, this square saw some changes and it even changed a few names. It started it's long life as a square of saint Lawrence, because in the past a church devoted to this saint was located here. The church is no more, but many medieval structures remain. The main city's square  attractions include a Gothic sun clock (Can you see it behind me?), a Renaissance palace Karepich (Karepić) from 16 century, palace Cambi, palace Pavlovich (Pavlović),  a late Romanesque palace from Korchula's lord Ćubrian Žaninović and many other gorgeous historical old buildings. Too much history to be fitted into one post, but I hope I managed to select good highlights for you. I have many fond memories of this square, one of them being book swamping. When I was younger,  this is where the students would meet to exchange handbooks (and buy new ones). There used to be several book stores here! Some of these book shops are gone, but at least one is still here so if you want to shop books, this is as a good place as any. Speaking of shopping, the prices in most cafes here are slightly more affordable than those on Split's famous promenade Riva (possibly because there is no direct sea view here). I think the prices in restaurants are about the same, though. 




Throwback ( 2014)



Croatian National Theatre Split



Moving on. I want to share a few images of Split's National Theatre with you. Open in 1883, Split's National Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in Dalmatia's region. At time time of its opening, it had a capacity of 1000 seats (at time Split's population counted only 16,000 ). It was the largest theatre of Southeast Europe in its time.  It's such a gorgeous building too! It is worth visiting just for the sight of it. Moreover, this is really the perfect place to see a play, a ballet or an opera, especially so if you're a fan of historical theaters. Why not take the opportunity to see a play on a historical stage? When it comes to Croatian National Theatre Split, I particularly enjoy their opera performances. They have great opera champions. The ballet company is very good as well. Order tickets online to to make sure you get them on time. 




Throwback to 2014

OUTFIT DETAILS: Hat: Old/ T-shirt: Old, Skirt: Vintage/ Bag:  here

Thank you for reading and visiting. I hope you have enjoyed finding out something new about Split city.  Are you enjoying this summer? I hope you are. Have a great day! 



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Comments

  1. Cool pictures! I visited two years ago and would have loved to have gone to the theatre there!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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    1. thank you dear! So cool you visited my hometown:).

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  2. Great article and beautiful portraits! travel inspired:)

    Tiff
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  3. Great! I love all of your Outfits <3

    kisses

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  4. What a lovely trip
    and thank you for sharing these lovely places with us :)

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  5. What an interesting tour of Peristyle. the architecture is gorgeous and somewhat reminiscent of Corfu Town.I love your tourist outfit, too - much more ladylike than the other sightseers. xxx

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    1. thank you Vix! I think I heard the Corfu Town comparison before.

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  6. Awww love this super chic look!

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  7. Dearest Ivana,
    It was really nice to accompany you on your sightseeing trip! A beautiful environment - and a very pretty outfit with practical shoes and witty cap! You wrote that your outfit consists mainly of old parts / vintage details. In this case, it fits well with the ANL linkup! Do you want to join there? The linkup is currently open! I would be glad! :-) Oh, and I also like your 2014-Outfit witzh the pretty chain!
    Hugs from here, Traude
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  8. Voglio visitarla tutta la Croazia, ho appena iniziato il mio tour a Dubrovnik e mi piace da impazzire!
    Bellissimi i tuoi look!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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    1. sono molto contenta che ti piace Dubrovnik!

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  10. bellissima Ivana
    nuova recensione da me Clarins Sunkissed makeup
    un abbraccio e Buon Ferragosto

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  11. I love the details. Very beautiful.

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  12. You always introduce us to so much history too, Ivana!! Thanks so much for the tour!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  13. You look so chic and comfortable and I always enjoy learning more about Split from you. The city certainly has a rich history and some really nice architecture. It's really cool that the students used to meet at the square to exchange and buy books.

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  14. Split city is beautiful, thanks for sharing more of it with us! I loved the flashback pics too, and you have such a ncie outfit, I love the casual shoes with the pencil skirt.

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! I have today off today which is so relaxing :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  15. Your sneakers caught my attention, Ivana! Thanks for the intro to your city! xoxo

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    1. thank you Shirley, these sneakers were a gift from hubby!

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  16. I love what you wore on this amazing place
    Love walking on that busy streets

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  17. Worth a visit with all these beautiful places! Thanks for sharing Ivana and have a great day xx

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  18. Aww babe!! love love all your looks!! Such a gorgeous place too!!

    xxx

    Ashley

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  19. This looks like a great place to visit. Love the outfit! Very stylish!

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  20. Beautiful pictures. I would love to visit the city one day. Loved your yellow skirt.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  21. Love this look and your gorgeous pictures!!

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  22. Suchhh a cute outfit Ivana, I love the views <3 as well!

    Serene XO

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  23. Oh that looks like a fantastic place - I think we will travel to Croatia next year and already cant wait :)



    xxx
    Tina

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    1. that's fantastic! I hope you'll have the best of times!

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  24. Sono sempre molto interessanti le notizie che dai sui posti che visiti, Ivana, sei davvero una bravissima turista! :)
    E super carino il tuo outfit, mi piace moltissimo soprattutto il top!
    Stai proprio bene con le sneakers, sai? Ti danno un'aria fresca e giovane, dovresti indossarle più spesso! secondo me! :)
    Baci!
    S
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    1. si, forse hai ragione...anzi, le sneakers sono molto comode.

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  25. Great post and beautiful Split! :)
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  26. so many interesting facts about Split city, I love learning about places I haven't been to.

    I love your casual look, perfect to combat hours of sightseeing xx

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx
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  27. such interesting facts! thank you for sharing, Ivana! LOVE the look x
    have a wonderful day!

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  28. Very informational, thank you for sharing.

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  29. That place looks awesome
    love the old world architecture and vibe.
    I love your casual look too.

    Ann
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  30. Dear, how cute are you! You look so cute in your outfit. Looks comfty and stylish at the same time - perfect for going around such beautiful city as Split! You know, it's my first time to hear about the city from your blog. It's so beautiful and historical. It made me think of George RR Martin's Game of Thrones! They could actually shoot some of their scenes in Split! teeheee

    love lots,
    Tin

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  31. I love your tote bag! It's so beautiful and unique! And also, I'm loving your tiger top as tigers are simply marvelous furry big cats. It's so fun reading the story about your town. You have so many stories and interesting historical insights that I just share in the joy you have telling us all. Thank you for giving us a peek into Split. The architecture there is very beautiful and distinct and I'm sure the food there would be an exciting gastro experience as well. I'm always thinking about food, it seems. Hehe. :D xoxo

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