So folks, on our final port of call for this cruise, we were treated to the amazing, small yet truly wonderful area called Split, Croatia. Once at port, you can walk to the main area or you can cab it. For those physically not fit, I would suggest you take a cab or some type of transport. We decided to walk about it was about a good 30 mins walk from dock.
Once we got to the main area, the biggest attractions are all within the area called Diocletian’s Palace. For further reading on the area, please see below. We chose to take our time, and did our own thing. We started out by simply walking around, getting a feel for the place and quickly realized the place is FILLED with vendors selling you stuff.
Once we got a feel for the area, we decided to buy tickets and enter then bell tower of the amazing and absolutely stunning Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Once you buy your tickets, it allows you entrance to the bell tower, the treasure room as well as the church itself (which photography is NOT allowed in).
The pillars in the church itself are very old truly stunning. The treasure room itself is amazing and many of the relics and garments are very old and add to the history and mystique of this place. But, truly the most amazing part of this adventure was the bell tower.
WARNING: If you are afraid of heights, just like my travel mate is, you will want to either pass on this adventure of proceed with caution. He decided to be brave and went up as far as he could. As for me, I decided to not push it, and was satisfied with the amazing views from up there. Just take a moment and enjoy the sights.
Once we climbed down, we continued to walk around and discovered several more “door ways” which I took pictures of and found a nice place to have lunch at. All in all, we allowed ample time get back to the cruise ship by foot and just stopped along the pier as we headed back to get great views of all the ships at port.
The people here are wonderful, lots of shopping to do and I was BLOWN AWAY when I found the doorway of an apartment building used to be a Synagogue. It was so odd to run accross this and truly hit a spot for me since I am now Jewish and felt a connection to the history which had taken place here.
That was something I was sure to take a picture of. So, as I always stress and urge folks to down when at port – simply relax – take your time and enjoy the people and sights at each port.
And as always, keep in my my motto “Ordinary people can travel to extra ordinary places”
Thanks for stopping in and reading!