Split is not my place of work, it is my home. To understand its vibe and its present, you need to learn a little bit of its history. My walking tour includes the general history of the city and the visit to the Diocletian's Palace and all its hidden treasures, along with the the 1700-year-long history of the Jewish Community. Specifically, the tour includes the visit to the Diocletian's Basements-a home of the first synagogue, Peristyle- the central Roman square, the Golden Gate-the main entrance to the Palace, the former Jewish quarter where you'll learn about a Jewish merchant who built the city port and see how the Jews used to live, you'll visit the third oldest active European synagogue- the home of my Community, the famous Morpurgo bookshop, and all the other landmarks that make the visit to Split unforgettable. For more details, you'll just have to join me on a tour.
I am an English teacher and a tourist guide based in Split, Croatia. I have been giving a tour that highlights the rich Jewish heritage in Split. I am a member of a small Jewish Community and as such I am the most qualified person in Split for this kind of tour. I have been doing this for the past years and I've had the pleasure and privilege of meeting prominent members of Jewish Communities from all around the world and learning from them. Besides that, I hope I am fun to be around.
I am providing an entrance fee for the Diocletian's Basements which costs 45 HRK.
The tour starts on the Riva promenade where the preset meets the past so gracefully. We proceed into the Palace through the Basements, towards the Vestibule and the Peristyle. From the center of the Palace we hop to admire the Golden Gate, proceed to the former Jewish quarter and finally settle into the synagogue where other members of the Community might join us for a chat. The tour ends at the People's square, few steps from the shul.
Even though we are visiting the synagogue there is no dress code. Casual clothes is ok, but avoid beachwear.
Experience Split with a Jewish guide