The Riva

The Riva Promenade is a popular place to walk along the water in Split, a city on the coast of Croatia in the Dalmatia region.The promenade stretches along the coast of the Adriatic Sea and is known for its beautiful views, lively atmosphere, and historical significance.

The Riva Promenade was built in the 19th century, but it got a big makeover in 2007. Since then, it has become a popular place for both locals and tourists.The promenade features palm trees, cafes, restaurants, and benches where visitors can relax and enjoy the view of the sea.

In addition to its scenic beauty, the Riva Promenade is also home to several notable landmarks, including Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace was built in the 4th century and served as the residence of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Split, with its impressive architecture, ancient ruins, and museums.

Along the Riva Promenade, you can also find the City Clock, a statue of Marko Marulic, and a statue of Bishop Gregory of Nin, which is a symbol of Croatian national identity.

Overall, the Riva Promenade is a must-see place in Split. It has a unique mix of natural beauty, historical significance, and modern amenities.

This promenade is the cities living room, the most popular and most important public place in Split. Riva is full of Cafés and restaurants, an ideal place for having your morning or afternoon coffee, or for an evening out with friends over drinks. It is the place of the city life of Split, a venue for numerous cultural and entertainment events, stage for meeting Split sportsmen after countless successes, such as Goran Ivanišević, Hajduk football club players, Croatian national team, Olympic medal winners...

Naturally, Riva is always best in time of Sudamja, a celebration dedicated to St. Dominus, the patron saint of Split. 

Marjan Hill
Basement Halls of Diocletian’s palace


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Saturday, 15 June 2024