Split's Riva ( Promenade )


Split's Riva ( Promenade ) began to take its present form two centuries ago, when the French ruled these areas in the time of Napoleon, at the hands of Marshal Marmont.
To this day, this promenade has become the city's living room, the most popular and most important public space in Split. In the meantime, its appearance was changed several times, but it was always marked by the spectacular scenery provided by the southern facade of Diocletian's Palace, with the entrance to the Cellars, and later erected buildings west of the Palace, then the Franciscan monastery with the Church of St. Francis, and Bajamonti Deskovic and Lucka captaincy at the eastern end.
Today's Riva is a walking paradise, adorned with an uninterrupted number of cafes and restaurants, an ideal place to drink morning or afternoon coffee, or for an evening out and hanging out with friends over a drink.
It is the stage of Split's city life, numerous cultural and entertainment events are held on it, Split welcomed its athletes after countless great successes, such as Goran Ivanishevich, players of Hajduk and Jugoplastika, Olympians ... Riva is also a political forum, for decades it depicts the political circumstances in which Split exists through mass gatherings. Of course, Riva gets its most beautiful clothes for Sudamje, a festival dedicated to Saint Dujam, the patron saint of Split.

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21.000, Split


(15 reviews)
very good!!!
Cycling along the sea was therapeutic and engaging. We enjoyed the sight of the great buildings and numerous restaurants a entertaining spots at the place. We resided at a comfortable and beautiful accommodation that offered awesome services and had exceptional facilities that are welcoming. The people at Riva are hospitable and have a rich cultural heritage. We also has evening and morning walks that we loved and took several pictures on different places and landmarks. The sunset views were magical to experience at the place.
I was honoured to join the locals in Sudamja festivals dedicated to Saint Dujam. The services offered at the restaurants are splendid and the staff were friendly ready to serve.We enjoyed the cool breeze and the sight of the sea as we cycled along the sea. In the afternoons, my friends and i went for boat riding and the feeling was exceptional. It was awesome learning the rich history of the Promenade.
You will really love this place, it has a fine arrangement of palm trees in the square, the boat rides and waters were exceptional. My girlfriend and i enjoyed the night bike rides as well.
We went cycling along the sea and the experience was wonderful with the cool breeze and sight of the sea.
Beautiful accommodations at the place with quality facilities and splendorous services that I enjoyed and felt comfortable.
I really enjoyed watching the sunset and sunrise from the spot. Facing the adriatic sea, the palm trees offer a nice shade to just relax and enjoy the view. My friends and I really enjoyed the yacht ride. The place is quite busy during summer but I loved its serenity and beauty.
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