This market is a beautiful, very lively place with many colors. Croatian food is generally very good, the fruit and vegetables are delicious, it is a very fertile land and sunny so it was logical to visit the site. The market starts right at the golden gate, when you leave the imperial enclosure of Diocletian's Palace. The fish market is on the other side of town, in a purpose built building, but this market is of vegetables, fruit, cheese and honey, outdoors there are other stalls that close each day at the hottest hours, and re-open at 6 o'clock. Prices are very low, and if you are lucky enough to be able to buy some do not miss the delicious cheeses of the region, a large cheese costs 10 euros or so and they are exquisite, the most famous is the one on the island of Pag, it is more expensive, 15 euros per kilo. The fruit does not cost anything, peaches, figs, melons are mostly found in this July market. Interesting market place to visit, where you can enjoy a great variety of things.
The Market of Trogir is a small market that's full of colors across the bridge from Trogir's medieval center, which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The market is a mix between a traditional market, and a touristy market. But still, it's a nice market in spite of everything, and it's not very busy. We went there in the afternoon, and were surprised to see that the market was still open, while most of them close around 2 pm, and re-open the next day or sometimes in the afternoon, when it's not as hot. But this market has plenty of shade because of its large trees and umbrellas, and it stays open throughout the day. The fruit and vegetables were delicious. They're fresh and very cheap. With a piece of bread and a little bit of cheese it'll make for a delicious picnic. They also had bureks, which are pastries with cheese and spinach, whole dried sausages and cheeses that you can take home. The olive oil and braided garlic will also give you good memories. In the morning, there will surely be more locals.
Is there anything better than a market? It's the first thing I visit when I come to a new city or town. Between the sellers, buyers, and curious onlookers, you have the chance to really get to know a place, learning about its cuisine, customs, and way of life. The Split Market, against the walls of the Diocletian Palace, left me mesmerised for hours. It's not very big, but if you're fond of photography, you'll find something to take a picture of around every corner. Many of the stallholders come from small villages in the rural area around Split, and offer delightful produce: fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, nuts. Other street vendors lose themselves in the crowd with a few strings of garlic or figs, carried in wooden boxes covered with vine leaves, and flowers collected in the field.
Split's fish market was built to a modern design by First Bezic. Polarized ceiling, supported by a cast iron structure, lets in daylight on the market, and the roof ventilation offers good ventilation in summer. It is a very technical show. The market itself is quite small, and does not allow all Split fishermen to have a stall inside. Others are out in the back square where the prices are a bit cheaper as they don't have to pay rent to the council. The market is in the eastern part of the city, near the large modern street and Riva, the waterfront facing the sea. As the hotels are expensive in Split, some prefer to stay in a family's home which is a reason to go to the market and pick up delicious fresh fish or an octopus for dinner.
This is a beautiful, lively and colorful market. Croatian food is generally delicious, with juicy and sweet fruits and vegetables due to the very fertile land with abundant sunshine. The market begins behind the silver door, on leaving the imperial palace of Diocletian. The fish market is in a purpose built building on the other side of town, but in this market there are fruits, vegetables, honey, cheese, etc.. And all this outdoors. The prices are very low, and if you have the opportunity to return to Split, don't hesitate to buy local cheese, which costs around 10 euros and is exquisite. Fruits barely cost anything and the food is cheap: melons, watermelons, figs, peaches and apricots are in season in July.