Split: Riva and Harbour
Riva and Harbour
Split Riva is the now pedestrianised esplanade that runs along the northern shore of Gradski Luka (Split Harbour) from Diocletian’s Palace in the east to Republike Trg in the West. It is backed on its northern side by an almost unbroken edifice consisting of the southern wall of Diocletian’s Palace and the houses of the old town including the Venetian kastel and is home to a multitude of bars, restaurants and ice-cream parlours.
The Riva underwent a major face lift in 2007-2008 that unified the awnings of the bars and pedestrianised the street while renovating the gardens and refreshing the street furniture and benches etc. While some people now find it ‘sterile’ it has a fresh and clean feel about it and its bars still command an excellent view of the harbour and a great vantage point from which to watch the various comings and goings there.
Amongst the bars you will also find a few shops, particularly news agents, jewellers and banks.
Riva - foot only
Split: in the very centre of the City
Key services and places surrounding the harbour, which forms the hearth of Split, include:
A - ACI Split (marina)
B - Labud/Mornar (marina and Split Yacht Clubs)
C - Fuel berth (cars and boats)
D - Anchorage
E - Split Riva Harbour Wall
F - Customs and Kapitanja
G - Railway Station and Coach Station
H - International Ferries
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Monday, 13 June 2011