Jewish Heritage Split
Diocletian’s palace - Cathedral – Jewish ghetto – Synagogue- Old Jewish Cemetery
Old town and Jewish heritage cultural tour in Split. Starting point is optional. Meet the city’s most valuable gem, Diocletian’s Palace, and learn interesting facts about Jewish culture and heritage. The tour ends at one of the most beautiful belvederes in the city right next to the old Jewish cemetery.
Jewish Heritage Tour Split Highlights
Tour starts with short introduction of Split, second largest city of Croatia. It was still there where in the turn of 4th century the Roman emperor Diocletian built a magnificent palace, which until today remained inhabited making it as living monument and unique place in the world.
We are going to learn a lot about the Jewish history and their lifestyle in Split today (7 people in Split were honored with the title of Croatian Righteous Among the Nations, by the state of Israel for saving Jews during World War II);
We stop by to visit the Jewish Synagogue, one of the oldest in Europe and still in original use, Jewish Passage, the ancient cellars…You will learn a lot about Jewish community in Split which has uninterruptedly been present in the city for almost two thousand years
Our tour ends on Marjan hill, where Jewish cemetery was opened in 1573. It’s one of the world’s oldest Jewish cemeteries and contains around 700 tombstones, some with Sephardic script. The cemetery is next to popular Vidilica cafe, a former mikvah or funeral home, still inscribed with the Jewish prayer, Tziduk HaDin, at the entrance.
Vidilica (belvedere) is one of the best places in town to enjoy the view, you will definitely like to stay here for a while and admire to view to Split’s port and nearby islands.
Our guide will surely give you suggestions on how to spend a time after the tour, recommend a good local restaurant, place to buy souvenirs or help you with any other tip that might be of your interest.
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What to Bring
Jewish Heritage Split is a one day tour in which you will explore Jewish history, Synagogue and old Jewish cemetery
Old Jewish cemetery in Split is located on the Marjan hill, this location is included in our tour.
The meeting point is usually at the Riva waterfront, at the Golden Gate (southern entrance to the Palace) but this is optional if your accommodation is in the city center our guide can pick you up and you can start your tour together.