We had left a lot of the indoor stuff to see on our last day as we knew there was a possibility of rain.
We woke up to cloudy skies and at least three large cruise ships docked…..
The Cathedral was the old Mausoleum built in Diocletian's time, 305AD…. and he was buried there. However as he was very against Christians ……he must have been turning in his grave when it became a Catholic church!! He was eventually moved and his sarcophagus smashed!
One of its main features is the brickwork in the dome..
The basement to the Palace was huge……
and it seemed to be a wedding photo venue…..
It had been closed after the rain so that they could pump out the water!
We did try one other restaurant in Split which was #2 on Trip Advisor …..the Konoba Matejuska
Our Jadrolinja ferry to Hvar was quite comfortable and left on time.
However when we went to check into our booked hotel, the Hvar Palace, in Hvar, all was not well!
We had booked a 'superior room with terrace and sea view'…….. based on photos showing a bed with a window overlooking a terrace.
What we saw when we opened the door was a narrow window leading to a tiny balcony with 2 very small chairs and a table. The large sitting area had a small window with closed shutters ……, about 3 meters up and the bedroom did not seem to have any window!
If you look closely at the above photo , taken from in front of the hotel, you will see a tiny balcony to the left of the clock on the top floor and two closed shutters to its left. That was the room!
We were told we had been upgraded to a family room, which was larger and better !!! than the one booked and there were no other rooms available. At reception was another person with the same booking.com print out as us! She was being given a small room with no balcony, nor a sea view! Eventually they arranged to move us ( because we were not choosing to accept or remove ourselves from the reception area) to another hotel owned by the same group, the Riva Yacht Harbour Hotel……
The other person being offered a room without a balcony was immediately offered the room we refused!
The room in the Riva hotel was great compared to the other…..but unfortunately no sea view!
We can certainly recommend our lunch time restaurant, Giaxa. Excellent food!
However for our first evening we decided to try a very untouristy restaurant, the Lungo Mare…in a residential area……
it was great! For food……local wines and grappa!!