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Jewish History Of Split - Walking Tour (3 Hours 30 Minutes)


Split, Croatia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Jewish History Of Split - Walking Tour (3 Hours 30 Minutes)

Split, Croatia

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This tour includes:
- Licensed Jewish English-speaking guide
- Tour of the palace including hidden Jewish carvings
- Overview of the city
- Walk and entrance to the Jewish cemetery

The heart of this ancient Adriatic port is virtually an open-air museum which is dominated by the remains of the tremendous palace built by the Roman emperor Diocletian. It was built at the end of the 3rd century and much of the town was built within its walls.

The Jews tended to live in Salona, also a port and now a suburb of Split. Invaders in the 7th century destroyed the town and the survivors, including the Jews, found refuge inside the walls of the Diocletian's palace. The Jews from Spain and Portugal strengthened the community as they sought freedom over the years. It was a Daniel Rodriguez that financed and built the Split harbor and customhouse in the 1570s. Because the city was ruled by many different governments over its history, the local Jewish community experienced different amounts of religious freedom. Signs of their co-existence are visible in the palace in many different areas.

Your guide is the only one who will be able to take you on this treasure hunt of Jewish remnants visible to only a few. Also, your guide will make sure you visit the cemetery with a very personal visit to the synagogue. Best of all, your tour will be inclusive of the palace history in Croatia as a separate entity.

09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 01:00 PM,

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special instructions:
- This tour requires multiple steps, uneven streets and an uphill walk.
- If you are unable or unwilling to walk uphill to the cemetery, ask your guide will hire a taxi at additional cost.
- Entrance to the Basements of the Palace is 40 Croatian Kuna per person(8 USD). Although the Synagogue doesn't have an entrance fee, donations are encouraged.

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