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People's Square (Narodni Trg)
People's Square (Narodni Trg)

People's Square (Narodni Trg)

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Narodni trg, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
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In the 14th century, this square replaced the Peristyle as the city’s central meeting area and it remains so to this day. There is a Romanesque clock with the remains of a medieval sundial in front of ... Read more
a larger, older belfry and contains many shops.

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Pjaca (People's Square, another square nobody in Split calls by its real name), is first mentioned in 13th century as St Lawrence's Square, and it was the first inhabited part of Split outside the Diocletian Palace, leaning to its western wall. Already for centuries the Pjaca is the central stage of the city life, there in the Gothic building of the Old Town Hall, today an exhibition centre, was the seat of the city's authority, and in still beautiful and preserved Palaces on the outskirts of the Pjaca lived the noble families Cambi, Pavlović, Nakić, Ciprianis, Karepić... Still open is one of the oldest book shops in the world, Morpurgo, to this day it looks almost the same as it looked in 1861, and in the Café Central where the intellectuals of Split gathered is where the tourism of Split begun with the former hotel Troccoli. The city clock has been ticking for centuries on Pjaca, unique by his 24 instead of 12 digits, and in the surrounding cafés, restaurants and bars the citizens of Split could always find a place to rest, meet, be seen and see others, go through the most important events of the city. Every building on Pjaca has its story, each is a witness of history and the spirit of the city. As it was yesterday, it is also today, when Pjaca is filled with numerous bars, restaurants and shops, and when it became one of the most important spots for tourists wishing to enjoy in whatever it is that their hosts, citizens of Split, are enjoying.

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Just outside Diocletian's Palace in Split is this public square, Narodni Trg (People's Square). This handsome square has had a number of different names: St Lawrence's Square, the Arms Square, Nobility Square). In the 14th century it was the town center of Split. Originally, it had a triangular ground plan, which was upset in then 19th century by the destruction of the building on the northern side. Even before the 14th century, the square was the place where legal documents and acts were made official. Many of the municipal buildings (city jail, Duke's Palace, theatre)were destroyed in 1821 but the old city loggia (now the Ethnographic Museum) remains.

The oldest buildings are on the eastern side of the square which abuts the western gate of Diocletian's Palace. Directly north of the entrance to the Palace a Romanesque Tower was built and in the 15th century the City Clock was placed on it (photo above). Above the tower is the tower-bell, decorated in a late gothic style at the end of the 15th century.

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Republic Square is one of the most beautiful squares in Split. This beautiful Neo Renaissance square decorated by three sides columns while the fourth side is open to the sea. In the summer months are held various cultural and musical events.

This popular spot is one of the Split attractions, that comes alive in the summer with concerts and cultural events. This year Split Festival 2014 will take place from Jul 04 – Jul 07.

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Pjaca (People's Square, another square nobody in Split calls by its real name), is first mentioned in 13th century as St Lawrence's Square, and it was the first inhabited part of Split outside the Diocletian Palace, leaning to its western wall. Already for centuries the Pjaca is the central stage of the city life, there in the Gothic building of the Old Town Hall, today an exhibition centre, was the seat of the city's authority, and in still beautiful and preserved Palaces on the outskirts of the Pjaca lived the noble families Cambi, Pavlović, Nakić, Ciprianis, Karepić... Still open is one of the oldest book shops in the world, Morpurgo, to this day it looks almost the same as it looked in 1861, and in the Café Central where the intellectuals of Split gathered is where the tourism of Split begun with the former hotel Troccoli.
The city clock has been ticking for centuries on Pjaca, unique by his 24 instead of 12 digits, and in the surrounding cafés, restaurants and bars the citizens of Split could always find a place to rest, meet, be seen and see others, go through the most important events of the city. Every building on Pjaca has its story, each is a witness of history and the spirit of the city. As it was yesterday, it is also today, when Pjaca is filled with numerous bars, restaurants and shops, and when it became one of the most important spots for tourists wishing to enjoy in whatever it is that their hosts, citizens of Split, are enjoying.

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Pjaca (People's Square, another square nobody in Split calls by its real name), is first mentioned in 13th century as St Lawrence's Square, and it was the first inhabited part of Split outside the Diocletian Palace, leaning to its western wall. Already for centuries the Pjaca is the central stage of the city life, there in the Gothic building of the Old Town Hall, today an exhibition centre, was the seat of the city's authority, and in still beautiful and preserved Palaces on the outskirts of the Pjaca lived the noble families Cambi, Pavlović, Nakić, Ciprianis, Karepić... Still open is one of the oldest book shops in the world, Morpurgo, to this day it looks almost the same as it looked in 1861, and in the Café Central where the intellectuals of Split gathered is where the tourism of Split begun with the former hotel Troccoli.
The city clock has been ticking for centuries on Pjaca, unique by his 24 instead of 12 digits, and in the surrounding cafés, restaurants and bars the citizens of Split could always find a place to rest, meet, be seen and see others, go through the most important events of the city. Every building on Pjaca has its story, each is a witness of history and the spirit of the city. As it was yesterday, it is also today, when Pjaca is filled with numerous bars, restaurants and shops, and when it became one of the most important spots for tourists wishing to enjoy in whatever it is that their hosts, citizens of Split, are enjoying.

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This is the main square in the old part of Split, located just outside Diocletian’s Palace, as you leave through the Iron Gate. Both the Cambi Palace and Town Hall can be found in this square, as well as several decent restaurants that help give the area plenty of atmosphere at all times of day. From the 15th century this was the main business centre for the city, although now it's wonderfully designed buildings act more as popular tourist attractions.

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Stuttgart

Narodni Trg is a square in the center of Split and it's always full of people. There are a few restaurants, a lot of shops and ice cream vendors located at the square.

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A trip west from the Peristyle along Krešimirova takes you through the Iron Gate and into Narodni trg or People's Square, commonly referred to as Pjaca, a Croatian form of the Italian word piazza. In the fourteenth century, this square replaced the Peristyle as the city’s central meeting area and it remains so to this day. The square is overlooked by a Romanesque clock with the remains of a medieval sundial in front of a larger, older belfry and contains numerous shops and cafés. The north side of the square is taken up by the Old Town Hall (Gradska vijećnica), a fifteenth-century construction that hosts art or history exhibitions.

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Playa de Gandia

Rodeado de un entorno de edificios históricos muy bonitos, esta plaza alargada casi encerrada por las construcciones que la circundan, es ideal para sentarse y comer o tomarse algo en uno de sus restaurantes. Para mí el mejor lugar donde sentarse a comer en la plaza es el Restaurante Central (Gradska Kavana Central) que da justo a la fachada del palacio de Karepic.

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Madrid

Esta plaza pública se encuentra en las afueras del palacio de Diocesiano, hacia el oeste, llamada así porque allí se hacían oficiales algunos actos y documentos legales del pueblo. La rodean: una torre románica con un reloj, el museo etnográfico y el palacio Karepic. También se puede disfrutar de la sombra de las terrazas que allí se agolpan mientras nos bebemos algo fresco.

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