Visit the narrowest street in the Europe

Always buzzing, the exuberant city of Split represents the perfect balance between history and modern-day life.

 

Croatia's second-largest city is surrounded by rugged Dalmatian mountains that slope to the azure Adriatic Sea, creating the image of utter bliss. But urban life is what this city is all about. The city boasts the staggering Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world. The whole complex occupied around 30,000 square meters. Today these ruins lie in the heart of the city of Split. With time this ancient marvel became the old town of Split, with numerous shops, cafes, and restaurants located in the old buildings on narrow streets of the palace.

Besides temples, basements, squares and mausoleum the Palace also boasts what is considered the narrowest street in Europe, known as Let me pass Street or Pusti me proć' in Croatian. The street is only 57cm wide, and only a few meters long and only one person can pass through it. As a discreet passage, it divides the five-storey building from the Jupiter Temple, a breath-taking historical monument whose entrance is guarded by the granite sphinx. This tiny gem of Split has been an inexhaustible source of fascination for locals and for tourists around the world. So next you visit this magnificent city, be sure to check this narrow slit, and if you see someone coming your way, be sure to yell: Pusti me proć! (Let me pass!). 😊