Split, Croatia farmers market are a must visit in the morning

Every time I’m in a new destination, one of my first visits always end up at a local farmers market. I’m so attracted to seeing what is growing locally, watching the farmers and other producers gather in one spot and see them interacting with their customers, friends and fellow vendors. It’s a fascinating way to discover the culture, history and especially the foods and ingredients that are purchased daily by locals who want only the freshest picks for the day.

The farmers market in Split is located just off the East or silver gate and it is huge. Large areas are sectioned off for produce, prepared products or cooked foods, meat products, clothing and tourist related items, a gorgeous floral market and another area for local delicacies and snacks – it’s quite expansive. The market starts relatively early and lasts for most of the day and it is well attended by locals and tourists alike who end up walking through the east gate below and visit the areas for cheap souvenirs and snacks. I must say though many of the clothing, souvenirs and cheap products sold at the markets seemed to be made of poor quality materials and mostly imported from Asian countries.



Split, Croatia farmers market - Travel Photo Mondays #38

Split silver gate



The outdoor markets are lively, crowded and a very colorful affair.  Even though the majority of vendors are older women –  the colorful umbrellas, stalls and produce create such a vivid tapestry, it’s a perfect spot to photograph the market from any angle and include a lot of local flavor. Once you enjoyed a day enoying the beaches in Split, explored the waterfront area and wandered around the historic district, you’ll want to hit up the farmers markets next.


Split, Croatia farmers market - Travel Photo Mondays #38

Local produce for sale

Fresh regional produce from Split


Split, Croatia farmers market - Travel Photo Mondays #38

Fresh pomegranates for sale




Split, Croatia farmers market - Travel Photo Mondays #38

Selling fresh produce from the farm




I’m usually attracted to the flower vendors, it seemed like today’s market had every type of flower and foliage available for sale. I can imagine all the amazing flower gardens and greenhouses supplying all these lovely varieties for sale at the market and everything looked fresh and almost too perfect.


Split, Croatia farmers market - Travel Photo Mondays #38

Talking with regular





Split, Croatia farmers market - Travel Photo Mondays #38

A colorful display



For some reason, the meat butchers and other meat vendors did not like having pictures of their products or their shops taken which was strange considering how sanitary and appetizing many of the prepared food stalls were. I was able to take a quick picture of this yummy pig head before the vendor shooed me away.


Split, Croatia farmers market - Travel Photo Mondays #38

Crispy pig heads for sale



In any case, you will not be lacking for any type of produce or souvenirs offered to the public at the Split farmers market.  So if you do want to see more locals doing their daily chores and socializing, head on over to the morning farmers market in the old city center – it’s worth spending the morning wandering around and enjoying the scenes unfold and try some local specialties or snacks. Did you enjoy visiting  the Split seafood market for Travel Photo Mondays? Thank you for visiting us today, please do check out these other bloggers below by clicking on their links.

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