Fruits square – Browse Split’s Market. Big open air market is located at the eastern side of the Diocletian Palace, along Hrvojeva Street, in front of Silver Gate offering everything you need. Along the palace walls you can find cheap but low quality cloths and shoes from China or some worthless souvenirs while the part closer to the ferry port you will find a green market.
The main attraction is the fresh fruit and vegetables, a Mediterranean tableau of colors and flavors, presided over by age-old vendors with faces creased by decades in the hot sun.
The fact is that all fresh fruits or vegetable are only seasonal and locally produced at the local farms from the surroundings of Split. The prices are rather reasonable but sometimes totally out of control especially in the high season. My advice is to negotiate before you buy anything.
If you want to buy fresh and quality products just follow where the locals are buying. The local housewives have ‘their people’ they are buying from, just watch them and you won’t be wrong.
The market opens around 7 AM and closes by 2 PM, but if you want to save, just go there late in the morning (after 12 PM). It’s a good time to bargain for slightly lower prices with the vendors.