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Last updated: 25 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

Staged each summer between mid-July and mid-August, this festival sees Croatian and foreign artists performing opera, drama, ballet and music concerts.

What makes this festival so memorable and atmospheric, however, is the often stunning open-air venues, including the 19th-century Prokurative Square in the old town and the Mestrovic Gallery overlooking the sea.


Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
Frequency: annually
When: July-August
Duration: 1 month

Getting there & doing it

You can buy tickets online through the festival website or from the HNK Split (Croatian National Theatre) box office.

For a pre- or post-performance dinner, reserve a table at the highly regarded Konoba Varos, situated close to Prokurative Square, one of the main festival venues.

When to do it

The festival takes place from mid-July to mid-August.

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