July 7, 2023 – Ultra Europe Festival kicks off today. In the city centre, i.e. in the most frequented places, boards have sprung up informing tourists about the rules of conduct in Split.
“We want all our guests and visitors to feel comfortable and welcome in Split while respecting the rules that enable our fellow citizens in the city centre to live unhindered”, says a post on the city’s official Facebook page, as 24Sata reports.
The main points include that the consumption of alcohol in public is prohibited, and you can only wear bikinis or walk around shirtless at the beach. Also, be careful not to be too loud, use the toilet and not the city walls. Fines go up to 300 euros.
In short, you will be fined 300 euros if you consume alcohol or go potty on public surfaces. You’ll pay the same amount for sleeping in parks, squares and other public surfaces. Finally, consuming food or drinks on public surfaces could get you in the same kind of trouble. And so could the disrespect for the end of working hours of bars and restaurants.
Rules of Conduct in Split – Traffic
The ninth Ultra Europe festival starts today at Split’s Youth Park; according to the organiser, this year’s edition should be the best one thus far. It’s rocking the biggest stages to date and the most visitors over the three days. It lasts until July 9, and the afterparties usually take place on the islands of Brač, Hvar and Vis.
The Split-Dalmatia Police Department announced that it will implement measures and actions related to the security of public gatherings. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., the security service, together with police officers, will establish checkpoints around the sports complex.
Ulica Hrvatske Mornarice will be closed to all traffic from the intersection with Ulica Domovinskog Rata to the intersection with Ulica Ante Starčevića. Furthermore, Ulica Mike Tripala will be closed from the intersection with Put Supavla to the intersection with Velimir Terzić and Put Brodarice streets. Ulica Put Brodarice will be closed off as well.
During the temporary closure, exceptions will include city buses, residents’ vehicles, emergency service vehicles and taxi vehicles – say the police.
Interruptions and traffic jams are possible, especially towards the Marjanski tunnel and the roads around Spinut and Lovret.
The police advise citizens to avoid traffic in the narrow zone of the city centre from Friday to Sunday. Especially try to do so on the hours of highest traffic intensity, using alternative routes. They also ask for additional patience and respect for the instructions and orders of police officers.