Pazar, the old Green Market of Split, is one of city’s most iconic localities. Sprawling to the east of the ancient town walls, around the Dominican monastery of St Dominic, Pazar is known to be one of the liveliest places in town, and a rare place in the city center that has remained pretty much untouched by the touristic boom of 2010s.
The outdoor market is divided into several sections. While the pathways leading to and fro it are occupied mostly by small shops selling imported clothes, souvenirs, knock offs and the like, in the heart of the market, hundreds of daily sellers offer all kinds of vegetables, fruits, flowers, dairy products as well as fresh and processed meats.
The market operates around the clock, all seven days of the week, though the vegetable and fruit sellers mostly operate in the morning hours, particularly those who are selling produce from their own gardens and fields. The first sellers arrive to the market in early hours of the morning and many clear out by 1 or 2 PM. Saturday is the busiest day at the market, when largest crowds of buyers and sellers come to the market. Due to Sunday being the traditional day of rest and church-going, it is usually the quietest day of the week.