I came across a UNESCO-Protected Spar Supermarket on Atlas Obscura!
During our first day in the city, it was pretty hot out. Around mid-day, we were in need of some cold beverages so we headed off to find the Spar.The supermarket is located in the Mala Papaliceva Palaca (The Small Papalic Palace).
The medieval building has UNESCO status due to it being “within the borders of Diocletian’s Palace.”Throughout Split, signs can be found on many buildings sharing important details. This one was on the Spar.We headed inside and were immediately impressed with this historical building, I mean supermarket!There were impressive arches in various places.(Yes, I needed a photo in this bizarre tourist attraction!)Under a couple of the pillars, a glass floor had a rock floor below.
Besides these amazing architectural features, the store was stocked. When I say stocked, I mean like one of the better supermarkets we came across. There was prepared foods, tasty snacks, somewhat cold drinks and a pretty large wine area which you go to through another arch!
Overall, this Spar Supermarket is well worth a visit while in Split, not just to see a cool UNESCO-protected shop but also to do some shopping!
This unique Spar is located at Subiceva 5 7 in Split, Croatia.