Picigin in Split

Picigin has a tradition of playing in Split for 100 years! In recent history, the game has evolved to true sporting proportions, forming the first open-air competitions such as the World Cup. In addition to the sports side, picigin is much more noticeable as social entertainment that connects people every day. Our guide, Mijo Bebic when not training or working (actually some people consider this game as a serious exercise and training) spends time playing picigin on Bacvice beach. The goal of this game is to impress the watchers by keeping the ball dry while doing crazy stunts in shallow water.


Regardless of the season, it provides immeasurable satisfaction to its lovers. Winter does not really mean swimming in the sea, but at Bačvice beach, because of the everyday picigin, you will always see people ready to joke and play in Christmas and New Year’s attire that gives an incredible contrast of summer spirit in the winter environment.


Check out the gallery of Christmas picigin;




Mijo in his "zone"








Besides picigin you can play na male branke - balun! Football




Mr. Julio in action 




At the Bacvice beach 




Vedran Segvic - famous Split photo chronologist. All photos on this post belong to Vedran and we want to thank him for letting us use them and thank him for good work of capturing the real beauty of Split