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The Palace of Diocletian

This Palace is the most famous city symbol, built by Roman Emperor Diocletian in 3rd century AD. Over the centuries city of Split grew around it. Inside its impressive architecture there is St. Duje’s cathedral, the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world still in use in the original structure.


This is the heart of the Diocletian’s Palace, a square with the Egyptian sphinx that was used for emperor’s public audiences. Its unique beauty together with excellent acoustics make Peristil a perfect place for theatre plays – opera classics and Greek tragedies. That’s why nowadays it is used for theatre scene.

Marjan forest park

Marjan is also known as the “lungs of the city”. This forested hill is a green oasis, the most popular relaxation and recreation place for locals. It is peaceful and filled with many natural and jogging paths. From the top, you can enjoy the spectacular view to the city or the islands.

Riva – City promenade

Famous Riva, coastal promenade under the palm trees, is one of the most popular city landmarks and meeting points. It is place where locals enjoy morning coffee in numerous cafe bars, but also a place for large events – celebrations, processions, or even demonstrations.

Museums and galleries

Split, as the city of very rich heritage, also offers numerous museums and galleries. One of the most popular is the Gallery of famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović on the southern slopes of Marjan. Also don’t miss the Archaeological museums with the impressive collection, and the Croatian Maritime Museum within the Gripe fortress.

Open air markets

You should also check the very colourful and vibrant open air markets. The most popular is “Pazar”, the green market located by the east gate, offering fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, olive oil and other specialties. On the oppposite side of the palace, on Marmontova street, also check the city’s fish market.

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