Split has a rich history which you will notice when passing by all the ancient and medieval monuments around the city. Here you will find historical sites like The Cathedral Of St. Domnius, Diocletian’s Palace and museums like City Museum and Croatian Maritime Museum where you can learn more about the history of Split. Split has also beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy the clear blue water.
The Palace is the city´s pride and houses the alleys and squares that compose the Old Town. Built by the Emperor Diocletian back to the 305 AD, it boasts an impressive figure and a well-preserved building. As you walk through the Bronze Gate, a stunning view of the Palace will be disclosed to the eyes, revealing the magnificent ancient fortress.
Situated within the Diocletan Palace´s walls, St. Domnious Cathedral is shrouded in history. Created as a mausoleum, it is currently one of the oldest Catholic Cathedral still in use and, with its peculiar octagonal-shaped building, it has an immeasurable artistic value. It was in this Cathedral that the remains of the Emperor disappeared after they had rested there for 170 years.
Narodni Trg, the pulsing heart of the city, buzzes with life and artistic landmarks. The iconic Clock Tower and the majestic Town Hall (which has been turned into an ethnographic museum) dominate the square, imposing their figures to the astonished passers-by.
Perfect for a leisurely stroll, it also features dainty cafeterias and bars.
Rich in archaeological finds and artefacts, the Croatian Maritime Museum is situated at the 17th century Gripe Fortress. Catch a glimpse of the artistic beauties long lost in sea, the exhibitions show how the maritime community had formerly a big influence throughout the Adriatic Sea.
The Archeological museum boasts a comprehensive display of Illyrian, Greek and Roman artifacts, offering a complete overview of the country´s history. One of the highlights of the visit is the library with 30,000 books regarding archaeology and history.
Ivan Mestrovic Gallery is a neoclassical building originally intended to be the home of the famous artist, now housing an impressive collection of his artworks. The permanent display features beautiful architectural projects, drawings and sculptures.
The museum houses a great collection that presents the cultural and historical heritage of Split, giving an expansive glimpse into the city's past. Including sculptures, paintings and diverse artworks, it is set in a 14th century palace. Guided tours can be arranged in advance.
A sweeping portion of Split peninsula is covered by a thick Mediterranean flora that creates the Marjan Forest Park. An intricate knot of walking paths unwinds down the hill where the forest is set and where hike-enthusiasts head to, looking for suggestive excursions.