“The story of Split dates back 17 centuries, to the time when the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. Over these 1700 years, the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, history, and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list and not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace but also because the Palace and the city continue to live a full life.
All historical layers from the old Rome, middle ages, through to today are still visible and alive in this structure. A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along with great examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle-aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades, and modern architecture superbly merged within the rich heritage.”
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MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS
Peristyle and cathedral of St. Domnius
Peristyle, as the central square of the Palace and intended for Emperor Diocletian celebrated as the living son of Jupiter, finds its place among many temples. This is a must-see attraction and probably one the most beautiful Roman squares in Europe. Equally as stunning is the cathedral of St. Domnius. At noon you can hear and see the Roman legions and an Emperor.
The famous Riva of Split. Riva started to look the way it does today as long as two centuries ago. Today this promenade is the city’s living room – the most popular and most important public place in Split. Get your fashionable sunglasses ready! Plenty of people flock to Riva in the summer to soak up the dazzling Croatian sun.