“The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time 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. During these 1700 years, the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious 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 ever since 1979, and not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace but also because the Palace and its city (or the city and its Palace, if you like) continue to live a full life. All historical layers from the old Rome, middle ages till today are still visible and alive in this structure. A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along with the 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 in the rich heritage.”
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MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS
Peristyle and cathedral of St. Domnius
Peristyle, as the central square of the Palace, 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. Cathedral of St. Domnius is in the same complex. At 12 o’clock 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 two centuries ago. Today this promenade is the cities living room, the most popular and most important public place in Split. It consists of East & West Coast. Be ready to have fashionable sunglasses because that is the most important thing for people in Split.
SPLIT IS ALL ABOUT EATING QUALITY FOOD
Presenting few restaurants, cafe and market where you can expect only superb food, produce and amazing dishes for good prices. Everything you need for gastronomic superb experience
Restaurant Bokeria opened a few years ago and it is surely one of the most famous restaurants in Split. Their incredible menu with beautiful decore just gives u an impeccable ambiance. Everything is done with a style and staff is very professional and helpful.
The Adriatic – Grašo Restaurant is located on the sandy beach at the foot of Marjan Hill, only 10 minutes walk from the city center. It is a unique position overlooking the city skyline as well as the beautiful marine archipelago and islands. For 20 years this is the place that locals always come back because of the food and impeccable service.