city of Split
ancient culture and architecture
modern urban influences dalmatian lifestyle
and the beauty of the Adriatic Sea

...things to see & experience

Diocletian palace & the old city

Impressive and exceptionally well preserved ancient Roman palace built by Roman Emperor Diocletian as his private residence at the beginning of the IV century AD. Essentially a fortress with watchtowers guarded by four entrances (gates: Golden, Silver, Iron and Brass) with monumental buildings and places such as Peristyle, Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Vestibule, Temple Of Jupiter and the underground complex.
Diocletian's Palace was used as a location for filming the fourth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Gregory of Nin

A colossal monument of the most important medieval Croatian bishop Gregory of Nin, by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. It is placed just outside the Golden Gate entrance to the Palace. It is said that rubbing the statue's toe brings good luck.

St. Domnius Cathedral

Cathedral of Saint Domnius, originally the Mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the persecutor of Christians, becomes a cathedral in VII century, bearing the name of Saint Domnius a catholic bishop and the patron saint of the city of Split. The bell tower of the Cathedral (57m) is the most striking Dalmatian Medieval architecture, providing a stunning view of the city from the top.

Marjan - city park forest

Park forest Marjan is a hill and the peninsula west of the city center, covering 3.4 km2. It is a protected nature park as well as important historical site with numerous old churches and religious monuments. Walking, hiking or running on the hillsides of Marjan as well as swimming and sunbathing on its beaches is a favorite pastime for the local residents, who know and appreciate this nature oasis in the city.

Fortress of Klis

Fortress of Klis is a medieval fortress built into the south face of a rocky mass of the hill overlooking Split, served as a defense against Ottoman empire advance on Dalmatia.

Klis is also being used as a location for filming the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Salona

as an ancient city and the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona was built as a typical Roman city with walls, a forum, a theater, an amphitheater – the most conspicuous above-ground remains today public baths - The Thermae and an aqueduct. Salona was largely destroyed in the invasions during the centuries but the remains of ancient Roman structures still stand.

Island hopping

Hvar, Brač, Šolta, in the channel near Split and the isle of Vis, a little further away