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  • 1 Diocletian's Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Obala hrvatskoga narodnog Preporoda HR - 21000 Split

    The palace interior was designed to a cruciform plan, with access via the decumanus and the cardo. The north wing housed soldiers and servants; the south wing contained the peristyle, temples and the imperial apartments. The interior configuration of..

  • 2 Peristyle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Pedrum Peristil Dioklecijavanova HR - 21000 Split

    This magnificent peristyle is lined with colonnades on three sides. To the south, they opened onto the Emperor's apartments. The entrance porch, framed by two 16C-17C chapels, can still be seen. To the east, the colonnade houses a sphinx (15C BC) bro..

  • 3 Veli Varos Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Sperun HR - 21000 Split

    People have been living in this area, west of the town and outside the walls since the 14C. It mainly attracted the poor, especially fishermen, who couldn't afford to live within the ramparts. At the time, the sea reached the rocky slopes of the Marj..

  • 4 Marjan Hill Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Rue Sperun HR - 21000 Split

    The people of Split love to walk and jog along this steep, wooded peninsula, where paths criss-cross the crest. Its slopes are home to an elegant residential area, as well as some of the city's finest museums.

  • 5 Basement of Diocletian's palace Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Hrvatskog narodnog Preporoda 7 HR - 21000 Split

    It is thought that these underground rooms housed the slaves. In the Middle Ages, the rooms were filled with materials moved out of the way to build the palace apartments. Cleared out in 1956, they revealed amazingly thick walls and lovely vaulted ce..

  • 6 Point of view Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Boticevo šetalište HR - 21000 Split

    This view point is next to the terrace of the Vidilica Caffe. It commands a unique point of view of the port, the Riva and the palace and campanile which stand out from the jungle of buildings in the new town. In the distance are two mountain ranges,..

  • 7 Mestrovic Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 18 HR - 21000 Split

    Construction of this Neoclassical villa, built by the renowned sculptor Mestrovic (1883-1962), began in 1931. He moved into the villa in 1939 but only lived here for two years, before fleeing the Italian occupation. The gardens are dotted with sculpt..

  • 8 Kastelet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 39 HR - 21000 Split

    Mestrovic bought this former summer residence to display his sculptures. He had the Holy Cross chapel built for one of his most personal creations: a series of gigantic carved bas-reliefs in wood depicting the Life of Christ. Like a long succession o..

  • 9 Salona Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    HR - 21000 Split

    Salona became a major town under Cesar and under Diocletian, when it had 60,000 inhabitants. The healthy economy and cosmopolitan character of the city encouraged Christianity to flourish here from the 2C. The site now comprises the necropolis of Man..

  • 10 Ethnographic Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Entrée côté Riva HR - Split

    The museum holds an interesting collection of traditional Dalmatian folk costumes with incredibly rich embroidery and ornamentation. The sculpted wooden seats and stools from the 19C and 20C illustrate perfectly the degree of refinement accomplished ..

  • 11 Ethnographic Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Entrée côté Riva HR - Split

    The museum holds an interesting collection of traditional Dalmatian folk costumes with incredibly rich embroidery and ornamentation. The sculpted wooden seats and stools from the 19C and 20C illustrate perfectly the degree of refinement accomplished ..

  • 12 Eastern façade of the palace Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Hrvatskog narodnog Preporoda 7 HR - 21000 Split

    The 215m-long eastern façade of the palace of Diocletian is still intact and will give you an idea of the proportions of this edifice built beginning in 298. It has retained its two square corner towers (the southeast one is intact), and the Silver G..

  • 13 Northern façade Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Hrvatskog narodnog Preporoda 7 HR - 21000 Split

    You will need to move back a little to admire the scope of this façade. It was the most important of the four façades, because it was the first seen by travellers arriving from Salona. Its towers have since crumbled, but their position can be guessed..

  • 14 Square of the Republic Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    HR - 21000 Split

    This square was directly inspired by St Mark's in Venice. It stands on the garden laid out by Marmont and is lined with arcaded edifices and the elegant orange-coloured façade of the neo-Renaissance Prokurative adorned with Venetian lions (late 19C e..

  • 15 Papalic Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dominisova Papaliceva HR - 21000 Split

    This sumptuous Flamboyant Gothic palace was designed in the 15C by George the Dalmatian for one of the richest families of Split (Papalic was a friend of the poet Marulic, deceased in 1524). Nothing is missing from the fine courtyard, well, carved ou..

  • 16 Our Lady of the Steeple Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Adamova HR - 21000 Split

    This small chapel is above the Gate of Iron. From the 9C, countless little religious edifices of this type were built all over Split and the surrounding area. Small chapels were built over every palace door. This one dates from the 11C and has the ol..

  • 17 Square of the Radic Brothers Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Trg Brace Radic HR - 21000 Split

    Many people still refer to the square as the Fruit Square, because it was here that the huge fruit and vegetable market was held up until the 1960s. Today Milesi palace, north side, an 18C Baroque building, can still be seen. You will also see Ivan M..

  • 18 Promenade of Chapels Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Marangunicevo šetalište HR - 21000 Split

    This walk towards the tip of the peninsula overlooks the sea through cypress, pine, oleander and broom. Below is the incessant coming and going of the ferries to the islands and the coastal road where the museums are located. The path itself is dotte..

  • 19 Franciscan monastery Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Trg Franje Tudmana HR - 21000 Split

    The church of this 15C Franciscan monastery contains a lovely 16C Venetian polyptych, depicting St Domnius (the town's patron saint) holding the town in his hand. The church is also home to a fine collection of religious art.

  • 20 Chapel of the Holy Trinity Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Poljudsko šetalište 17 HR - 21000 Split

    This tiny chapel built in the late 8C is a remarkable early Christian edifice. Its small hexagonal nave is surrounded by six semi-circular apsidioles.

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