What to see in Split

Split Attractions

Split is an ancient and attractive city with centuries of history bolstering its modern appeal. As with many Croatian cities, the richest concentration of tourist attractions in Split can be found in the oldest area of the city, around the famous Diocletian's Palace. This magnificent ancient palace was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in 303 AD and it is a privilege to explore. There are numerous walking tours on offer for the palace complex and the surrounding old area of the city, which can be very informative and entertaining. Usually included in these tours will be the impressive Cathedral of St Domnius and a climb up its rather scary bell tower, which earns you spectacular views of the area. Also, be sure to look up as you walk by the West Gate so that you don't miss the remarkable clock which has been keeping time in the city for more than a century.

There are numerous other things to see and do in Split, with highlights including the Archaeological Museum, the oldest museum in Croatia. This museum collects and displays artefacts from all eras of Split's long history and is a joy for history buffs. On a more contemporary note, travellers will enjoy a stroll along Riva Harbour which has a pretty promenade lined with bars and is a great place to meet locals who favour the spot for evening walks and recreation.

Split is also a convenient base for excursions to myriad beautiful islands and villages and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to daytrips. The nearby islands of Brac and Hvar offer stunning beaches and charming little towns, and the coastal villages of Makarska and Sibenik are enduring Croatian favourites. The magical walled town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated on a tiny island between Ciovo and the mainland, and tops the list of many a Croatian travel itinerary.

Archaeological Museum

Founded in 1820, the Archaeological Museum in Split is the oldest museum in Croatia. Its displays include artefacts from…

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Brac Island

Brac's main claim to fame is the strip of beach near the resort of Bol that stretches out like a finger into the sea,…

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Diocletian's Palace

Roman Emperor Diocletian, having abdicated his throne in AD 305, decided to spend the last years of his life in Dalmatia…

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