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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 settlements, the richest concentration of tourist attractions in Split can be found in its oldest districts around the famous Diocletian's Palace. This magnificent building was constructed by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in 303 AD, and it's a privilege and a pleasure to explore. There are several informative walking tours through the palace complex and surrounding old areas.

The impressive Cathedral of St Domnius and a climb up its rather scary bell tower will often feature on these tours. Another experience not to be missed is the remarkable clock by West Gate, which has kept time in the city for more than a century.

There are lots of other things to see and do in Split, such as the oldest museum in Croatia: the Archaeological Museum. It collects and displays artefacts from the city's long history and is a joy for history buffs. On a more contemporary note, travellers will enjoy a stroll along the pretty promenade of Riva Harbour, lined with bars and spots for outside recreation.

Split is also a convenient base for excursions and day trips to myriad beautiful islands and villages: 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. Lastly, 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 prehistoric times, the Greek colonial period and from the Roman-, early Christian-…

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Brac Island

Bol and Supetar are the two main resorts on Brac, with attractive old towns and laid-back charm. Brac is a great destination for a number of watersports, with Bol being the windsurfing…

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Diocletian's Palace

The building housing the Croatian National Theatre (or HNK Zagreb) is as much a national treasure as the world-class theatre, opera, music and ballet productions that take place on its stage.…

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