Discover the old part of the largest Dalmatian town of Split and travel back to the “ancient Roman Empire”! The city tour will give you the best introduction to its importance and impressive sights. Today Split is economic, history, culture and administrative center of Dalmatia. It is the second largest town in Croatia. The city itself welcomes you with its long seafront promenade – Riva Harbour. Encircled by the Adriatic sea, the town welcoming boats of all shapes and styles. The entire town grew out of the ruins of an ancient Roman palace. Split is home to many cafes, outdoor markets, and artisan shops. The town seems a labyrinth that holds a million secret waiting be discovered. Check our offer of Day Tours from Split. Islands of Hvar, Brač, Šolta and Vis. Unesco-listed heritage National parks all await within a day trip distance from Split!
However, the story of amazing Split dates back to ancient Roman times. A Split most famous feature is its Diocletian’s Palace considered to be most spectacular. Built towards the end of the 3rd century AD, is the most significant Roman site in Croatia. With locals who continue to live within its walls, it is a living monument of one era and without a doubt a “must-see” when visiting Split. Emperor Diocletian lived long enough to retire. He decided to build his own retirement Palace right on the peninsula near the Roman city Salona. The grand Roman structure is so big it encircles the entire old town of Split. It has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1979. From the Diocletian’s cellars to grand Peristyle square, Vestibule, and Jupiter’s temple, you will find yourself in the old town surrounded by great examples of ancient architecture. The split will make You feel like a spot on time traveler!
Diocletian was a persecutor of Christians. In the 7th century when Christian refugees fled from the nearby Salona, his mausoleum was turned into the cathedral. The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, known as the “Sveti Dujam” or “Sveti Duje”. The belfry of the cathedral was built in the area of the entrance to the temple, in the 13th and in early 14th centuries. For centuries determined the visual identity of the city, particularly when viewed from the sea. Cathedral today is a place of liturgy. Best reflected in the Sunday mass and the procession on the “St Domnius’s day” – the day of Split’s patron saint. What you should definitely do when you come here is a climb to the top of this Bell Tower! The staircase up to the top of the tower is very narrow and steep and in places without handrails. You should persevere as the views from the top are worth it. The Cathedral and the surrounding area are atmospheric and well worth the visit. The view of the harbor, the old town and the sea is stunning!
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