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This city was founded in the 3rd century by the order of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. For a long time this place remained a sovereign area, then Split was considered a part of Austria, and only after this it was annexed to Croatia. Modern Split is a major historical and cultural center, which attracts thousands of visitors each year and is ready to show its sights 12 months a year.
The Palace of Diocletian is an attraction that is known far beyond the city. This is a real miniature city with an abundance of beautiful historic buildings; its territory is fenced with … Open
Diocletian's Palace remains the main symbol of the city. You will find many historical buildings on the territory of the palace. This is a large-scale structure, which length and width estimate 215 and 180 meters respectively. Once the palace has been surrounded by a high stone wall; nowadays only some stone fragments remind of it. The architectural complex was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the main attraction of the country. Museum of Split is opened in the palace. A large collection of books that tell about the history of the city is the most valuable item in the museum’s collection. Besides this the museum exhibits a collection of antique arms and armor. One of the most important religious sites - the Baptistery of St. John – is located nearby. Travelers may find a particular interest in looking at the font, the panel of which is decorated with paintings depicting king Zvonimir. There is also a place for walking here - Brace Radic Square, where you can see the ruins of an ancient tower, several statues and the building of Venetian Castle.
The Archaeological Museum of Split has the great interest for visitors. Its collection will be liked not only by history fans, because here are collected numerous amazing exhibits, the most notable of which is a collection of precious stones. Hikers simply can’t fail to visit Marjan Park. You will also see several old buildings here and enjoy the beautiful nature. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Guests of Split won’t experience any shortage of things to do; tours to historical monuments can be successfully combined with walks around the shops, scenic parks and entertainment … Open
St. Dominic church is a real pearl of the city. The first mention of it dates back to the 13th century. The exact date of the foundation of the church is unknown. Well, one theory is, it was built in 1217 by the Dominicans, who founded their own monastery in this place. Many fine old pieces have been preserved in the miniature church. A beautiful baroque altar, wall paintings and medieval crucifixes created in Gothic style are among them.
The Cathedral of Saint Douilly is a very unusual monument of architecture. It has been erected on the ruins of ancient Roman buildings and represents a beautiful creation in a Byzantine style. It maintains many ancient design elements. Its altar was made during the 15th century. A part of the cathedral is occupied by an interesting historical museum nowadays. Among its exhibits are ancient breast crosses, military relics and unique manuscripts.
1. Those who want to visit the Marjan park are recommended to go for a walk early in the morning. The park is located in a mountainous area, so in the middle of the day it may be difficult … Open
Lovers of unusual tours should not ignore Ivan Meštrović studio museum. The famous Italian sculptor used to live in this historic building. It was there that he had his workshop. Nowadays, you can see his most remarkable masterpieces among other exhibits. The exposition is also supplemented with other Croatian sculptors and artists' works of art. Of particular value is a collection of large sculptures made of bronze, stone, and wood.
The Strossmayer Park is very popular with recreational hikers. It was founded in the 18th century and is one of the oldest parks in the city. In 1892, a musical pavilion was opened on its territory. In the early 20th century it was decorated with new spectacular fountains. Now the historical park is a landmark of national importance. It houses many historical buildings and trees, whose age is over a hundred years.
Split will certainly appeal to those who can’t relax without a visit to the cozy restaurant or cafe. Local conobas - small restaurants with a homelike atmosphere and extremely pleasant … Open
The Croatian Maritime Museum is located in the ancient fortress of Gripe nowadays. It was founded in 1925. Among its main exhibits, you can see the models of old ships and items of old ship equipment. The main feature is a unique collection of torpedoes, which is officially recognized as the oldest in the world. The adjacent territory of the old fortress is no less exciting for a stroll.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Split
♥   Shopping area ' Riva' Split, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Marmontova' Split, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Split
♥   Castle 'Cambi Castle Croatia' , 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Klis Fortress' , 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vitturi Castle Croatia' , 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kamerlengo Castle' , 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mirabella Fortress' , 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Split
♥   Forest Park 'Marjan' , 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Biokovo' , 52.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Krka' , 55.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Ošjak (Vela Luka)' , 64.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Vransko jezero' , 86.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Split and around
♥   Art museum 'Gallery of Fine Arts' Split, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ivan Meštrović Gallery' Split, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The Franciscan museum with an extensive collection of historical artifacts and The Gorica Gallery are sure to appeal to art lovers. The town is nice for quiet measured rest. There are no noisy entertainment venues, so Livno is often visited by tourists with children. The best time to rest in this picturesque area is summer. Many hotels feature swimming pools. There is an incredibly beautiful park with fountains and sculptures in the downtown. … Read further
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