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Culture of Split. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

View from Bell Tower, Diocletians Palace, Split 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 high fortification walls. Here is the Church of St Dominic, named after the patron saint of the city. The religious building was erected on the ruins of an ancient mausoleum. In the first half of the 20th century, a large-scale reconstruction was held, so today church appears to visitors in all its glory. The main decoration of the church is the handmade altar. The inescapable part of the excursion is watching the city panorama from the highest bell-tower.
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
Among other palace buildings the Peristyle is noteworthy; it is a monument of the Roman Empire. It is a large rectangular courtyard surrounded by tall pillars; the large-scale building was used for ceremonies. Nearby is the so-called Hall - a beautiful round hall with a dome, which was used as an entrance to apartments of the emperor.
In the tiny historic town there is the Temple of Jupiter; in the Middle Ages it was converted into a Christian church. Surprisingly, the building has escaped destruction, and it has preserved to our days literally in its original form. Split is also famous for numerous cultural venues, the most visited among them is the Archaeological Museum of Split. Copyright
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
It was founded in 1820; it is the oldest museum in the country. Its collection includes about 150,000 exhibits. The collection of jewelry and precious stones attracts the attention of visitors more than any other. Guests of the museum can see unique historical artifacts there.
Old Split Art lovers will enjoy the Mestrovic Gallery, it acquaints visitors with works of the prominent Croatian sculptor. The gallery is located in a beautiful palace of the early 20th century built by the sculptor for his family. You have to include a visit to the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments to the entertainment program. It is also one of the oldest cultural venues in Croatia. Among the exhibits there are statues of the age of more than a thousand years, but the majority of exhibits dates back to the early Middle Ages.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Split and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Split and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Split

Diocletian’s Palace
The Cathedral Of St. Domnius
Where: Kraj Sv. Duje 5, Split;
Narodni Trg (People’s Square)
Where: Narodni trg, Split;
City Museum
Where: Papaliceva 1, Split; Telephone: +385 (0)21 360 171 / 360 172;
Croatian Maritime Museum
Where: Glagoljaska 18, Split; Telephone: +385 (0)21 347788;
Archeological Museum
Where: Zrinjsko - Frankospanska 25, Split; Telephone: +385 (0)21 318720;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Split
♥   Palace 'Diocletian’s Palace' , 1.4 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
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Split
♥   Katedrala sv. Lovre, Trogir, 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Stjepana, Stari Grad, 38.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacionalno svetište sv. Nikole Tavelića, Šibenik, 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Marka, Makarska, 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Jakova, Šibenik, 51.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Antun, Knin, 62.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Marka, Korčula, 82.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Split and near

Livno Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
In Bosnia and Herzegovina there is the ancient town of Livno. The first settlement there was founded by the Dalmatians more than 4 000 years ago. Subsequently, these places were inhabited by the Romans. Today, the town is the centre of the eponymous community. The population is more than 10 000 people. The first mention of Livno dates back to the end of the 9th century. The town reached its heyday during the Ottoman rule. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Split

Culture guide to Split. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Split: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Split. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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