Split City

City with a seafront promenade that seduced a Roman emperor.

The story of Split is 17 centuries old, dating from the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. Split is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived.

This exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along great examples of ancient architecture like Peristyle, the middle aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses and Baroque facades through to modern architecture superbly merged in its rich heritage.

Such stratification is mirrored in everyday Split life. Local inhabitants sit in the same cafes and restaurants and shop in the same stores as tourists, giving them the impression that when in Split, they became a part of the city and its rhythm.

Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and wine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city that offers eclectic modes of entertainment, starting with numerous clubs and bars, through open street festivals to various other events.