Must-see attractions in Split

  • JULY 11, 2017: Empty courtyard in Diocletian's Palace.

    Diocletian’s Palace


    Taking up a prime harborside position, the extraordinary complex of Diocletian's Palace is one of the most imposing ancient Roman structures in existence…

  • View in a bright sunny day of fortress Klis near Split in Croatia.

    Klis Fortress


    Controlling the valley leading into Split, the imposing Klis Fortress spreads along a limestone bluff, reaching 1260ft (385m) at its highest point. Its…

  • St Dominus Cathedral belfry, Diocletian's Palace .

    Cathedral of St Domnius


    Split’s octagonal cathedral is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings still standing. It was built as a mausoleum for Diocletian, the last…

  • 500px Photo ID: 130117679 - Solin ancient arena old ruins, Dalmatia, Croatia



    The ruins of the ancient city of Salona, situated at the foot of the mountains just northeast of Split, are the most archaeologically important in Croatia…

  • Baptistery of St. John formerly the Roman Temple of Jupiter, Diocletian's Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Split, Croatia, Europe

    Temple of Jupiter


    Although it's now the cathedral's baptistery, this wonderfully intact building was originally an ancient Roman temple dedicated to the king of the gods…

  • Figurative carvings on Roman-era tomb at Archaeological Museum.

    Archaeological Museum


    A treasure trove of classical sculpture and mosaics is displayed at this excellent museum, a short walk north of the town centre. Most of the vast…

  • Mestrovic Gallery on Marjan Peninsula.

    Meštrović Gallery


    At this stellar art museum you’ll see a comprehensive, well-arranged collection of works by Ivan Meštrović, Croatia’s premier modern sculptor, who built…

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    Marjan Forest Park


    Looming up to 178m over Split's western fringes, this nature reserve occupies a big space in Split's psyche. The views over the city and surrounding…

  • 500px Photo ID: 102534255 - Diocletian palace UNESCO world heritage site in Split, Dalmatia, Croatia



    This picturesque colonnaded ancient Roman peristyle (courtyard) lies at the very heart of Diocletian's Palace. In summer you can almost be guaranteed a…

  • Patriotic statue of Orgur Ninski (1924) by Ivan Mestrovic, near Golden Gate in Old Town.

    Grgur Ninski statue


    Sculpted by Ivan Meštrović, this gargantuan statue is one of the defining images of Split. Its subject, a 10th-century Croatian bishop, fought for the…

  • Diocletian's Palace Substructure


    The Bronze Gate of Diocletian's Palace once opened straight from the water into the palace basements, enabling goods to be unloaded and stored here. Now…

  • Split City Museum


    Built by Juraj Dalmatinac in the 15th century for one of the many noblemen who lived within the old town, the Large Papalić Palace is considered a fine…

  • Vestibule


    At the southern end of the peristil, above the basement stairs, is the vestibule, a grand and cavernous domed room, open to the sky, which was once the…

  • Our-Lady-of-Health Church


    Completed in 1937, this striking Modernist church is notable for the simple, clean lines of its architecture. It's attached to a friary, founded in 1723…

  • Gallery of Fine Arts


    Housed in a building that was the city’s first hospital (1792), this gallery exhibits 400 works of art spanning 700 years. Upstairs is the permanent…

  • Museum of Senses


    This museum provides a workout for your senses. Wander through the museum’s five rooms, each of which teases your vision, hearing, smell, touch and…

  • Meštrović Crikvene-Kaštilac


    This 16th-century fortified home, set in an olive grove near the Meštrović Gallery, was bought by Ivan Meštrović in 1939 and restored to house his…

  • Kašjuni


    Near the tip of the peninsula, Kašjuni is Split's most appealing beach, due largely to its green surroundings and stylish beach bar.

  • Narodni Square.

    Split Ethnographic Museum


    This mildly interesting museum occupies a former convent built within what was originally the emperor's bed chambers. Downstairs are temporary exhibitions…

  • Tusculum


    This building near the main entrance to the ruins of the ancient city of Salona was built by the site's ground-breaking archaeologist Monsignor Frane…

  • Bačvice


    Sandy Bačvice is Split's most popular beach. There's a lot of concrete and it's perpetually crowded, but it offers a good taste of everyday Split life…

  • Amphitheatre


    Salona's huge 2nd-century amphitheatre was partly destroyed in the 17th century by the Venetians to prevent it from being used as a refuge by Turkish…

  • Manastirine


    Numerous sarcophagi are scattered about this part of ancient Salona, situated between the car park and the museum. It was a burial place for Christian…

  • Firule


    Less built up than nearby Bačvice, this little horseshoe cove has a slimline sandy beach with a bar down one end.

  • Ovčice


    Wedged between the Bačvice and Firule bays, this little beach has a large cafe-bar and a slender strip of fine pebbles.

  • Synagogue


    Built into the western wall of Diocletian's Palace, Split's synagogue is the third-oldest synagogue in Europe that's still in use. Created out of two…

  • Porta Caesarea


    This 1st-century eastern city gate was later engulfed by Salona as the city spread eastwards. Grooves in the stone road left by ancient wheels can still…

  • Five Martyrs Basilica


    Just outside the ancient walls of Salona is this ruined basilica. It was built on the site of an early Christian cemetery where the remains of some of…

  • Theatre


    At Salona very little remains of the Forum, the large square that was the administrative, economic and religious centre of every Roman city. More…

  • Golden Gate


    The biggest and grandest of the city gates, this was the main processional entrance into Diocletian's Palace. Metal bars once blocked the outer entrance,…

  • Bronze Gate


    The most unassuming of the gates to Diocletian's Palace, this humble entrance once opened straight from the water into the basement. Look up and you'll be…

  • Episcopal Centre


    This section of the ruins of ancient Salona includes a three-aisled, 5th-century cathedral with an octagonal baptistery, and the remains of Bishop…

  • New Research on Split Cathedral


    Situated opposite the Cathedral of St Domnius, this exhibition features large-scale photos of architectural features of the cathedral along with technical…

  • Silver Gate


    Originally a double gate on the eastern wall of Diocletian's Palace, only the inner part of this portal remains, decorated with arches and niches that…

  • Iron Gate


    The high arches of this large double gate lead from Diocletian's Palace to the main city square.

  • Baths


    The remains of the public baths of the ancient Roman city of Salona.

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