Attractions

Top Choice Church in Split

Cathedral of St Domnius

Split’s octagonal cathedral is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings standing today. It was built as a mausoleum for Diocletian, the last famous persecutor of the Christians, who was interred here in 311…
Top Choice Historic Site in Split

Diocletian’s Palace

Facing the harbour, Diocletian’s Palace is one of the most imposing Roman ruins in existence and where you’ll spend most of your time while in Split. Don’t expect a palace though, nor a museum – this is the city's l…
Castle in Split

Klis Fortress

Controlling the valley leading into Split, this imposing fortress spreads along a limestone bluff, reaching 385m at its highest point. Its long and narrow form (304m by 53m) derives from constant extensions over the…
Temple in Split

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. It still has its original barrel-vaulted ceiling and a decora…
Museum in Split

Archaeological Museum

A treasure trove of classical sculpture and mosaic is displayed at this excellent museum, a short walk north of the town centre. Most of the vast collection originated from the ancient Roman settlements of Split and…
Gallery in Split

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 the gallery as a personal residence in the 1930s. Although Me…
Square in Split

Peristil

This picturesque colonnaded ancient Roman courtyard (or peristyle) lies at the very heart of Diocletian's Palace. In summer you can almost be guaranteed a pair of strapping local lads dressed as legionaries adding t…
Archaeological Site in Split

Salona

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. Start by paying your admission fee at the Tusculum Museum, …
Historic Site in Split

Diocletian's Palace Substructures

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 this former tradesman's entrance is the main way into the pala…
Museum in Split

Split City Museum

Built by Juraj Dalmatinac in the 15th century for one of the many noblemen who lived within the old town, Papalić Palace is considered a fine example of late Gothic style, with an elaborately carved entrance gate th…