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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…
Top Choice European in Split

Zinfandel

The vibe might be more like an upmarket wine bar, but the food is top-notch here too. The menu includes delicious risotto, homemade pasta, veal cheek pašticada (traditional Dalmatian stew), burgers, steaks and fish,…
Top Choice Dalmatian in Split

Konoba Matejuška

This cosy, rustic tavern in an alleyway minutes from the seafront specialises in well-prepared seafood – as epitomised in its perfectly cooked fish platter for two. There are only four small tables outside and a cou…
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…
Religious in Split

Sudamja

Festivities celebrating Split's patron saint, St Domnius (Sv Duje), start at the beginning of May and stretch out for two weeks. They include concerts, poetry readings, exhibitions and a rowing regatta. On the actua…