The city of Split is not only the main urban, cultural and traffic center of Dalmatia from which sea and land roads lead to numerous Dalmatian seaside resorts, but is itself the frequent tourist destination. The mild climate, natural beauties, the rich cultural-historical legacy, museums and galleries make Split a city-museum, the pearl of the Adriatic coast, among which the special place takes the world famous Diocletian’s palace built in 293 AD, a part of the UNESCO world legacy. We recommend you to visit: the old town, the most ancient nucleus of Split is within the walls of Diocletian’s palace. The palace itself is the worthiest example of the Roman architecture on the east coast of the Adriatic. The Diocletian’s mausoleum, the present cathedral of St. Duje. Palace Papalić (15th century), the worthiest example of the gothic architecture in Split, today the Museum of the city of Split. Oceanographic institute with the aquarium. A preromanic church of the Holy Trinity, in the renaissance convent part there are tombs of the noble families of Split. Bishop’s palace in the neorenaissance style, the chapel of the St. Arnir from 1445, the work of Juraj Dalmatinac, the church of Our Lady of the Bell (baroque altar, Bizantian icons from the 11th century, murals from 1412, the work of Menghell), the convent and the church of St. Francis (13th century), the Citadel of Meštrović, the fortress Gripe from the 17th century. One should also most definitely visit the park-forest Marjan, the green oasis by which the citizens of Split are rightly proud for generations, keeping it and cherishing.
Split is abundant with restaurants in which one can enjoy the local specialties. Numerous are the beaches and resorts in the city and in the nearer surroundings. The cultural and fun life is rich as well, especially in the summer, when its squares, alleys and open spaces become the stages of various happenings turning the city into one great open theatre. There are four marinas in Split: ACI marina in the north-west part of the city port; The sport port Spinut on the north coast of Marjan; the sport port Poljud in the Poljud port; the sport port Zenta on the south coast of Split.