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The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to 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. During these 1700 years the Palace slowly turned into a
city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and
beauty of its natural and cultural heritage.
Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the
World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979, and not only for the
extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace and
its city (or the city and its Palace, if you like) continue to live a full life. All
historical layers from the old Rome, middle ages till today are still visible
and alive in this structure. A walk through the ancient city takes you
through time, along the great examples of ancient architecture like
Peristyle, the middle aged Romanesque Church and Gothic Palace,
Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and
modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage.
Such stratification is mirrored in everyday life of Split. Local inhabitants sit in the same cafes, restaurants, shop in the same stores as tourists, giving them the impression that, by arriving to Split, they became a part of the city and its rhythm. The vegetable market and the fish market represent the centre of each family’s life in Split, just as the entire social life of this city of 200 thousand reflects on the Riva (waterfront), where every guest should endeavour to have his coffee alongside noisy, temperamental folk of Split.
Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery. Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences,
numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city which
offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as
Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from around one hundred countries of the
world. Split with its sport results is something only a handful of cities of similar size around the world can boast about as it
is the home of a dozen Olympic medal winners as well as other sports medals.
When you tire of the city bustle, there’s Marjan, hill symbol over the city, with its forest, jogging trails, mountain climbing and biking, recreational terrains, but also the ancient churches where the late citizens of Split sought spiritual peace. Also very unusual to find in a city the size of Split are the numerous beaches with extraordinarily clean sea, from the well known Bačvice to the stone secluded oases’ all around Marjan.
After all that’s said are you at all surprised that citizens of Split have a saying “There is no place like Split”?