1700-year-old city of Split

The story of SPLIT is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time when THE ROMAN EMPEROR DIOCLETIAN decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman City of 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 people with its rich tradition, glorious history and the beauty of its natural and cultural heritage.

DIOCLETIAN PALACE and the entire historical core of Split have been on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list ever since 1979, not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace and its city continue to live a full life.

A walk through the ancient city takes you through time, along the great examples of ancient architecture like the Peristyle, the medieval Romanesque Churches and Gothic Palaces, Renaissance portals of noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage.

Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural events like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts.


Central Dalmatia

Split lies on the Adriatic coast, central Dalmatia, on the Split (Marjan) peninsula. Although surrounded by sea as a peninsula, Split is also surrounded by mountains; Mosor to the northeast, Kozjak to the northwest, and Marjan hill as one of the most important symbols of the city, rising on the west side of the peninsula, in the immediate vicinity of the old city centre. Split is also surrounded by the islands Brač, Hvar, Šolta and Čiovo.

Split is the largest city in Dalmatia, second largest city in Croatia and according to the latest census conducted in 2011, Split has almost 180 thousand inhabitants. Second largest Croatian cargo harbour, but also one of the largest passenger harbours in the Mediterranean. It is the administrative centre of the Split-Dalmatia County.

Split has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by dry and very hot summers and cool, but moderate and humid winters. The average temperature of the warmest month of the year is 22°C, and of the coldest 4°C.


find out more about our beautiful city

Official City Split website click here

Tourist Board of Split click here

Split-Dalmatia Tourist Board click here

Split Info click here



Splendida Palace
Rokova 26, 21000 Split, Croatia
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