Roman emperor Diocletian, originating from this region, who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD was the first inhabitant of Split. Diocletian's Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of most impressive Roman monuments in the world.
Rich past of over 1.700 years left its traces blended in the town everyday life. The mixture of all historic layers makes a part of its originality. Today the big city lives by the silent beats of history, lively temperamental spirit of the young and its particular warm Mediterranean charm. Diocletian's Palace is a sight like no other, ancient Roman ruin and the living soul of Split.
Walk inside Diocletian's Palace and you'll see many bars, shops and restaurants blooming amid the atmospheric old walls where life in Split has been going on for 1000s of years. Temple of Jupiter, Cellars of the palace, accessed via the Bronze Gate that leads off the Riva, huge, labyrinthine halls once used to make wine and press olives, exhibitions today.
Because of its natural, cultural and other resources, it is an ideal holiday destination with abundant tourist resources, an environmentally clean and attractive coastline, numerous beaches and beach resorts, flora and fauna, the attractive coastline and terrain, mild climate. Split offers a range of other facilities such as shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, museums, theaters, cinemas, galleries - in short, everything your heart desires.