Split is the second biggest city in Croatia and one of the older cities in Croatia and in Europe, as well. Today it has around 180.000 inhabitants. It was developed from Diocletian’s Palace which was a residence of the emperor Diocletian which was built at the beginning of 4th century A.C. After the fall of nearby Roman colony Salona in 7th century A.C., Salonitan people moved to Diocletian Palace. Diocletian tomb was reconstructed into cathedral of Split with a belfry. With a time, the city has grown and has spread outside of the Palace.
Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979.
Interesting thing about Split is that you can find the examples of different periods and styles of the architecture at the same place or very close one to another: antique, medieval period, renaissance, baroque…
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.