Split, the champion-city of Croatian tourism in 2017, originated from the summer palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian („a city born from the Palace“), one of the best-preserved and most impressive Roman monuments in Europe. The city’s historical center was made part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. It is the capital of Dalmatia, situated at the crossroad of many attractive destinations, reachable by air, land, and sea. Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery. It is also a venue for excellent gourmet and wine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theater festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums, and concerts, a city that offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events. It is also a sports city with known sports celebrities with a dozen of Olympic medal winners. Split is a special place where the tourists and locals merge into one body, reflecting the vibrant life of the city.
Numerous historic and cultural heritage
Famous Bačvice city beach with a unique game, created by locals, called „picigin“
Top quality Accommodation selection
Over 100 years old „Hajduk“ Football Club with its grandiose stadium in the form of the shell with „Torcida“ supporters club (celebrating 70 years of cheering) – a unique spirit worth to feel!
Marjan Mount - capture the most glorious view of the city, the harbor, and the nearby islands
“Pazar” Green Market - popular among tourists, seeking to feel the true local spirit. The colors, the tastes, and the aromas of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as the sounds, gossip and bargaining, without a doubt, give away that you are standing in the center of the Mediterranean, feeling the true heartbeat of the most beautiful city in the World.
Goran Ivanišević – born in Split, former Croatian professional tennis player and current tennis coach, the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon (2001) as a wildcard.
|1. Hotel Atrium - Luxurious hotel with over 120 spacious and modern rooms. It has a wellness area with a 16 meters long heated indoor relaxation pool. Hotel restaurant Cardo is widely known for the amazing delicacies it serves to its customers. The parking spot in a hotel garage is available with a surcharge.
2. Hotel Cornaro - This hotel is a great choice for everybody who wants to stay in a hotel in the very center of Split. Rich interior and exterior, as well as comfortable rooms, invite you to enjoy Split in Cornaro. Hotel also has a fitness room as well as a wellness corner with a sauna and whirlpool.
|3. Hotel Dujam - A perfect place to stay for everyone who wants to visit Split and stay in a budget-friendly hotel. The hotel is home to a large number of air-conditioned single and double rooms with views of surroundings. The parking spot for your vehicle is located close to this hotel.
|4. Marvie Hotel & Health - A beautiful design hotel is a home to many spacious and modern classic, superior and deluxe rooms. On the hotel rooftop, you will find the gorgeous heated outdoor pool with a panoramic view of Split. The hotel also has a wellness area with a sauna and whirlpool. The distance to the beach is roughly 650 meters.
|5. Hotel Park - Most amazing hotel with a superb location only 50 meters from the beach with a blue flag label and only 10 minutes of walk from the strict center of Split. Beautiful hotel interior and exterior, great rooms, and the outdoor pool are just some of many reasons why this hotel is so popular.
Tourism in Split:
Split is the main town of central Dalmatia. It is an interesting destination due to its rich historical heritage and many natural beauties like mountain Biokovo behind it and everything the Adriatic sea has to offer in front of it. Split area is also a beautiful archipelago with many inhabited islands, beaches, and coves. Traveling from Split you will easily reach nearby locations as the town is really well connected both with roads and sea (ferry travel). A bit north from Split you will find Trogir, a lovely town with many hotels and resorts. Right between Split and Trogir you will stumble upon the tourist resort Resnik, a great budget-friendly resort with many rooms and bungalows perfect for summer holidays. South from Split lies Omis, another town worth visiting even as a one day trip from Split. In front of Split, you cannot miss the island Brac, a gorgeous island with many various hotels, resorts, and private apartments.
History and culture:
Tumultuous history leaves its trace in the everyday life of the city that always moved steadily forward, remaining the center of this part of the coast to this day. Great city beats today with the silent whisper of history, the lively spirit of youth and charm of the Mediterranean yet in every way also Croatian warmth...
Diocletian Palace - named after its creator, the Roman Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian. It is one of the best preserved monuments of Roman architecture in the world. The Emperor's Palace was built as a combination of a luxury villa - a summer house and a Roman military camp (castrum), divided into four parts with two main streets.
Cathedral of St.Dominus (St.Duje –local) - Among the European cathedrals one of the Split finds nestles in the oldest building - the Mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Inside the cathedral, at the end of the second millennium, the history reconciles ancient pagan, Medieval Christian and modern heritage. Mausoleum of the Emperor – last persecutor of Christians become a cathedral in the 7th century where altars with relics of St Domnius and St Anastasius, martyrs executed in the nearby Solin, take an honorary place.
The Bell Tower of the Cathedral (57m high) - is the most original Dalmatian Medieval architecture built in the 13th century. The bell tower was thoroughly reconstructed and somewhat altered at the turn of the 20th century. Today you can climb the steps all the way to the top of the bell tower, where a spectacular view of the entire Split awaits you.
Peristyle - the central square of the Palace, built with several temples around the same place. The Emperor was celebrated as the living son of Jupiter, who used to appear under the architrave of the central part of Protyron, and the vassals used to fall on the knees, kissing his scarlet cloak. The red color of the granite columns emphasizes the ceremonial function and from that time, the purple color became the imperial color.
The Diocletian Palace Cellars represent one of the best preserved ancient complexes of that kind in the world. The floor plan showcases a mirror image of the emperor’s residence above as this substructure acted as supporting walls. The basement halls were the entranceway into the palace by sea via the Brass Gate and previously, when the sea reached the very walls of the palace, boats would be able to berth in front of the gate to drop off supplies or receive noble guests
Temple of Jupiter - considered as one of the most beautiful European monuments. Rectangular in its floor plan the temple served to celebrate Jupiter's cult. It lies on an elevated podium, with a six-column porch in front of it. Embossed images on the portal, as well as the barrel offered vault influenced the early Renaissance architecture of Andrija Alessi and Nikola Firentinac in Trogir.
Events & Amusement
Split Summer Festival
Domestic Split – Handicraft and local products Fair
Guided City Tours Selection
„Taste the Mediterranean“ – International Festival of Mediterranean food, Gastronomy, products, wine, and Mediterranean Heritage
Split Film Festival – founded in 1996, the oldest Media Festival in Croatia
Nights of the Museums