Over the course of the 17 century, the story of Split has been going on since the Roman Emperor Diocletian had decided to build a palace on the peninsula near the great Roman city of Salona, where he would spend the last years of his life. In these 1700 years the palace slowly became a city that today lures with in tradition, magnificent history, the beauty of natural and cultural heritage. Diocletian's palace and the entire historical core of Split are listed as world heritage UNESCO - and since 1979, not only because of the exceptional preservation of the palace itself, but also because the Palace and its city continue to live a full life. In this structure visible and still living are all the historical layers of ancient Rome, through the Middle Ages and to the present. Walking through the ancient city you travel through time, observe top examples of ancient architecture such as Peristyle, medieval Romanesque churches and Gothic palaces, Renaissance portals of noble houses, Baroque façades, up to modern architecture, extensively incorporated in rich heritage. Such a layer is also reflected in the everyday life of Split. Local residents sit in the same cafés, restaurants and shopping in the same shops with tourists, giving the impression that by coming to Split they have become an integral part of the city and its rhythm. The market and fish market in the center are the lives of every Split family, as the entire social life of the city of 200,000 people is reflected in its seafront, where every guest sits for a cup of coffee with local. Split is much more than a magnificent architectural masterpiece.
This is the city where you can enjoy top gastronomy and wine, find numerous cultural events such as movie and theater festivals, exhibitions, top museums and concerts, a city that offers entertainment from numerous clubs and bars, from street events to festivals like Ultra Europe with 100,000 young people from hundred different countries around the world. Split with its dozens of Olympic and other medal winners has a sporting tradition as little as another city of its size in the world. When you get bored of the city bustle, there is Marjan, hill symbol of the city, with its forest, runways, hiking and cycling, recreational terrains, as well as ancient churches in which the ancient Spaniards sought spiritual peace. There are also beaches.unusually numerous with clear sea, from the famous sandy Bačvica to the stone lonely oasis around Marjana. After all, do you wonder why Splićani describe their city with "No city like Split"?