Split, the second largest city of Croatia, is situated at the foot of Marjan hill near Trogir and Omiš. This urban centre of Dalmatia is ideal for those who want to spend their vacation partying until late into the night. The most famous sights are Split Diocletian palace which is under UNESCO protection, Cathedral of St Doimus, the statue of Gregory of Nin, the Temple of Jupiter and Prokurative.
The Emperor’s Palace is one of the most significant works of late-ancient architecture, not just for the preservation of original parts and the whole, but also for a series of original architectural forms announcing the new early-Christian, Byzantine and early-medieval art. The cathedral was built in the middle Ages by using materials from an ancient mausoleum. Roman churches from the 12th and 13th centuries, medieval forts and gothic, renaissance and baroque palaces are contained within the Roman walls, thus creating a harmonious whole.