Split is located in the central part of the Croatian coast between the cities of Zadar and Dubrovnik, separating Dalmatia into two parts. It is the second largest city in the country and it is located on the Marjan peninsula between the Gulf of Kastela and the Split Channel at the foot Mosorskih mountains, 25 km from the airport. The city has good pebbly beaches and its historic center is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. From the sea the city is surrounded by an archipelago of islands: Brac, Solta, Drvenik, and behind them - Hvar, Vis, Biševo.
Split - a good place for a family holiday
Split Croatia is a city of unique architecture. Local residents believe that the Split mix all imaginable styles. The city is beautiful, contradictory and full of surprises. 17th century history is riddled with dramatic events and the presence of many different civilizations. Local townspeople joke that different eras linked clothesline strung between the houses on the streets of Split.
Entertainment & Attractions of Split
The main attraction of Split is Diocletian's Palace. It is a square mini-city, separated from the rest of Split by high walls, and is extremely rich in monuments of ancient architecture. Inside the palace are:
- The Cathedral of St. Duje (blast furnace) -. Octagonal cathedral with a tall bell tower, built in the early Middle Ages on the site of the Mausoleum of Diocletian. St. Duje (blast furnace) was a bishop martyred in Split during the persecution of Christians under Diocletian, he is the patron saint of Split. In the cathedral - altar with reliefs of authorship of the famous Juraj Dalmatinatsa. Bell tower offers spectacular views of Split and the city's harbor.
- Peristyle - one of the few domestic palace buildings survived from Roman times. Quadrangular open-air lounge surrounded by marble columns. Romans it was used for ceremonies.
- Lobby - round hall, crowned by a dome. The lobby was connected to the private apartments of the emperor, which did not survive to the present day.
- The Temple of Jupiter - perfectly preserved Roman temple converted in the early Middle Ages in Christian.
Life in Split does not stop, day or night
The ruins of the Roman salons on the outskirts of the city are worth visiting. There can be seen a large amphitheater, ruins of temples, palaces and villas,. Gripe Fortress, the ancient Town Hal of the 15th century, located at the People's Square (now Ethnographic museum), Gregory of Nin monument at the northern entrance to Diocletian's Palace, and many more.
In addition, there are many historical and architectural monuments belonging to the 15th and 16th centuries. These are masterpieces, such as the Temple of Jupiter, Cathedral, Gold and Silver Gate. Square Procuratie is a very interesting and attractive ensemble.
Split is not just a resort town but also the administrative center of Middle Dalmatia. It is the connection of all maritime routes of the Adriatic, a city with a rich history and culture.
Beaches of Split
As a resort, Split attracts tourists with its pebble beaches and very clear water, which is the cleanest in Europe. A bright turquoise color of the sea remains in the memory of people vacationing in Split. It is believed that deposits of the marble-like quartzite on the bottom give the water a peculiar shade. In addition, the local sea surprisingly clean, you can see the corals, which are at a depth of about 50 m.
Landscape of the region is attractive and picturesque. Pine forests are sometimes come close to the water, and on hot days beaches are well protected from the heat. The climate is mild, Mediterranean, very suitable for children's activities. It is said that two weeks in the region, give charge of health for two years.
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