Without hiding their pride, the people of Split will tell you that their city is "the most beautiful one in the world and beyond". You better not discuss this with them for well spirited Split will convince you in this as soon as you discover it!
This for ever young city with the population of about 200,000 that give it its warm Mediterranean temper, has lived its urban rhythm for as long as 1700 years.
The Historic Complex of Split together with the enticing Palace of Diocletian, spanning across 38,500 square meters, is recognized as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
The Diocletian’s Palace is truly a jewel an open-air museum that never fails to amaze visitors from around the world. The ruins of the palace can be found throughout the city. The most exclusive is undoubtedly the majestic peristyle, although the Diocletian’s Mausoleum, later turned into a Roman Catholic Church, is also of great significance.
The city of Split is situated in the warmest part of the northern Mediterranean coast, in the very heart of the Adriatic eastern coast and in the immediate vicinity of the rivers Jadro and Žrnovnica that have been watering it for 1700 years. Its mild climate, with 2700 sunny hours per year, makes it an oasis where, sheltered from the twist, one can relish the sun even in winter.
The industrial, university, and business centre of the region nourishes its "green soul" on the hill Marjan situated in the westernmost part of the peninsula. Its forested park infringed by the city and the sea offers pleasant walks away from the city noise under the pines by the ocean.