Split – The city of Diocletian
The largest city in Dalmatia, a famous historical, cultural, sports and entertainment centre of Croatia, and a city of monumental heritage under UNESCO protection and entered in the register of World Cultural Heritage. The city has at its heart the famous Diocletian's Palace from the 4th century, which the eponymous Roman emperor had built and lived in. Due to its preservation, the palace is considered one of the most important Roman monuments in the world. The palace itself offers very interesting artefacts, such as the statue of an original Egyptian sphinx, the oldest cathedral in the world – the cathedral of Sv. Duje, the attractive Diocletian's cellars, which is considered the best preserved ancient complex of its kind in the world.
The attractive Peristil is a square in the middle of the palace, which is always full of tourists and is a venue for various cultural and entertainment events. Be sure you have enough time for a coffee on the famous riva in Split, and to visit the many interesting sites such as the high bronze statue of Bishop Gregory of Nin, by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, Split's most famous monument, which has been known for years for its tradition and legend that it will grant a wish to everyone that touches its toe.
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