Old Split, Split

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Walk through the historic core of Old Split to see one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world: the Diocletian palace. The town joined the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. Enter the open-air central area of the palace and climb the campanile of St. Domnius cathedral. Enjoy a panoramic view of Split, nearby islands, and Marjan hill. Don't miss the chance to rub the big toe of the giant statue of Gregory of Nin, outside the palace gate, and make a wish. Other sites to see include 12th- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval forts, 15th-century Gothic palaces, and Renaissance and Baroque-style palaces. Plan to visit Old Split during your Split vacation using our convenient Split online itinerary planner .
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  • Croatia is the most disappointing country in two years of travel. A lovely coastline and some beautiful old towns but all spoilt by tourist hordes, really unfriendly people and very overpriced food an...  more »
  • Old split is worth a visit. There are historic buildings to see, beautiful alleyways, cosy cafés and local traders.
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  • Split is one of the main tourist attractions of Croatia. Diocletian's Palace is on the UNESCO list, but not only it causes, that this is a city that you visit. Streets a few metres wide, Nice location, view of the sea. All this causes a few hours it passes extremely fast.
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  • Originally the summer palace of Caesar Diocletian simply an amazing place.
  • Beautiful city, direct in Adriatic Coast, with huge history and lovely people. Amazing kitchen!
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Split and its surrounding area boast an extensive system of private accommodations for rent, which range from simply furnished rooms to elegantly outfitted multi-room apartments. Many locals approach travelers at the main bus station with offers of available lodgings, but before you agree to anything, make sure you know the room's exact location in reference to the town center. For something more luxurious, check out the city's four- and five-star hotels, or consider an elegant villa a walk away from the major sights.
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