Old Split, Split

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Split
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. Use our Split trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Old Split and other attractions in Split.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    Old split is worth a visit. There are historic buildings to see, beautiful alleyways, cosy cafés and local traders.
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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • June 30, 2017
    Originally the summer palace of Caesar Diocletian simply an amazing place.
  • March 3, 2017
    Beautiful city, direct in Adriatic Coast, with huge history and lovely people. Amazing kitchen!
  • October 30, 2016
    Very dirty
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  • June 17, 2016
    Beautiful
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  • December 1, 2015
    Prekrasno

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