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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. Use our Split trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Old Split and other attractions in Split.
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Where to stay in Split

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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  • Such a charming town woth so much history. Old floors are slippery even in the dry so when wet, be extra careful. I was wearing thongs or slippers and had a few slips on the shiny slippery dry surface...  more »
  • While everyone has heard of Dubrovnik, Split has been " flying under the radar" of international tourism. Go to Split before the whole world arrives. Split has a coastal location with waterfront prome...  more »
  • Old Town Split is amazing, the architecture, the narrow maze like streets. It is so atmospheric, a must visit if near Split.  more »
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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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