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Split: a living museum

split_3Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and backed by the Dinaric Mountains, this splendid Dalmatian city resembles a living museum. Split is not only an urban, cultural and traffic centre of Dalmatia, but it is itself often a tourist and excursionists destination. A city with a 1700-year old tradition, a variety of archaeological and cultural monuments, among which the well-known Palace of Diocletian. It was around 298. year after Christ when the Roman imperator Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus decided to start the construction in the bay of Split on the Dalmatian coast nearby his birth place, Salona.


split_4That is why so many people live here and why the original spirit of the Mediterranean has been so well preserved. This applies especially to Split, the second largest Croatian city after Zagreb, and the cultural centre of Dalmatia. Located close to Split are other large coastal towns of Central Dalmatia: Trogir and Omiš and more further is the Makarska Riviera. Lined in front of Split, one after the other, are almost all the larger Dalmatian islands: Brac, Šolta, Ciovo, Hvar, and Vis. The major part of the Dalmatian hinterland, with the towns of Sinj, Imotski, Vrlika, and Vrgorac, are also oriented towards Split.

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