Split The Historic City On The Adriatic Sea

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Here it is teeming with sights and you should take a lot of time to see the most

Here it is teeming with sights and you should take a lot of time to see the most:

Cultural metropolis in Dalmatia is certainly the old town of Split

The clear highlight of a sightseeing tour is the Diocletian Palace, which, by the way, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also a must-see is the Sveti Duje (St. Duje) Cathedral – it was once used as the mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian. From the tower of the church you have a wide view over the city. Under the simple name of “Podrumi”, translated as “the cellars”, a wide and, above all, very high network of passages extends under the palace of Emperor Diocletian. Only at the “Peristil”, an imposing colonnaded courtyard, does one reach daylight again.

Of course, Split also has, like other cities, a promenade:

Here it is the “Riva”, which runs directly along the harbour bay and is one of the most famous landmarks of the city

As the largest city in Dalmatia, Split is also the largest traffic junction:

But also a ferry port is not missing here

Very early people populated the area in and around Split.

From 78 BC, however, the Romans settled the region.

Split, which until then was still Byzantine, maintained contact with the Croatian state:

It was not until the 10 /11th century AD that an independent city administration was formed, which lasted for over 300 years

When the Venetians wanted to limit the power of the inhabitants of Split and, in addition , a destruction of the city by Turkish forces threatened, the early politicians in Split withdrew.

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Split became a kingdom of Serbs, Slovenes and Croats in 1918 .

Then, during World War II, the city was heavily shelled; Split was considered a stronghold of the partisan movement. Finally, the city was occupied by Tito’s Liberation Army.

One inevitably finds oneself in the footsteps of Roman rulers when one sets out to see Diocletian’s Palace. The Roman emperor Diocletian had the building built near his birthplace Aspalthos in Dalmatia around 295- 305 and spent the last years of his life in his huge palace. The building was distinguished by its exceptional strategic location, being situated in the middle of the Roman Empire between East and West, starting from the borders of that time.

Other beautiful places besides Split are Savudrija, Sibenik, Kvarner and Rabac:

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Split, a Historic City in Croatia, on the Eastern Shores of the Adriatic Sea

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