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See Roman buildings, walk winding medieval streets and explore some of Croatia’s best museums in this beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic.

On the Dalmatian coast, Split grew up around the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. It’s one of the biggest cities in Croatia, and home to some of the country’s most important heritage sites and cultural institutions. The city sits on the banks of the glistening Adriatic and is one of the prettiest in the region. It is one of Europe's up-and-coming tourist destinations.

History buffs and architecture fans should head to Diocletian’s Palace. It’s one of the best-preserved Roman palaces in Europe and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1979. Gaze at the ruins of its gates and courtyards or head down and explore the underground passageways. Be sure to visit the cathedral and bell tower of Saint Domnius, which was converted from the remains of Diocletian’s mausoleum. Climb the tower to get excellent views of the city and surrounding area.

Walk the streets of the Old Town to see architecture from throughout the ages. Make sure you stop in Narodni Trg (Peoples Square) to admire the old clock tower and grab a bite to eat. Explore the ancient churches and winding streets of Veli Varoš or stop by Prokurative to rest up in one of the city’s prettiest public spaces. No visit is complete without a stroll along one of the city's best assets, the stunning waterfront promenade, the Riva.

Brush up on Split’s history at the City Museum or take a look at items from Croatia’s fascinating past at the Archaeological Museum. There are countless ancient coins, old weapons and statues on display. For traditional costumes and other cultural artifacts, spend an hour or two at the Ethnographic Museum. Art lovers will want to check out the Gallery of Fine Art to see pieces by artists old and new. Make your way over to the Ivan Meštrović Gallery and admire the sculptures of one of Croatia’s finest 20th-Century artists.

Top Hotels in Split

Royal Suites
Royal Suites
4 out of 5
Ulica Kralja Zvonimira 12, Split
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Located in the heart of Split, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Split Riva. Diocletian's Palace and Bacvice Beach are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (367 reviews)

"Very good and clean, the breakfast was fresh , the staff was very nice, the room was clean and have a"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2020

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Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
Narodni trg 4 , Split
The price is CA $105 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Located in Old Town, this boutique hotel is steps away from People's Square, Split Riva and Diocletian's Palace. Bacvice Beach and Port of Split are also within ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (269 reviews)

"The staff at this hotel is amazing! They absolutely see to your every need and request with a fun, great attitude. The hotel is lovely, with large, nicely decorated rooms, and it is conveniently located close to all the tourist sites and restaurants. With a huge breakfast every morning, too, you ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
Villa Nepos Hotel
Villa Nepos Hotel
4 out of 5
Nepotova 1, Split, Dalmatia
The price is CA $272 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

Located in Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Eastern Gate and Diocletian's Palace. Split Riva and Port of Split are also within 10 minutes. Split Station ...

5/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)

"Stunning hotel in a perfect location, right in the centre of the historic old town. Everything about it was extremely luxurious and staying in the Piaca suite made our trip to Split feel very special indeed. Spotlessly clean with lovely decor and artwork, beautiful furniture, bathrooms and kitchen, ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2020

Villa Nepos Hotel
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Vacation Rentals in Split

Grisogono Palace Heritage Residence
Grisogono Palace Heritage Residence
4 out of 5
Ulica kralja Petra Krešimira lV 8, Split
The price is CA $80 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Located in Old Town, this historic aparthotel is steps away from Kresimir Street, Diocletian's Palace and Split Riva. Bacvice Beach and Port of Split are also ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Amazing Roman Palace!

"This place was amazing!! Inside a Roman palace you can still see the old wood ceiling and rock walls. Amazing service, they called me before I got there and helped me find the place. If you are driving you will have to find parking and walk a little. But worth it for the place you’re staying in. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2020

Grisogono Palace Heritage Residence
Tifani Luxury Rooms 2
Tifani Luxury Rooms 2
4 out of 5
Hrvojeva 10, Split
The price is CA $103 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Located in Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Green Market and Diocletian's Palace. Split Riva and Bacvice Beach are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)
Supurb!!!!!!!!!!!

"A lovely modern clean apartment in a fantastic location. Lucca the Manager is very helpful too. Loved it and we will return."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2019

Tifani Luxury Rooms 2
Mariuchy Apartment With Garage and Balcony
Mariuchy Apartment With Garage and Balcony
Mike Tripala 2, Split, Split-Dalmatia

Located in the heart of Split, this historic apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Platinum Casino, Diocletian's Palace and Split Riva. Bacvice Beach ...

Mariuchy Apartment With Garage and Balcony
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5/5 - Excellent

JamesMom

Oct 13, 2019

we loved Diocesan palace. we could have stayed longer. we walked the many steps to the view of the harbor it was awesome!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 13, 2019

So meany day trips to go on from split, could easily spend a whole week to check out the serounding areas. Just beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Acalex

Oct 12, 2019

Highly recommended! Beautiful area in and just outside of Old Town. Beach near by Food is far better than in Dubrovnik. Day trips to Blue Cave, Blue Line Historical Tour both recommended.

4/5 - Good

Chris

Oct 10, 2019

Would come back to visit again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 8, 2019

Beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

ls

Oct 1, 2019

Split is a wonderful place to visit!

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