Split in a nutshell
With a population of over 200,000 inhabitants, Split is the second largest city in Croatia after Zagreb. It even “wins” from Dubrovnik, a city that is a lot better known among Dutch travelers.
Split is a great base for a holiday in Croatia. Due to its location on the Adriatic Sea you can rely on good weather and in the immediate vicinity you will find many highlights that Croatia has to offer. What few people know, is how much the city itself has to offer. Time to change that!
We’ll list a number of things you can do in Split. And that is enough to fill a good number of days. We wish you a lot of fun!
Admire Diocletian’s Palace
The inhabitants of Split have one great pride; the Palace of Diocletian. Since it is the must-see of Split, it should also be at the top of your to-do list.
The palace was taken into use by Diocletian in 305 AD after some 10,000 slaves had worked on it. He died less than a decade later, and it was eventually the Romans who took refuge in the palace in the 7th century.
In 2019, the Palace of Diocletian is the main attraction of Split. And it takes a while to discover; it has an area of more than 35,000 m² and is full of sights. It is no coincidence that it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979.