Omis

Omis

House of a happy man

Omis is situated at the mouth of the river Cetina, near the town of Split.

 

Omis is situated at the mouth of the river Cetina, near the town of Split. Walking through the city, you will find the ‘House of a Happy Man’’, which was named after the inscription above the entrance door, which reads ‘Thank you, Lord, for I was in this world’. Although there is not enough information about the owner of this Renaissance house, what amuses many is the way the house interior is arranged. In its ground floor is a workshop, and living room, on the first floor are the bedrooms, and on the second is the kitchen. Only after some time the architects understood the reason for this arrangement – during Middle Ages many houses in Omis were destroyed in the fires and those that had ground floor kitchen turned into dust. Although later many accepted such way of arranging, at the time this house was built (16th century), such construction was very innovative.