Split

Split

The renovated Riva and other attractions

The construction of Diocletian’s palace took place in 295, and that year is considered the year when Split was founded.

 

The construction of Diocletian’s palace took place in 295, and that year is considered the year when Split was founded. A retired Roman Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian left the throne of the Roman Emipre and settled in this monumental palace. In the period from the 12th to the 14th century, the inside of the palace was filled with medieval buildings. At the same time, one of the most recognizable symbols of the city of Split was created – Chatedral of Saint Dujam, i.e. St. Duje. The Chatedral contains an altar of St. Anastasius, a masterpiece of Juraj Dalmatinac, the most famous builder of that time. Split’s residents consider Marmont street the most beautiful street of the city, which is located in the urban centre of the city. A few years ago, the famous promenade Riva was reconstructed, a favourite gathering place for residents, which now has a completely new look.