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Split Travel Guide
Split is the largest Dalmatian city, the second-largest urban center in Croatia, and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County. The city is located on the shores of the Mediterranean, more specifically on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, spreading over a central peninsula and its surroundings, with its metropolitan area including the many surrounding seaside towns as well. An international transport hub, the city is a link to the numerous surrounding Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula, as well as a popular tourist destination.
The most interesting part of Split is the historic center built within the walls of the former Roman palace. The city has a complex mixture of styles. It boasts Roman ruins, Byzantine arches, Venetian walkways, while archaeological research relating to the ancient Greek colony of Aspálathos (6th century BC). Besides those the olive trees and the magnificent blue water remind you that you are in the heart of Mediterranean.
Split offers a wealth of museums such as Archaeological Museum (the oldest museum in Croatia) as well as a variety of sightseeing. Most notable of those are: the Diocletian Palace, the historic center of Split is built around the remains of this Roman palace, the St. Duje's cathedral, originally built around 305. A.D. as a mausoleum of Roman emperor Diocletian and two original Egyptian sphinxes one is located on Peristil square, and the other in front of Jupiter's temple or St. John's church. Besides the sightseeing in Split, the town makes an excellent base for exploring the wonders of Split-Dalmatia county not to mention the many islands that lie just offshore. From Split, you can easily visit Solta and Brac, or Solin, Omis, Trogir, Brela Beach, Baska Voda and Makarska and experience the Croatian culture.