The grandiose City of Split was founded by the Greek Colony around the 2nd or 3rd century BC and it flourished as a settlement around the year 650 CE. This marvelous town has surely seen a lot through its history, such as the Ottoman Empire, Napoleon the Hapsburg Monarchy, Austro-Hungary then annexed by Italy and reoccupied by Germany soon after to later be part of Croatia in Yugoslavia and after the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991 to a city in today’s modern Croatia:
The perfect blend of history and modernity
The historical richness mixed with a unique blend of modern lifestyle make Split and its vibrant culture and eternal beauty feel like a time machine.
The living proof of this is the fact that the Diocletian Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the World Heritage UNESCO list ever since 1979.
The grand historical layers of architecture from the old Rome, middle ages all until today are still visible and alive in the structure of the middle-aged Romanesque Churches and Gothic Palaces, Renaissance portals of the noblemen’s houses, Baroque facades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage.
The cultural scenery of Split
But the town of Split is so much more than its grand architectural scenery. The town is also a venue where you can experience many cultural happenings like many films and theatre festivals, excellent museums and concerts. The blend of history and modernity is also visible through the offers of the eclectic modes of entertainment starting with many clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as the Ultra Europe Festival which became a landmark of Split. Visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from around one hundred countries of the world Ultra is one of the biggest events in Europe.
Experience the natural beauty in and around Split
Marjan, the hill symbol over the city, with its forest, jogging trails, mountain climbing and biking, recreational terrains is an ideal place for some peace and quiet after the buzzing city life. But the trademark of Split are the numerous beaches with extraordinarily clean sea, from the well known Bačvice to the one secluded oases’ all around Marjan.
Split is truly, as its locals say, „The greatest city in the world.“
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