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Monday, January 11, 2010

Split . . .CROATIA

Located on Croatia’s stunning Dalmatia Coast, Split is the largest city in the area and cultural centre of the region. The city dates back nearly 2,000 years boasting a variety of architectural styles and historical landmarks. Most famous of these is the Palace of Diocletian which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The palace was built in the third century by the emperor Diocletian in the style of a Roman fort around a rectangular plot with turrets and huge palace gates. At the time, Split itself did not exist and the town sprang up around the palace. Other important attractions in Split include the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, the Museum of Marine History, the Museum of Natural Science and Split Cathedral’s Treasury containing important sacral works of art dating back to the seventh century. A pleasant 15-minute stroll from the historic city centre is Marjan Forest Park which is home to Split Zoo and numerous walking trails that offer spectacular views of the peninsular and surrounding area.

Contact Addresses

Split Tourist Board, HR-21000 Split, Trg Republike 2
Tel: (+385) (0)21 348 600
Website:
www.visitsplit.com

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