Central Dalmatia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Central Dalmatia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Dioklecijanova Palača

    Grad | Building/Architectural Site

    The original palace, which took about 10 years to complete, was built in AD 298. The palace was both a luxurious villa and a Roman garrison...Read More

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  • 2. Galerija Meštrović

    Meje | Museum/Gallery

    A short walk from the Riva, this must-see gallery is in a tranquil location overlooking the sea and is surrounded by extensive gardens. Ivan...Read More

  • 3. Stari Grad


    As its name suggests, Stari Grad, or Old Town, is one of the oldest towns in Europe, founded in 384 BC. The site of the original Greek settlement...Read More

  • 4. Etnografski Muzej

    Grad | Museum/Gallery

    Occupying a splendid location within the walls of Diocletian's Palace, the museum displays traditional Dalmatian folk costumes and local antique...Read More

  • 5. Franjevački samostan

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    East of town, along the quay past the Arsenal, lies the Franjevački samostan. Within its walls, a pretty 15th-century Renaissance cloister leads...Read More

  • 6. Galerija Vidović

    Grad | Museum/Gallery

    Emanuel Vidović (1870–1953) is acknowledged as Split's greatest painter. Here you can see 74 of his works, donated to the city by his family...Read More

  • 7. Gradski Muzej

    Grad | Museum/Gallery

    Split's city museum is worth a quick look both to marvel at the collection of medieval weaponry and to see the interior of this splendid 15th...Read More

  • 8. Jupiterov Hram/ Temple of Jupiter

    Grad | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Roman Emperor Diocletian constructed this temple to worship the god Jupiter. It was converted during the Middle Ages into a baptistery by Christians...Read More

  • 9. Katedrala Sveti Dujam

    Grad | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The main body of the cathedral is the 3rd-century octagonal mausoleum designed as a shrine to Emperor Diocletian. During the 7th century, refugees...Read More

  • 10. Marjan

    Marjan | Park/Playground

    Situated on a hilly 3½-km-long (2-mile-long) peninsula that is covered with pine trees and Mediterranean shrubs, Marjan Hill has been a protected...Read More

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  • 11. Muzej Hrvatskih Arheološki Spomenika

    Meje | Museum/Gallery

    One of the oldest Croatian museums, it houses more than 20,000 Croatian archaeological artifacts, only a quarter of which are on display. The...Read More

  • 12. Narodni trg

    Grad | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    This is the main city square ( pjaca ) and can be accessed from Diocletian's Palace through the western or Iron Gate. This was, and still is...Read More

  • 13. Peristil

    Grad | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    From Roman times to the present day, this has been the main public meeting place within the palace walls. The spacious central courtyard is...Read More

  • 14. Vestibul

    Grad | Building/Architectural Site

    The cupola of this domed space would once have been decorated with marble and mosaics. Today there's only a round hole in the top of the dome...Read More

  • 15. Zlatna Vrata

    Grad | Building/Architectural Site

    Formerly the main entrance into the palace, Zlatna Vrata, on the north side of the palace, is the most monumental of the four gates—two guards...Read More

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