Split has a long tradition of collecting and cultivation for monuments. The most of the cultural and historical traces,
originate from, Salona, the largest site of ancient times monuments in Croatia.
Salona was back in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD a real cosmopolitan Dalmatian metropolis with 62 thousand inhabitants.
The first museum was founded in Renaissance period by Split nobleman and humanist Dominik Papalic (today the Split City Museum) in 16th century.
In his private palace he gathered a wide collection of ancient inscriptions, he found exploring through the ruins of Salona.
A Museum Under The Open Sky
One of the most memorable characteristics of Split city is Diocletian’s Palace, the historical urban core and unique museum, under the open sky.
Nowhere can one, inside this palace measuring 175-181 x 216 meters,
find the spectacular works of art in stone and wood from Split cathedral made by master Andrija Buvina in 1214
with Mausoleum built by Emperor Diocletian. The perfect and unique combination of Romanesque and Roman architecture.
As a useful help to your one day in Split tour, We recommend to drop by in one of two information centers called Tourist Boards,
one on Riva promenade and second one at Peristyle square, where you can grab some brochures, city plans and other information you might need.