Split’s main attraction is Diocletian’s Palace, a vast complex which Roman Emperor built in 295 AD. Today, the Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a home to 3,000 residents, cafes, boutiques and hotels. Four gates guard its main entrances: Golden, Silver, Iron and Bronze.
To explore the palace, start at the Bronze Gate from where steps lead up to the palace’s main square, Peristil. Adjacent to Peristil is St. Domnius Cathedral (St. Duje Cathedral), once the site of Diocletian’s mausoleum. The cathedral’s bell tower, built in 13th century, is 57m high and offers a magnificent view of the palace and city.