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Obviously, the most important sight is Diocletian's palace. Do not miss the Peristyle which is the main open space in the palace and is surrounded by a colonnade of six columns to the eastern and western sides and an arch, decorated with garlands, in the centre. On the eastern side of the Peristyle is a cathedral (of St. Domino, the protector of the town). On the western side is the 'People's Square' (Narodni trg) with the old town hall which was built in the 15th century. There is an Ethnographic museum on the square (worth visiting) and nearby is a city museum. Don't miss a remarkable statue of Gregory of Nin (Grgur Ninski), a Croatian religious leader from the 10th century, by the most famous Croatian sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic.
There are also some fascinating museums like the Maritime Museum; the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments; the City Museum of Split; Treasury of Split Cathedral; the Collection of the Francisan Monastery in Poljud; the Museum of Croatia; and the Mestrovic Gallery, which is housed in his summer residence, finished in 1939 and designed by Mestrovic himself.
One of the symbols of Split is the mount Marjan, a favourite promenade with a wooded park. There is a ZOO and valuable cultural and historical monuments. There is a romantic staircase leading to Marjan, to popular viewing post with a splendid view of Split, its seafront and the port.

Phone: 021345602
Website: http://www.st.carnet.hr/split/diokl.html

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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