For anyone with the least interest in history, a trip to Split would never be complete without visiting the Diocletian Palace. This 1,700-year-old palace of the emperor who divided the Roman Empire into two for better management overlooks the harbour and now has hotels and bars built into its massive walls.
The Cathedral of St Duje is the iconic symbol of Split, built to honour the first bishop here in the 13th century. Standing 57 metres tall, the main tower features on most postcards of Split and you get great views of the city and Dalmatian islands from the top - if you can make it up there.
Right in front of the cathedral you’ll find Peristyle Square, a hugely popular gathering place in the city. It’s surrounded by Classical columns and is at the heart of Split’s buzzing cultural life. The Split Summer Festival is held here because the acoustics are so good.
You should certainly visit Jupiter’s Temple in the Peristyle area. Dedicated to Cybele and Venus, it was built on a large, raised podium and tourists like to have their photos taken next to the Egyptian sphinx in the forecourt.