The Diocletian’s Palace is the first association of Split, a city of Mediterranean charm and warmth. Enlisted as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, this beautiful vast edifice is one of the best preserved ancient buildings in Croatia. Around 30 thousand square meters large, the residence of Emperor Diocletian in which he spent the last years of his life, was built from 295 until 305. The Palace served as a refuge for people fleeing from the Avars and Slavs throughout turbulent centuries that followed. Today, the city’s core consists of the Peristil, the heart of the palace, and the Cathedral of St Domnius. Its surrounding squares and cellars are also the site of cultural and artistic life of Split.
A rich monumental value and a significant historical centre can also be found in the town of Trogir. The incredible stone-carving and sculptural art as well as its beauty and conservation efforts have brought Trogir’s old town core to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The Cathedral with the portal is the work of master Radovan, the most important sculptor in medieval Europe. His works across Europe have spread the word about the long tradition of stone processing in this region.