The first inhabitant of Split was the Roman emperor Diocletian who started to build his palace in this friendly bay around 293 AD.
After his abdication he withdrew to this luxurious palace of about 30 thousand square meters.
Such past left its traces combined in the town everyday life. The city, however, went on remaining the centre of this part of the coast till our day. This mixture of historic layers brought some clumsiness and some things done too fast but today all that makes a part of its originality.
The big city today lives by the silent beats of history, lively spirit of the young and its particular Mediterranean charm.