Split is the largest city, as well as the most important cultural and economic center of Dalmatia. Split is surrounded by the hill Mosor on the north, the hill Kozjak on the northwest, and the hill Perun on the east. The old city core is found under the hill Marjan. The islands in the area of Split are Brac, Hvar, Solta, and Ciovo.
1. Hotel Slavija Split - Hotel Slavija Split is located inside Diocletian´s Palace, which is 1700 years old and is protected by UNESCO. The hotel is included in the register of the world´s cultural heritage. The hotel was first opened in 1900, which makes it the oldest hotel in Split. The building itself is from the 17th century. Hotel Slaven is situated in the middle of the Palace, in the part which used to belong to the emperor´s personal chambers. The most preserved Roman spa center on the Mediterranean, can be found in the basement of the hotel.
2. Ethnographic museum Split - Ethnographic Museum Split is located inside the Palace of Diocletian, in areas which the emperor himself had used as his private quarters. An integral part of this impressive Museum´s building is also the church of St. Andrew de Fensetris, built by Sever the Great who adapted one of the six bedrooms (cubiculuma) located in the western part of the imperial apartment of Diolecletian.
3. Mestrovic gallery Split - Mestrovic Gallery is located in Split, and is consisted of the complex of the residence of the famous artist Ivan Mestrovic. It was built from year 1931. - till 1939; and it it located on the southern part of Marjan Hill, right above the sea level; over the scalinade of stairs projected by Mestrovic himself for entering its bay called Jezinec.
In the center of Split there is the famous sandy beach Bačvice, where people often play the local sport called "Picigin". Another sandy beach near the center of Split is Firula, great for families and small children. In Split you can find accommodation in hotel Slavija.
There are numerous events and manifestations in Split, especially during the summer. Some of the most important are Split Summer Festival, St Duje festival and Marulić days – the festival of Croatian drama and theater.
Some of the most famous cultural and historical monuments are Diocletian´s Palace built by the roman emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century. Palace of Diocletian is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other interesting sites include the cathedral of Split, the bell tower of St. Duje, the city´s square, Prokurative, Mestrovic gallery, the museum of Croatian archaeological monuments and monument to Grgur Of Nin.