Top Historical Places in Split

Are you looking to explore the history of Split through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Split including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Split. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Split ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Split, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Split for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Split with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Diocletian's Palace

    4.6 (2649 Votes)
    Diocletian's Palace

    Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Palace, Cafe

    Built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D, the Diocletian Palace was built during the Roman era as the retirement house for the Roman emperor Diocletian. Although in ruins today, this complex does make up for the most part of the old town of Split that includes twelfth- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces ...Read more
  2. Cathedral And Bell Tower Of St. Domnius

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    The Cathedral of St. Domnius is one of the most imposing structures of Split. Meant to be the Diocletian’s mausoleum, this cathedral is built upon 24 columns all of which have been preserved well till date. The circular crown in the dome that separates the two rows of pillars features detailed carvings of cupids, masks and human heads.  The bell tower is its main attractions after cl...Read more
  3. Temple Of Jupiter

    4 (2180 Votes)
    Temple Of Jupiter

    Temple, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Built in 3rd Century, the temple of Jupiter is not just one of the oldest structures in Split but in the whole of Europe as well. It is a small rectangular temple whose vaulted ceiling features embedded stone blocks with varied motifs. There is an ornate frieze that covers the boarding and ceiling. As you enter inside the temple, you will come across elaborate mouldings on the doorway. Located ...Read more
  4. Piazza - People's Square

    Cafe, Entertainment, Square, Heritage Building

    The Piazza square is one of the most popular piazzas in the city. What makes this square quite an attraction in itself is that it is bordered by stunning buildings that lend it an old world charm. There is a Renaissance clock on the ruins of a Roman tower, the first town hall and Renaissance palace of aristocratic family Karepic with the exceptional coat of arm on its facade. This spot is an id...Read more
  5. Grgur Ninski Statue


    The Grgur Ninski Statue is an important landmark and a tourist attraction in the city of Split. There is a legend associated with this statue that if you rub one of the statue’s toes, it will bring good luck. Located on the outside the northern, Golden Gate of Diocletian's Palace, this statue certainly calls for a stop. Grugur Ninski was a Croatian bishop from medieval times who gained po...Read more
  6. Klis Fortress

    4.5 (816 Votes)
    Klis Fortress

    Historical Site, Fort

    Dating back to the 7th Century, the Klis Fortress is the emblem of the shifting reigns in Split.  From being the seat of many Croatian rulers, to becoming the mediator between the Balkans and the Mediterranean to the rule of Ottomans, Venetians and Austrians, this fortress has been through troubled times. Located 13 kilometers northeast of the town Split in Croatia, this fortress has ...Read more
  7. Croatian Maritime Museum

    4.5 (1031 Votes)
    Croatian Maritime Museum

    Museum, Historical Site, Heritage Building

    Housed inside the 17th century Gripe Fortress, the Croatian museum exhibits the artefacts and documents that pertain to the maritime history of the Adriatic coast. Some of the collections here include: The vessel ‘Bakar’, ‘Perina’, a traditional Dalmatian fishing boat, and also one of the oldest surviving vessels on the east Adriatic coast. You can also walk across the ...Read more
  8. Fruit's Square

    Castle, Palace, Statue, Square

    Locally known as Trg brace Radic, this square was once a centre of business as women from the surrounding areas used to come here to sell their fruits. Although you will be hardly able to located fruits over here today, this square still holds its old charm and buzzes with several shops and points of interest such as the Venetian castello and tower, both of which were constructed in 1435. On th...Read more
  9. City Clock

    Landmark, Monument, Square, Tower

    The City Clock of Split is an easily visible monument that has been gracing the city ever since 15th century. What makes this clock unique and an important attraction is that it runs on 24 digits rather than the usual 12 hours. Housed in the People’s Square, this clock is an important landmark of the city. There is a Gothic bell tower that strikes the hours in this monument. Do have a loo...Read more
  10. Nakic Palace

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Nakic Palace is a popular photography place in Split. Designed in 1902 by Spiro Nakic in art nouveau style, this palace displays beautiful architecture worth a stop. Although this attraction can’t be visited from inside, still it does holds its worth to have a look from outside. There is a book store on its ground floor that is of much interest with locals and visitors alike. A visit over...Read more