Split is truly an open museum city, since the remains of Roman empire are well preserved and giving you the opportunity to enjoy the spectrum from some other times.
The most famous is Diocletian's palace wich is under UNESCO's protection and represents an ancient palace built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD.
The centerpiece of the palace is the small central square known as the Peristil. With columns of Egyptian marble and guarded by fierce statues, this was an impressive spot in Roman days. Peristil forms the center of the city of Split. For art lovers it is good to know that in Split is situated Ivan Mestrovic's gallery, one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century. You can find Mestrovic’s impressive statues on city squares and museums throughout Croatia.