Besides the city sights, the surroundings of the Dalmatian town of Omiš are full of natural beauties, historical monuments and popular tourist destinations.
Hotel Nestos is a great base for trips to popular tourist destinations such as Split. What can one see and do in one day in one of the most beautiful Croatian cities?
Diocletian’s Palace – a spectacular Roman downtown complex
Diocletian’s Palace is an ancient palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split, which is hard to miss while walking through Split. In fact, it is not a classic palace, that is, only one building, but the whole complex in the historical center. It is more than 1700 years old and is one of the best preserved Roman monuments in the world. It was listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in Europe back in 1979.
When he built it, probably not even Diocletian himself could have dreamed that 17 centuries later his mansion would be so full of life.
The Cathedral of Saint Domnius in the Peristyle Square
This Cathedral is known for many things, but what makes it really special is the fact that it is one of the oldest cathedrals and that it houses the mausoleum of the Roman emperor. Inside the walls of Diocletian’s Palace is the Split’s cathedral, which was originally built as Diocletian’s Mausoleum. It is almost as old as the palace, and its treasury is rich in art and antiquities that any history buff will enjoy.
The Cathedral of Saint Domnius is also recognizable for its tall and beautiful bell tower, which is a combination of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, whose construction began in the 13th century according to tradition. The 57-meter high bell tower offers a beautiful view of the city. The cathedral is located in the Peristyle Square which is a real attraction itself. It is surrounded by old buildings and the square is also popular as a theater scene.