The second largest town in the Republic of Croatia and the largest Croatian town on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea is situated between the river Žrnovnica in the east and Jadran in the west. The town that offers shade of Marian woods on the western part of the peninsula, 15km of promenade along the sea and a Dalmatian song on the stone streets of the old town, located in one of the sunniest parts of the Mediterranean, is also known for its climate benefits, measurable through 2700 sunny hours a year. The city center is made up of the ancient Diocletian’s palace from the 4th century (under UNESCO protection since 1979), which is a unique example in the world. The holy patron of Split is Saint Dujam (Saint Duje), Bishop of Salona, a martyr from 304, and patrons are Holy Anastasia (Staš) and Blessed Rajneria (Arnir). The patron saint is especially honored by Our Lady of Pojasana.
Split is an important Croatian, Mediterranean cultural center, today the size of the university center in Croatia, and afterwards, Zagreb has the largest number of diplomatic, consular or representative international organizations in Croatia.
Split, a town on the sea and one of the most important tourist destinations in Croatia. owns a strong shipbuilding industry and developed construction business, as well as the manufacturing industry. Split is also the center of information technology and the headquarters of one of the largest trading chains in Croatia.
The Spaniards are fond of telling their city that it is “the most sporty city in the world”. With regard to the number of inhabitants, Split is ranked among the cities with the most successful athletes who won the Olympic, World and European medals in swimming, water polo, rowing, sailing, soccer, basketball, handball, athletics, martial arts …
Split is also the city for which the chronicler will easily be able to write down how he lives with his slow pace, to which you will quickly get involved. The feeling that here is every day the holidays, squares, restaurants and cafes crowded with people and the unavoidable “shore”, which summer enjoys a mildly refreshing maestral, and in winter, as a winter coat, the Mediterranean sun and the palace protect against the cold and all this can be expressed with a simple statement – you feel at home.