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Cornaro hotel is proudly named after the central bastion which is located inside the historic old city’s pedestrian zone.
Besides the defensive fortification and the palace itself, the hotel is surrounded by all of the main tourist attractions, museums, churches…
The story of Split has been going on for 17 centuries, ever since the Roman emperor Diocletian decided to build a palace on that peninsula near the great Roman city of Salona, where he would spend the last years of his life in peace. In those 1700 years, the Palace steadily grew into a city which nowadays attracts visitors with its rich tradition, magnificent history, and beauty of natural and cultural heritage.
Prokurative (Square of the Republic) is a large plaza located west of the waterfront that resembles the Venetian St. Mark’s Square and which is surrounded on three sides by Neo-Renaissance buildings with arches after which the square was named.
Pjaca (Narodni trg; Square of the People) is the first inhabited part of Split outside Diocletian’s Palace, next to its western wall.
Cathedral of St. Dujam (St. Domnius)
Among European cathedrals, Split has the oldest building — the mausoleum of the Roman emperor Diocletian, inside of which ancient pagan remnants are mixed with medieval Christian and modern heritage.
Peristil (The Peristyle)
The Peristyle finds its place among many temples as the central square of the Palace, intended for the celebration of Emperor Diocletian as the living son of Jupiter. The Emperor would appear under the architrave of the central part of Protyron, and his subjects would approach him kneeling down and kissing the hem of his scarlet cloak, or even prostrating in front of him.
The Vestibule is the first part of the imperial corridor that led from the Peristyle to Diocletian’s residential part of the Palace. The old imperial lobby still appears monumental today. Southeast of the Vestibule is a medieval area, within which the oldest early Romanesque house from the tenth century is located.
The museum has tens of thousands of different archaeological objects, which are arranged in the following collections: Prehistoric, Greco-Hellenistic, Roman-Provincial, Late Antique, Medieval, Numismatic and Epigraphic.
Split City Museum
Split city museum and the promenade above the north wall of the Palace
Although it was created in 1915, museum opened to the public in 1992 for the first time with a complete permanent exhibition.
Emanuel Vidović Gallery
The Emanuel Vidović Gallery is dedicated to the character and work of the painter Emanuel Vidović, and is conceived as a place of collection, processing, research, protection and presentation of the painter’s material and spiritual heritage.
Ivan Meštrović Gallery
The Meštrović Gallery houses the artist’s masterpieces in marble, bronze, wood and plaster, which cover all periods of the artist’s rich work until 1946.
Croatian National Theater Split
Originally opened in 1893, HNK SPLIT has lived in the area of Dobri for more than a century. It is the most important theater institution in Dalmatia.
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