Sibenik, Krka, Trogir, Makarska and Hvar are less than one hour distant, and the town of Split itself has plenty of reasons to attract visitors, but I must confess that we had only a couple of hours to it.
The "missed" Town
Cathedral and Mausoleum
See what we missed?
Coming from the 7th century, this seems to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure.
This strange complex of Diocletian Emperor mausoleum and the old cathedral has only been seen from distance, passing in a hurry!
We should have taken two weeks instead of one. I will to go back, one day.
Very well preserved the subterranean helps to have an approximated idea of the palace's concept.
It evidences the huge size of the original buildings, and shows the techniques of construction, though it's hard to understand the use of most of the rooms.
A reasonably large craft commerce is installed in its entrance.
The upper side of the palace is... a fabulous mess.
A whole town has grown inside it, with some original remains, as the peristyle and Jupiter's temple, side by side with posterior constructions, some classified, as the cathedral built upon Diocletian's mausoleum.
To complete the scene, the town lives there, in bars, shops and crowds wandering all around.