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The principal attraction in Split is Diocletian's Palace. The residence and garrison was built for Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. Soem of the building material was later used to construct Split. The ruins were still under excavation. I recall walking through an underground chamber and seeing a full wall, floor to ceiling, of unexcavated mud ahead. The underground chambers had been trash pits in the Medieval and Renaissance eras, so archaeologists had a task ahead of them

Another important personage of Split was the Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrovic (1883-1962). He had worked in Split and emigrated to the United States in 1946. A musuem in Split was formed from a gift he made of his sculptures to Yugoslavia in 1952. As well as his work on view in the gallery, other sculptures by him could be seen around the city.

In the evening, we attended a performance of Verdi's opera Nabucco at the Split Festival. As the lights went down, a whole bunch of people outside the open-air venue jumped up and clung onto the surrounding fence to watch the performance. Clinging room instead of standing room.

The Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian ws anmed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

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Split harbor
Split harbor
Galerija Meštrović - Ivan Meštr…
Galerija Meštrović - Ivan Mešt…
Cyclops, by Ivan Meštrović (1933…
Cyclops, by Ivan Meštrović (193…
Statue of Gregory of Nin, by Ivan …
Statue of Gregory of Nin, by Ivan…
Diocletians Palace. Egyptian sphi…
Diocletian's Palace. Egyptian sph…
Diocletians Palace. Corinthian co…
Diocletian's Palace. Corinthian c…
Diocletians Palace.
Diocletian's Palace.
Diocletians Palace.
Diocletian's Palace.
Program for the Split Festival.
Program for the Split Festival.
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