What to see near the port of Split
Most of the monuments and sights of the city of Split are concentrated in its historic center. The latter, as referred to in the previous paragraph, is located behind the port area.
The heart of the old part of Split is certainly represented by the famous Diocletian's Palace. Built by the Roman emperor between 293 and 305, the majestic architectural complex in 1979 was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Not far from the palace is the Golden Gate: it is the main monumental gate of the walls that once surrounded Split.
The most important place of worship in the capital of the Split-Dalmatian region also deserves a mention: we are referring to the cathedral of San Doimo, which was originally the mausoleum of Diocletian. Converted into a church in the 8th century, it belongs to the archdiocese of Split-Makarska. Moving west, we finally find another significant place in the city: Piazza della Repubblica.