Split, Croatia: Modern City on Ancient Roots – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

More info about travel to Split: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/croatia/split Split’s residents are literally living in a Roman palace. In the fourth century AD the Roman Emperor Diocletian retired and built a vast residence to live out his golden years here in his native Dalmatia. Later when Rome fell, Diocletian’s palace was abandoned. Eventually, a medieval town sprouted from its abandoned classical shell and his mausoleum became a cathedral. To this day, the maze of narrow alleys — once literally Diocletian’s hallways — make up the core of Split. Nearby, the seaside promenade is perfect for a stroll. #ricksteveseurope #ricksteves #croatia

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