Explore any of the University of Split's departments and you will find the brightest minds at work. Since the university was founded in 1974, it has grown to include an Academy of Art, School of Economics, law, as well as an array of science and technology campuses. Located right outside of Diocletian's Palace, the university is situated in the heart of Split.
The Gallery of Fine Arts was established in 1928 and opened to the public in 1931 to display and respond to Dalmatia's growing national and cultural pride. The statue of Gregory of Nin is nearby and the gallery cafe- terrace gives visitors a view of Diocletian's Palace. The gallery is home to 13th and 14th-century paintings, work by artists like Paolo Veneziano, Egon Schiele, photography, and contemporary art.
At the base of Marjan hill lies the Ivan Meštrović Gallery, which opened to the public in 1952. Due to recent renovations, visitors can enjoy the park grounds as well as the sculptural delights that are held in the two-story gallery. In addition to impressive sculptures, like the Pieta, reliefs, paintings, and drawings fill the gallery rooms. The gallery also holds special workshops, tours, and other educational activities.
The Podrumi is often called the "basement halls" and it is here where you will find the remains of Diocletian's residential complex. Guided tours are available so that one may learn more about the construction of the halls as well as recent archaeological findings. Ancient stone carvings and other curiosities await you underground. In addition, the Croatian Association of Visual Art, HULU, also uses the halls as an exhibition space. As if that weren't enough, the basement halls are also home to various vendors selling jewelry, clothing, and other local trinkets.
This club is mostly popular with university students and the younger generation of Split. Here you can rock out all night as live bands perform weekly. In addition, this disco-arts club is open to performing arts and wishes to inspire and liberate the community's creativity.
This square is home to the statue of Marko Marulić, a literary figure of Croatia known as the "Father of the Croatian Renaissance." The statue was created by Ivan Meštrović, another popular Croatian artist. In addition, there are various shops in the square, including Znanstvena Knjižar, a Croatian bookstore, the 15th-century Venetian Kaštel, and Milesi Palace. This square is called the Fruit Square due to the fruit market that once surrounded the area.