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.
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.
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.
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.
Marjan is a forest-park that stands tall to the west of the city-center of Split. Marjan is about 10-to-20 minute walk from the center. Known as the "lungs" of Split, the lush, green hill attracts rock climbers and nature lovers. A truly majestic view of the city and Adriatic awaits you at the top, where you can enjoy the view over a cappuccino from Caffe Bar Vidilica. Between the 10th and 15th Centuries, Renaissance hermitages were made in the caves and small stone churches were erected. In addition, Marjan is home to a 15th-century Jewish cemetery.
Grgur Ninskog (Gregory of Nin) is known as the father of the Croatian language. He was a Bishop who opposed the Pope during the 10th Century when Latin was the primary language. Grgur championed the old Slavic languages. This statue was erected in 1929 by by Ivan Mestrovic, another Croatian hero, known for his sculptures. The statue originally stood in the center of the Peristil until 1954. Over the years, locals came to believe that touching Grgur s toe would bring good fortune and has since been a cultural souvenir that visitors can experience.