Peristil is a square in front of St. Duje in Split. It is located at the intersection of two main streets of Diocletian’s Palace. Peristil consist of two parts, the upper from which Diocletian spoke to his servants, and lower which leads to the cellars. One of the main functions of the Peristil was the separation of the northern part, intended for the servants, of the southern part, intended for Diocletian. Today, the Peristil, thanks to its acoustics, is used as a natural scene for many musical and dramatic spectacles.
St. Duje was bishop in ancient Salona. He was executed during the reign of Diocletian. He is protector of Split and Split Archdiocese. His feast day is most important day in Split tradition and it is celebrated on may 7. The bones of St. Duje are based on Peristil, in the oldest cathedral in the world.
Grgur Ninski was Croatian bishop who was of great importance for Croatian language and culture. He also made Christianity stronger in Croatian kingdom. The statue of Grgur Ninski, made by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, is situated north of the Palace, near the Golden Gate. Locals say that rubbing the statue’s toe brings good luck, so come to Split and get lucky.
Diocletian built this palace to spent his retirement in it. The palace was designed as luxury villa – a mansion. The southern part of palace was for the emperor, and the northern part was for the imperial guard. Over the centuries, inhabitants of Split, adapted palace to their needs. Today, the palace is known as the one of the best preserved Roman monuments in the world.
Riva is 1700 years old. Its initial task was to protect the city and the palace from waves and winds. Over the years, Riva became one of the most interesting and the most important points of Split and even of Mediterranean. Today, Riva is favorite spot for locals and tourists strolling, sipping drinks or just enjoying the Sun.
Marjan is hill in Split peninsula with height of 178 meters. Marjan is home to various types of animals and for many natural institutes. Walking or running on groomed trails is a favorite activity of Split population, but also favorite activity of visitors. Once you get to Vidilica, or highest peak of Marjan – Telegrin, you will enjoy the view of the beautiful blue sea and unique Adriatic islands.