This Roman Emperor - of Dalmatian origin - is made build an immense palate on its native coast, of 294 with 305. It passes its retirement there (see Tétrarchie). This palate, in addition to the residential buildings, includes/understands thermal baths, Bibliothèque, temple dedicated to Jupiter, barracks sheltering a guard, and is encircled ramparts. The whole occupies a surface of 215 m out of 180, that is to say 39 000 m ² (approximately 8 football stadiums). The sea front is still consisted of the enclosure of the palate. On this sea front, still the opens carries maritime , which in Antiquity, made it possible the ships to directly accost.
With the the Middle Ages, the palate changes downtown when the inhabitants of the Roman city close to Salona (capital of the Roman Province of Dalmatie) take refuge there (in 615). They establish high houses in or against the ramparts, or while being pressed on the ancient monuments. The mausoleum of Dioclétien is transformed into Cathédrale dedicated to Saint-Domnius or Duje, owner protective of the city, in 650, the Jupiter temple in Baptistère.
Of 1805 has 1813 Split was, like all Dalmatie, controlled by the France and Napoleon. The memories of this French governorship of Split today are the 1st modern street of the city which is always called Marmontova (in memory of the general Marmont), and the top of Marjan in the name of Telegrin (at the time French optical telegraph was located here).
The city is registered with the world heritage of humanity for its palate of Dioclétien, but also its cathedral.
In addition, the city shelters the museum Mestrovic, Sculpteur Croatian pupil of Rodin.
Famous characters of Split
- Stjepan Andrijašević (1967 -), footballer
- Aljoša Asanović (1965 -), footballer
- Slaven Bilić (1968 -), footballer
- Maja Blagdan, singer of varieties
- Meri Cetinić, song writer and performer
- Danijela, singer of varieties
- Oliver Dragojević, singer of varieties
- Dory Dragović, singer of varieties
- Boris Dvornik, actor
- Tomislav Erceg (1971 -), footballer
- Jakov Gotovac, type-setter
- Petar Grašo, singer of varieties
- Josip Hatze, type-setter
- Tonči Hulijić, type-setter of varieties
- Goran Ivanišević, tennis player
- Goran Karan, singer of varieties
- Zorica Kondža, singer of varieties
- Zdravka Krstulović, actress
- Ivan Leko (1978 -), footballer
- Ivica Mornar (1974 -), footballer
- Feather-grass Pletikosa (1979 -), footballer
- Hari Rončević, song writer and performer
- Vedran Runje (1976 -), footballer
- Zdenko Runjić, type-setter of varieties
- Miljenko Smoje, journalist
- Tedi Spalato, song writer and performer
- Ivo Tijardović, type-setter
- Emanuel Vidović, painter
- Severina Vučković, singer of varieties
- Zoran Vulić (1961 -), footballer
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