The history of Split is very extensive to fit in a few sentences. Although there were Greek settlements in the area of Split before, its first inhabitant and founder of Split should still be considered the famous Emperor Diocletian, who was on a peninsula near the big city of Salona in 293. after Christ and began to build a lavish imperial palace of about 30,000 square feet, into which he retired after ten years of construction when he left the Roman imperial throne.The turbulent centuries after that created a city conceived when the inhabitants of Salona fled towards the Palace before the onslaught of the Avars and Slavs. Many authorities then took turns in the city that grew outside the walls of the palace. Modern times and the 20th century "moved" Split "from the Kingdom of Yugoslavia", through the tragic but also heroic days of Italian and German occupation in the Second World War when Split was one of the centers of anti-fascist resistance, to socialist Yugoslavia, to the present day. life in a free and independent Croatia, a member of the European Union.Today, wandering the historic center of Split you can still clearly see the ancient Roman walls, squares and temples.Also, the great Old Town of Split is under UNESCO protection and is listed as a World Heritage Site. These 1,700 years of Split's history have kept alive millions who have enjoyed this magnificent living city as it was, as it is now and as it will always be.
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