The first important inhabitant of the city was Diocletian who built the famed Diocletian's Palace. In addition to Diocletian's Palace, Split also has numerous historic monuments such as the iron gates that served as the main entrance to the city up until the 17th century. The Cathedral of St. Domnius, the Benedictine Monastery of St. Euphemia, the pre-Roman Church of St. Euphemia, St. Martin's Chapel, the late antiquity Church of St. Theodore and many other historical monuments make up the magnificent architecture of this historic Mediterranean city.
Split has many beautiful beaches, the best known being Bačvice (sandy beach), Žnjan (gravel beach), Kaštelet (gravel beach), Kašjuni (gravel beach), Bene (gravel beach), Trstenik (gravel beach), Firule in Ovčice (gravel beach).
Split has a rich cultural and party life which is especially true in the summer when Split and its squares, courtyards and other venues turn into a large open-air venue. Gastronomy enthusiasts will enjoy the numerous restaurants and konoba-style restaurants of the city.