Interesting facts about the city of Split you probably didn’t know

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Split is a city of rich cultural and historical heritage, the city of art and lavish architecture, sports and singing, and for those who are visiting for the first time, it certainly presents a unique experience. In addition, there are some interesting things you didn’t know about this beautiful city.

Unexpected and unknown

1. There are 12 Egyptian sphinxes found so far in the city, which were brought there by the emperor Diocletian, who was a great admirer of art, and Egyptian culture in general.

2. The Red Peristil is one of the most famous parts of the town, and opinions on how it was created are still divided. Some believe that it was an artistic movement, and others see it as a protest against communism. Those responsible for this creation were brought to court, two of them committed suicide, and the real reason behind this act was never resolved.

Famous athletes and artists

3. The city of Split was an inspiration and shelter for many renowned artists such as Marko Marulić, also known as “the father of Croatian literature”. The works of this 15th century writer were so popular that some of them were also published in Japan.

4. Split proudly hold the title of the city with the most Olympic medals per capita, and is the home of many well-known athletes and sportsmen such as Tonči Kukoč, Dino Rađa, Ivano Balić, Blanka Vlašić, Goran Ivanišević, Mario Ančić, Nikola Pilić, Aljoša Asanović, Đurđica Bjedov, and many others.

The reasons why you should visit this amazing city are quite numerous. Those are only some of the details that additionally complement the city’s collection of uniqueness. And the best way to get to know the city and its peculiarities is on a walking tour.


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