Split is the second largest city in Croatia and the largest Croatian city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. City centre is the Diocletian's Palace– the biggest and the best preserved late-antique palace in the world. Its uniqueness inscribed Split on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.
Split is also the second university centre in Croatia and an important Croatian and Mediterranean cultural centre. Split is an important transportation hub – easily reached by sea, road, rail and air. In the recent years, Split has become an important tourist centre, winning the title of the Champion of Croatian Tourism in 2012 and Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia Award as the best tourist place at the Croatian Adriatic. Along numerous galleries, cinemas, multimedia centre and three theatres, Split offers rich variety of cultural events, among which the most famous are Split Summer Festival, Marulić Days, the Book of the Mediterranean, three film festivals for film-lovers: Split Film Festival, Mediterranean Film Festival and Archaeology Film Festival.
Citizens of Split like to claim the title of the sportiest city in the world. Numerous Olympics, World and European medals won in swimming, water polo, rowing, sailing, football, basketball, handball, athletics and martial arts support the theory...
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