As the oldest museum institution in Croatia, the Archaeological Museum in Split takes care of the rich heritage of ancient communities on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. A visit to the museum and archaeological sites allows you to step into the world of the Roman province of Dalmatia and its capital – ancient Salona (today’s town of Solin). At that time, Dalmatia was ruled by an imperial governor, the seas were sailed by Greek sailors, and the interior was inhabited by the descendants of the Delmata, an extremely warlike Illyrian tribe.
While exploring the museum, you will dive among unique and unrepeatable monuments; ancient works of art that bear witness to the stratification of ancient society – jobs, unusual customs and secret beliefs of long-gone communities.
By visiting the ruins of ancient Salona, you will find yourself among the remains of city walls and houses; cult places, city baths and streets leading to the main square (forum), the theater and the huge amphitheater where the crowd celebrated the winners of the bloody gladiatorial games.