In the summer of 2013 new Student dormitory, „Dr. Franjo Tudjman“ was opened with a capacity of 55 single rooms, 278 double rooms, 10 apartments, a restaurant, a cafe bar, a sports venue, a gym, outdoor sports courts, etc. Students dormitory „Dr. Franjo Tuđman“ is part of a Students Campus located at Cvite Fiskovica 3, just 2.9 km from the City center.
The other dormitory is Bruno Bušić, built-in 1978 for the needs of the Mediterranean Games and has been in constant use ever since. The building has five floors, 174 rooms, and a capacity for 465 students. You'll be amazed by the view of the forest, sea, and mountains from its balcony as well as just a 10min walk from it to the City center.
The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city of Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1,700 years, the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history, and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage.
Split is a great historical, administrative, economic, cultural, educational, tourist, and sports center of Croatia. It is the largest city in Dalmatia, the second largest city in Croatia, also the second largest port in the country, and the third port on the Mediterranean by the number of passengers. The city centre is the old Diocletian palace from the 4th century, from which the present-day city developed.
Local inhabitants sit in the same cafes, and restaurants, buy in the same stores as tourists, giving them the impression that, by arriving in Split, they became a part of the city and its rhythm. The vegetable market and the fish market represent the centre of each family’s life in Split, just as the entire social life of this city of 200 thousand reflects on the Riva (waterfront), where every guest should endeavor to have his coffee alongside noisy, temperamental folk of Split.
Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery. It is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city which offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from around one hundred countries of the world. Split's sports results are something only a handful of cities of similar size around the world can boast about as it is the home of a dozen Olympic medal winners as well as other sports medals.
Split has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by dry and very hot summers and cool, but moderate and humid winters. The average temperature in the warmest month of the year is 22°C and 4°C in the coldest.
Let’s walk around the city of Split:
3 899 000 (2021)
June 25, 1991
56,594 km² (land) and 31,067 km² (sea)
21 counties, 127 towns, and 429 municipalities
National currency: Kuna (HRK) (from 1.1. 2023. Euro)
CULTURE AND NATURE
8 national parks and 11 nature parks
3,000 protected cultural monuments
1,246 islands, small islands, and islets
5,835 km intended coastline
Situated in South East Europe, in a region lapped by the waves of the Mediterranean
Croatia has always been a country of exciting intertwinement of central European and Mediterranean cultural circles. Croatia borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the east, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the southeast. The country also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea.
According to UNESCO, Croatia is the country with the greatest number of protected cultural phenomena in Europe. This is thanks to its natural-geographical diversity, as well as its specific historical uniqueness. These natural assets greatly impact the development of tourism and social and cultural life. Therefore, today, Croatia represents one of the tourist superpowers of the Mediterranean which is evident by the continual increase in the number of tourists visiting the country. A warm sea, deeply drawn into the European continent, Mediterranean climate, modern motorways, and a favorable geo-transit position are only some of the reasons why many foreign tourists and world-renowned tourism magazine publishers consider Croatia the most desirable tourist destination.
Croatia is a country that loves and understands the sport
Croatia, with less than 4 million inhabitants, achieved its recognition in the world through major sporting accomplishments of top athletes – Davor Šuker (football), Dražen Petrović (basketball), Goran Ivanišević (tennis), Janica and Ivica Kostelić (skiing), Blanka Vlašić (athletics) and many others.
Croatia has hosted many major European and international sports events in the last 20 years. The sports events that Croatia hosts are always organized with great care, attention, and the highest levels of professionalism as this nation, small by number, is aware that only a great and brave heart can achieve important results.