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Cindro Palace

The most beautiful building of the profane baroque architecture in Split is without a doubt Cindro Palace. Situated on the western part of the antique street Decumanus, this palace, with its vast atrium on the ground floor and grouped balcony openings, is a typical example of patrician Venetian palaces.

Fruit Square

On the south of the Public Square, down the street, the Radić brothers’ Square or the “Fruit Square” is situated. Its northern part is closed by the Milesi Palace built in the 18th century. In front of it there’s a bronze sculpture of Marko Marulić (1450-1524), the first great Croatian poet known all over the world.

Classicist Palace

Next to the Eastern (Silver) Gate the Classicist Palace is situated, home of the classical language school in the 19th century. The classicist style is visible in composition and inner atrium.

Grgur Ninski
The mentioned sculptor Ivan Meštrović also made the bronze sculpture of Grgur Ninski placed in 1929 on Peristil from where it was moved during the 2nd World War. Grgur was a bishop in the 10th century who became famous on synods where he promoted the right to have the liturgical celebrations in national languages since, at that time; Latin was the language of the church.
Public Square

On the Public Square (Narodni trg) (once called St Lawrence’s Square, Arms’ Square, Gentlemen’s Square,…..) on the west of the palace, only the City Lodge, now housing the Ethnographic Museum, has been preserved from the communal buildings which were built in the 15th century in floral gothic style. This complex once included the Duke’s Palace, the City Hall, the old theatre and the town’s prison, but in 1821 these buildings were pulled down.

Papalic Palace

Large complex of Papalić Palace today is the City Museum. It's one of the most beautiful late gothic buildings which was designed by Jurij Dalmatinac. The windows overlooking the yard with a ground floor lodge have characteristics of renaissance style, and the outer staircase leads to the vast hall with preserved wooden ceiling construction.

Family Kerapic Palace
Family Kerepić’s Palace, built in the 16th century in mature renaissance style, has “leaned” on the City Lodge.
Ciprian de Ciprianis’ Palace

On the opposite side, one of the most interesting Romanic buildings in Split – Ciprian de Ciprianis’ Palace is situated. He was the Duke of Korčula and the descendant of an influential Split’s aristocratic family who built his palace in 1394 as it is imprinted on the ground relief representing the owner next to the statue of St Anthony.