CROATIA , Dalmatia Coast , Split , Croatia , Adriatic Coast , Romanesque Clockto ...
Stockphoto ID: 1685715
File name: SPLIT_138.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: United Kingdom
Description: CROATIA , Dalmatia coast , Split , croatia , Adriatic coast , Romanesque clocktower with its medieval sundial , the belfry tower , bell tower , Church of Our Lady of the Bell Tower Gospa od Zvonika , city Clock and the , Church of Our Lady of the Bell Tower , or , Gospa od Zvonika tower , Narodni trg pjaca , or , People Square , churches , Monasteries , church , cathedral , christian , religion , , architecture , Split is the second largest city in Croatia , Emerging from a Greek settlement founded between the 3rd and 4th centuries , the height of Splits history came in 295 AD when Roman emperor Diocletian ordered a residence to be built there for his retirement . It took ten years to build this magnificent palace and Diocletian lived there until his death in 313 AD . In the 7th c , when the Roman colony of Salona was abandoned , many of its inhabitants sought sanctuary behind the palaces high walls and their descendants lived there until the present day . it was conquered by the Venetians in 1420 . After the fall of Venetian rule in 1797 , Split was ruled by the Austrians , and briefly by the French , before becoming part of the Yugoslavia that was formed in 1918 . In 1941 , the city was occupied by the Italians and a very strong resistance movement soon evolved and the city was first liberated in 1943 , after the capitulation of Italy , and then finally in October of 1944 when the first peoples government of Croatia was formed . , former , Yugoslavia Europe , East Europe , Balkan , Eastern European , photographs , photography , photos , pics , pictures , pix , CODE No , : SPLIT 138 , Photography :
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