Split is the cultural and political center of Dalmatia. Many of Split's historical and cultural buildings can be found within the walls of Diocletian's Palace.
In addition, it boasts several museums (including the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Croatian National Monuments, and the Split City Museum), several galleries, theatres (Croatian National Theatre, City Youth Theatre, and the City Puppet Theatre), and cinemas. Split is also a university seat and host to numerous scientific institutions. Split is a relatively easy city to get around for sightseeing, especially as many of the top sights (as listed below) are within easy walking distance of each other, mostly in or nearby the Diocletian’s Palace area.