History of the building can be traced back to the end of the 16th and early 17th century, when above the western Diocletian baths, built in the 4th century, the complex of Renaissance – Baroque palace was built.
In the early 20th century the Renaissance – Baroque Palace was adapted to Hotel Slavija and it was the first Hotel in Split and was home to lot of famous poets, artists, athletes …
Renaissance stairs lead inside Hotel Slavija, this stairs are the last monument of this kind within the walls of the Palace.
Hotel Slavija is protected by Republic of Croatia as a national cultural heritage. Due to its location within the Diocletian’s palace, Hotel Slavija is also protected by the UNESCO as an international monument of culture. (UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
The name, Slavija, means the land or nation of Slavs.
You can see how Hotel Slavija looked in the 20th century on the postcards that we have find all over the world. Once you arrive to the Hotel You will see that the exterior hasn’t changed at all. The reason is simple, as National Heritage building we are not allowed to do any changes to the building.