Among the remains of the Solin buildings, of particular interest is the complex known as Gradina (Hill-Fort), next to the very river and the Roman town’s eastern walls. A church of an unusual ground plan, built over the Roman époque remains, is today situated within a medieval fortress. This was built, according to some authors, by the Split archbishop Ugolino de Mala Branca (1349-1388) to protect the people of Split from the people of Klis. Today, it is in a fortress built during the Venetian-Turkish wars, in the 16th century.

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Merri Teklic (2 years ago)
Kries concert , definite go! Something to remember. Unbelievable energy, fantastic setting, a must see !
Nikola Barišić (2 years ago)
Very nice atmosphere for concerts
szymon ostrowski (2 years ago)
Great place. Not very spectacular, but funny for sure. Check this spot and guess why it's so funny.
Andrea Ticic (2 years ago)
Antient church ruins. Great place for concerts. It has acoustic surrounding. Lots of musical events are free of charge during Solin summer nights. Others are aprox. 100kn per person for the ticket. You can buy it in the tourist office, some of them on eventim.hr Across the street you have supermarket and bakery.
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