World Monuments Fund Presents

From Ancient Rome to Today: The Jews of Split

Rising on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, the city of Split—Croatia’s second largest city—is home to the ancient Diocletian’s Palace, sections of which have survived more than 1,600 years. Nestled in the city’s historic center, a small but vibrant Jewish community is the steward of the oldest continuously functioning Sephardic synagogue in Europe. After restoring the synagogue’s façade in 2014, World Monuments Fund set out to develop an interpretation component to help visitors understand the environment and the context in which the synagogue was created.

Click to discover the history of the Jewish community of Split, based on Jews in Split, an exhibition created by our local partners with support of World Monuments Fund’s Jewish Heritage Program, the David Berg Foundation, Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, and the Cahnman Foundation.