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Diocletian's Palace, Split

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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In the heart of the city look for the ruins of Diocletian's Palace--a significant example of Roman architecture and a World Heritage Site. Between 295 and 305 CE, the Roman Emperor built the palace near his birthplace as his retirement home. Walk under the Silver Gate and enter the the Peristyle, the central open-air area. Opposite the gate is the medieval church of St. Dominic, formerly Diocletian's Mausoleum. Admire the excavated remains of the palace's basement. Look for the two granite sphinxes, which Diocletian brought from Egypt. One is still on the Peristyle, and the second sits headless in front of Jupiter's temple. Before you head to Split, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Split trip builder, to make sure you see all that Split has to offer, including Diocletian's Palace.
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  • Split and the Diocletian Palace is very pretty, like help in time. A place to enjoy day of night eating in its beautiful streets! Or simply taking something or walking.
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  • Very interesting place with several portions of this Palace you can visit. This open streets 24 hours and schedule habil museums
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  • I love how the walls and some of the architecture of the Diocletian's Palace have been incorporated into the fabric of this old city. Exploring the alleys, and visiting some of the shops and restauran...  read more »
  • Definitely worth a visit but if you go midday, prepare for it to be completely swarmed with tourists! We were there in May and even on a rainy day it was packed. We paid for entrance to the sub-floor which was cool but not worth the price, in my opinion. Much of it looked the same... Room after room with a similar look and structure. Maybe touring with a guide would have made it more interesting. It was nice to let our 2 year old run around when it was too rainy and crowded outside.
  • Cool Roman ruins that remain in great shape, with some random 4000 year old sphinx. Beware, things are more expensive around the palace. Definitely go up the tower for fantastic views of Split.
  • Amazing place. So much to see. Plan on spending a lot of time here. Take a walking tour so you can appreciate what you're seeing. Then just wander and enjoy your time there.
  • Must see in Split. Should check on day but also at night. You can see where is Game of Thrones was filmed.
  • An ancient wonder that is still full of life. These Roman ruins are still being used today and maintain the liveliness of a real city while having the historical weight of a museum. This is a place to really live history.
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