Diocletian's Palace, Split

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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Split trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Unlike many architectural ruins, the palace walls still have homes and places of work within them. Fantastic place to visit.  more »
  • a must see if you are in Split. We did a guided tour which I suggest is the most interesting way to visit the Palace. You need to understand what you are looking at, otherwise it could just be an empt...  more »
  • Although a different type of walk through the past. Not a very compelling place to visit. The structure has some interesting points about early types of building. It also showed the grandiose ideas of...  more »
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  • Amazing historical place. You'll find easily great place to eat here. There are many restaurants, bars and cafes in every corner. If you want to avoid the crowd, try having an evening stroll and it will be really peaceful... the street are yours. It means better time for photography without many people in the background of your photos. 😊
  • It's a very beautiful place and a must see if you're in Split. I'd recommend to go early because then it's not as overcrowded as it is during noon/afternoon and you can enjoy it's beauty in quiet. The underground passages are quiet beautiful but also the overground parts which have many smaller paths are worth getting explored!
  • One can see how the palace has been designed and the fact it was built in AD 305 makes it more impressive. On the other hand, this is almost completely rebuilt and has not much to do with any ancient palace it once was. Only the main walls prevailed. It a season it can be completely crowded which makes it difficult to walk through narrow streets, not to say you won't enjoy it much. Rather a place on a list to see when passing by, than a destination for travel.
  • Well worth to spend some time to look at this part of Split. There are many cozy restaurants and shops of souvenirs and other locally produced merchandise. Also there is a market nearby with fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, olive oil and flowers. A good place to feel the atmosphere in the old part of Split. In the evening you most likely will be able to listen to live music in the middle off Diocletian's Palace.
  • Diocletian palace is, fortunately, avoid destiny of some other historical magnificent places like Venice in Italy or Dubrovnik in Croatia. People from Split still live in palace, it purpose is not only touristic product. That is one more reason to visit this place, spend vacation with in small talks with domestic people, buying fresh fish on near market and near the sea
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