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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. Planning Split trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • The massive remains of the palace requires some serious exploring . There are many gates, buildings and a subterranean level to experience. Sprinkled in are restaurants, cafes and shops. A map is... 
    The massive remains of the palace requires some serious exploring . There are many gates, buildings and a subterranean level to experience. Sprinkled in are restaurants, cafes and shops. A map is...  more »
  • A breathtaking and magnificient place to visit ! The palace is more like a district today. It is very lively at night, the lights make the place really awesome and you can sometimes hear some music... 
    A breathtaking and magnificient place to visit ! The palace is more like a district today. It is very lively at night, the lights make the place really awesome and you can sometimes hear some music...  more »
  • Lovely and historical place at the same time. We just love the old and whitw streets, squares, gates and old houses. You can imagine what was like 2.000 years ago. 
    Lovely and historical place at the same time. We just love the old and whitw streets, squares, gates and old houses. You can imagine what was like 2.000 years ago.  more »
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  • It's an old fortress in old town of split. You can roam around the fortress. Mostly it's closed so you can see ruins from outside but still it's beautiful. Many GOT scenes are shot here this whole place has cafes and bar, ice cream shops and shopping outlets. it’s beautiful place
  • Really stunning ancient walls, well preserved and a calm place for walks in the evening. Lovely restaurants and shops around the area. Whilst it is one of Splits most popular tourist attractions there really isn't much to see compared to landmarks in bigger European cities
  • Amazing place, beautiful, kept in good condition. It's best to visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds of visitors. The atmosphere there is absolutely gorgeous and makes you want to come back there again. From the Palace, you can enter a maze of charming little lanes spreading out all over the old town. This place is a must see!
  • We were so stunned walking through this Roman palace in Split! It is actually the world's most complete remains of a Roman palace. On first sight you may not recognize it as a palace as it looks rather like a city wall. This is because in post Roman times the people of split built their city inside the palace. So you will need some imagination when visiting. Best is to start your way in the cellar, entering from the harbor side. Then walk your way up to the historic Peristyle. Also three of the original four gates are preserved. Our biggest highlight was the temple of Aesculapius. Five stars is not enough for this site and even our kids could not get enough of it!
  • Beautiful place and at the night time always have many people with nice restaurants. Almost impossible to get a table and often need to stay in long lines.. So old streets you feel like traveled in the past when walking around. We love every moment being there, would definitely come back.

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