Palazzo di Diocleziano, Split

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
In the heart of the city look for the ruins of Palazzo di Diocleziano--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 overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Lots of great restaurants and shops. We particularly like Superfoods, Articok, Ceri Beri, and Tendel. We highly recommend Apartment Korta...splurge for the terrace room!  more »
  • Amazing place with lots of history. A lot of movies were filmed here. Great for photos and videos. Will visit it again any time! Totally recommend  more »
  • Amazing to walk amongst these walls, built 1700 years ago, still lived within, still authentic, bustling (but less than usual I hear due to Covid), narrow alley streets and open plazas, businesses...  more »

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