The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace, Split
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Considered to be the very heart of a Roman emperor's palace, The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace represents a central, open-air square that leads to the imperial apartments and Diocletian's quarters. The peristyle features Egyptian columns made of different types of stone and ancient houses in Gothic and Renaissance style. Note the well-preserved arches and marble details throughout the square. Using our world travel planner, Split attractions like The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a small square in the center of the Palace. On the East side facing the Cathedral, on the South side has four pillars of building, but seems to be front of the residence of the emperor. Statue of the Sphinx was placed.
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  • 古城中斷垣殘壁的古蹟哩,這個算是規模大的,而且觀光客會停留一段時間的建築,建築比較霸氣,也有一些雄偉的雕像可以看,算是古蹟群裡數一數二的景點了。 
  • Site which gathers more tourists in the Palace. The architecture is very preserved. The night a hotel serving drinks on the steps good music and local packs to all.
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  • good to hang around, amazing to notice that people actually live inside Diocletian Palace, a huge and well preserved area. 2 times there, in ten years, lot of pubs/restaurants/activities all around the port area ! possibility to visit all day long, 24/7. strongly suggested
  • You can take a visit to the palace and see the lower level that still remains intact (the structure that is), you can visit the cellars and see where the servants used to sleep. From the outside you can appreciate the beauty of the palace in what many people believe is the original entrance but in reality is just a patio entrance to the palace. The palace used to take up most of Split's downtown area, so it is normal to find random sculpture remains as you walk about town. Totally reccommended! If you choose to visit the palace you will have to pay 20 Kuna if you're a student or 40 Kuna if you're not, so keep that in mind!
  • Great history and its kept in great condition. Good visit during the day or night (live music at night). Maybe she you pay to go up the tower
  • Amazing place filled with artisan shops, market and museums. Went into the Cathedral, crypt, bell tower and Jupiter's Temple/baptistry for a very reasonable price though the bell tower trip is not for the faint hearted (it would not pass any British health and safety guidelines!). The highlight for me was hearing a Dalmatian accapela group sing in one of the roofless round towers.
  • The main site to see when you are in Split. You can just feel the energy of this old and beautiful palace. It's a number one must to see when you come here. Only downside is that because of it's popularity it is almost always swarming with tourists during summer season.