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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Diocletian's Palace Reviews
Un lugar monumental pero muy diferente. Resulta sorprendente disfrutar de un imponente escenario histórico mientras se pasea por las calles y plazas que constituían los antiguos pasillos y salones del... more »A monumental but very different place. It is surprising to enjoy an imposing historical scene while strolling through the streets and squares that constituted the ancient halls and halls of Diocletian's palace. All a visual pleasure both day and night.
These are truly worth a visit The workmanship is amazing bearing in mind that the palace was constructed between 295 & 305 AD The best way to get to the Basement is via the Tunnel which starts along t... more »
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!
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