Diocletian's PalaceCurrently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
- Address: Diocletian’s Palace, Split, Croatia
- Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +385-21348600
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Palace, Cafe, Restaurant, Family And Kids
Built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D, the Diocletian Palace was built during the Roman era as the retirement house for the Roman emperor Diocletian. Although in ruins today, this complex does make up for the most part of the old town of Split that includes twelfth- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style. You can enter this complex for free and walk through its antiquity. However, for certain in-house attractions such as the basement, you will have to pay a price to visit. What makes this ruined but imposing structure even more beautiful is that it overlooks the harbour.
- The ancient fortress has become the old town of Split, with numerous shops, cafes, restaurants and also apartments, located in the old buildings on narrow streets of the palace/fortress.
- Walking tours available. Please contact local tour guides for ticket prices.
- Timings may vary. Hence, check with the locals for exact timings.
- By Train: Nearest Train station: Zeljeznickikolodvor Split train station
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95% of people who visit Split include Diocletian's Palace in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
50.9% of people start their Diocletian's Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Diocletian's Palace
57.58% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Diocletian's Palace
If you visited Dubrovnik you know what old stone walls are, so you can imagine Diocletian palace being 500 years older, built more then 1700 years ago. Recently the stones in "Peristil", the heart of palace have been cleaned , so they are white again , which is a pity in a way since thousand years old black stone may left a better impression on visitor, to imagine how old this is. The combination of such old and preserved Roman settlement with seaside promenade just outside of palace is really unique
Good location with a nice view of the city. Breakfast was very good with a lot to choose from. The top floor offered a nice relaxing area with possibility to sunbathe and take a swim in the pool or to use the jacuzzi. The room was large and the beds comfortable. The walk to the center/marina took no more than 20min. Split offers very good small bay beaches to swim and enjoy the sun not far from the hotel. All in all very pleased.
Very old and historic. Dating back to 3BC and before. Well worth a tour with Philip the local tourist guide. Very informative on the history of the place
Absolutely stunning architecture that's gives a peak into an ancient world. So much fun to explore. Recommend seeing with a tour guide such as urban adventures. You learn so much more of the incredible and crazy history.
Part of big area of roman era. Built for retirement. The palace is built by building foundation to level the ground, creating an area of underground trash dumping. The area is now cleared and very clean. Interesting to see and witness, how the older era already has the "somehow" precision way of life and beautiful taste. The surface area around the piazza full of alleys with unique shops along the way.