Diocletian's Palace, Split

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Address: Diocletian’s Palace, Split, Croatia

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About Diocletian's Palace, Split

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.

Diocletian's Palace Information

  • 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.

Diocletian's Palace Ticket Prices

  • Walking tours available. Please contact local tour guides for ticket prices.

Diocletian's Palace Opening and Closing Hours

  • Timings may vary. Hence, check with the locals for exact timings.

How To reach Diocletian's Palace by Public Transport

  • By Train: Nearest Train station: Zeljeznickikolodvor Split train station

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  • Very beautiful piece of history, middle passage now serves as a souvenir market, some parts of the original palace are now residential buildings, streets of central Split, etc. The preserved part is mainly empty ruin, but still it gives you a feeling of past grandeur. I highly recommend exploring all parts of the museum, and then all areas around it, the "used to be" part. For photography you may want to use your wide angle lens.

  • It is an very interesting Palace in Split. Do not expect something very large but rather something smaller suitable for that period. Generally the Split old city is very nice. Split is a nice city. Also, Trogir which is in UNESCO Heritage must be visited. It is near split at approximately 25 km. Enjoy. God bless you!

  • I went to palace of Diocletian in November, it was raining lots but it was so worth seeing. Be prepared to travel back in time! There was also not very many tourist during this time, which was great! You have the freedom to walk around/stay wherever you like. There is also shops built in inside the palace; some are modern unfortunately which don't fit in just right. Other than that, it's a must see !

  • Incredible historic preservation. The Parthenon of Split, for real. Truly beautifuk, day or night. Really just mindblowing to walk around, whether or not you go inside! All the little details make it a spectacular site to behold. And the history! Such a gem.

  • A wonderful place centuries of history in one place. A living musieum. At night the place is a buzz people spilling out of the café s into the squares. Enchanting. would visit again.

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