Diocletian's Palace, Split

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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. Planning Split trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • It is a nice place to see. Very old and yet well preserved. The guided tour i went with was pretty lame though. The man talking did not speak english that well and he spoke quietly. Not interesting... 
    It is a nice place to see. Very old and yet well preserved. The guided tour i went with was pretty lame though. The man talking did not speak english that well and he spoke quietly. Not interesting...  more »
  • Beautiful old city to walk through. Lots of exploring to do. It’s a maze leading you to some really nice resting spots. Wear sneakers or grippy shoes, the floors are slippery. 
    Beautiful old city to walk through. Lots of exploring to do. It’s a maze leading you to some really nice resting spots. Wear sneakers or grippy shoes, the floors are slippery.  more »
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  • Interesting place with an interesting story. Crowded in the high season, but there's plenty to see between the actual palace and all the stores and restaurants inside it. In the main plaza you can buy tickets for key historical attractions (the church, bell tower, treasury, and Temple of Jupiter), but the best deal is to get the package that includes them all. The climb up the bell tower is a bit dicey but the views and the history are worth it.
  • It's an old fortress in old town of split. You can roam around the fortress. Mostly it's closed so you can see ruins from outside but still it's beautiful. Many GOT scenes are shot here this whole place has cafes and bar, ice cream shops and shopping outlets. it’s beautiful place

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