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Diocletian's Palace

Split, Croatia
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
Description: The ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace date back to the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D.
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Halifax, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Nice to see the history in a living city. There is a lot to see in a very compact area. The city expanded well beyond the palace and you can leave the palace proper without knowing it - but it is easy to find your way back. Split is a great place and the waterfront is beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Must see.....the basement area and the stories of what were found there and how the palace functioned was very interesting. A living vibrant palace today, with a colourful history

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Devon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

So much to do and see in this truly fabulous place. It oozes history and charm from every orifice….just beautiful. It does get very busy with tourists from around 11.00am until about 4.00pm, so you are best to stay in Split for at least a few days, otherwise you will miss all it has to offer.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A remarkable place alive with history. You can spend hours wandering around admiring the architecture and stories of how this place came to be. It's worth getting a walking tour (around £10) to get the full experience and to understand the history. Also take a few minutes to sit and admire the place, have a coffee in Luxor and sit... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Full of character and history and restaurants and shops! A great place to while away and afternoon or an evening, huge choice of cuisine or just enjoy a glass of the local wine or beer for a great price

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We were very fortunate to have a wonderful local guide, linda. Who made this palace come alive for us. We wandered the basement which is an exact replica of the rooms above, but which no longer exist. I culls have done without the small stalls just inside the entrance and in some of the main basement halls, especially since every... More

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place. Pay for a local guide so you can really understand what you are seeing. We used Niksa it cost 750k each (about £7.00), there were three of us. There is so much to see once we were shown where to look by the guide. We walked around inside everyday and returned at night which was particularly... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It's rare that you get to party outdoors within the ruins of a Roman fortress, but this is the unique charm of Diocletian's Palace, which feels like it still retains the vibrancy and energy of a different age. A must see in Split, it cater's to a traveller's every need with shops, restaurants (still reasonably priced despite location) and even... More

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The is a gorgeous landmark you can't miss. Whilst walking through Old Town you will walk into this historical wonder. I recommend signing up for a tour so you can fully understand the background. Otherwise enjoy the sights and sounds. It's worthwhile visiting the palace both during the daytime and in the evening. It has two personalities worth experiencing.

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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Buildings from 300 AD till 17th century abound within the walls of Diocletian's Palace...a must see when in Split.

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