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Diocletian's Palace

Address: Split, Croatia
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace date back to the...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully preserved, fascinating, has to be one of the most beautiful (best) Roman builds I've seen. Too much to write about, well worth experiencing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The grounds of the palace are surrounded by walls and the Palace site includes the walled city, the palace and the cathedral. Several modern gates open the walled city. This is a beautifully preserved site as Split apparently didn't suffer the plundering and salvage of similar buildings in Rome. Aside from the beautifully preserved architecture this is a great place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

When in Split a visit to the palace is a must, it is hard to miss anyhow as it makes up the centre of the town.It is a huge place I think about 19 acres. Built by Emperor Diocletian for his retirement in the year 305 this is where he lived in luxury with friends and his Army till his... More 

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Diocletian's Palace is one of the best preserved Roman monuments in the whole world. The palace is actually the center of the city, the old more than 1700 years. Tourists are most interested in 'basement' and it is difficult sometimes to find a way out if you do not have a guide. Above are two more floors, somewhere museums, restaurants,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Diocletian's palace turned market place is one of the most amazing sites I have ever seen. The inner court of this beautiful palace is informative of the former glory of Rome. When we were there, the show "Game of Thrones" was filming and had artfully disguised the electric lights and cables into vines and torches. Walking through the alley-ways and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Breathtaking, amazing that people still live in the 1700 years old palace! A bit dirty, it could be cleaner..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You can still see the hints of grandeur of the palace, which has now been turned into the Old Town. Get a walking tour map from the tourist office and follow the 10 or so highlight points, where you will find a well written info boards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

it is very family oriented and its very very very very very good for kids.Oh be careful don't get lost.it's a big crazy you know.it is good for walking.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Actually, Croatia is a land of amazing natural beauty and the best thing about my visit was the road between Dubrovnik and Split with its fantastc mountains. Split itself is a waste of time. This palace is no better than any Roman palaces in Italy, nothing special about it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

You cannot go to Split without seeing the Palace. Amazing. Worth it to take the tour and hear all about things you wouldn't know about if you were just looking on your own.....like the room of petrified poo (yes, you read correctly!!).

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