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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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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

OK, so I didn't do my homework and was expecting,well,a palace. But in fact you get a facade (in all the pictures) and inside a series of dark and dank rooms (which you pay to go into) and an array of shops (some tourist tat, some local handicrafts) up some very very steep steps into the central piazza and the... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Walk and see all the little streets and alleys, and also some interesting places to eat. Recommended to hire a guide to have some beats of history

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Split is a charming old city and the Diocletian's Palace sits right in the heart of the old part. It is now all part of the 'new' city so not a stand alone place to visit. A good guide is essential and if choosing a tour make sure you pick one with headsets or good sound equipment. The basement is... More

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Vienna, Austria
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133 reviews 133 reviews
52 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Before you go know that the "palace" largely consists of the 4 walls and a few buildings left from the 4th century, plus many structures built since then. Do however spend the 40 Kuna (Croatian) to visit the "basement" - it was excavated over the last few decades (work still in progress) and is original in layout/design - not much... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Example of Kroatia's rich historical buildings and architecture. Split is very esthetical place right at the sea.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We read plenty about Diocletian's Palace before we left for Split but nothing can really prepare you for the experience. The palace is about 250 M by 150 M and comprises about half of the centre of Split. It has been occupied by generations of Croatian people so it is now an integral part of the old town, full of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Diocletian’s Palace transports you back to the 4th century when it was first built. Then through the changes to the buildings and the palace transports you to the 8th century and right up to the changes made to the palace more recently. A real sense of history is evident in all the architecture and ruins. Look out for the four... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on a walking tour with Sirena Travel Agency and found the old city full of history and charm. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable, but unfortunately not equipped with sufficient sound equipment for our group of 25. I missed at least 50% of what she shared. Nevertheless, I cannot imagine visiting Split without seeing the Palace. It is... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Make sure to tour the "Basement". It is the best way to understand the scale of the spaces on the upper floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Very well preserved and pleasant for a night walk with the soft lights and the fire burning . Makes you forget you are in the year 2014 ..

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