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Diocletian's Palace

Split, Croatia
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Ranked #2 of 53 attractions in Split
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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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Chantilly, Virginia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you go to Split then you have to see the palace as it is the most famous attraction. It dates back to the late 3rd century but it has been continuously occupied so it is this amazing meld of new and old. Lots of shops and restaurants. I would do a walking tour as it is easy to miss... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went into the underground part and it was very damp but filled with information about the palace. The whole palace area is beautifully renovated with shops and restaurants. I was surprised to find what was essentially a market within the actual palace but it worked as it was all local handicrafts and artwork and interesting in its own right.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was a surprising and incredible gem in the heart of Split. What an incredible city rooted in history and full of charm. So worth the 40 kuna!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

you can park right next to it for only £1 per hour!! It was built in 504 ad - therefore worth visiting only if this is the only thing you go to Split for. Restaurants inside the palace are average price which surprised me. It was like being in Italy, in those walls and the shops look like Italian designer... More

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Devon England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Best sampled at night- the old city and palace resonate with life, fun and music but within one of the most incredible historical sights ever.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of the palace left ,most amazing bit is the old cellars and underground reservoirs. 1600 years old and abandoned in the middle of a medieval city.

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Dxb
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A must do and see on your trip to Split. A rich colourful history. Many restaurants and cafés throughout the palace and old town, with almost all offering free wifi. Can be very hot during the day (August ) so make sure you enjoy the ice cream from a number of shops. Would most definitely recommend a guided tour...We did... More

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Edinburgh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very evocative but hoaching with tourists in August. Frequently there is live music at night and impromptu dance venues spring up for all the family to get down.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must see in Split. Such an amazing experience walking through the ancient walls. The location was great, many restaurants and other attractions were close by.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The history of the palace is unbelievable. I recommend doing the basement visit, it was well worth the ticket price. Unfortunately the crowds were unbelievable as it was peak holiday time. The are many well priced restaurants throughout the palace and surrounding area that Have great atmosphere and good food.

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