We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Diocletian's Palace

Address: Split, Croatia
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
$101*
and up
Private Tour: Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik
Top Rated
$82*
and up
Viator Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Tour...
90%
Ranked #2 of 53 Attractions in Split
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: The ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace date back to the...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: The ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace date back to the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D.
Write a Review

1,444 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    879
    431
    108
    19
    7
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Surrey, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was nice to walk through - the streets, cathedral, tower, etc. were cool and very unique. A lot of the area is a market and public area with restaurants, etc. Very interesting ancient walk while visiting old town, but you'll see a lot more in Dubrovnik. N

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This place is huge! Wear walking, very comfy shoes, mark where you turn. Also take your wallet with you; change your euros or dollars at the bank, as they mostly use/want their denomination ('Kuna'). Most places did not want to take credit cards.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albion, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

People have been living at this site for more than 3,000 years. It's most famous for when Diocletian built had retirement palace here but there is much, much more. There's early Christian churches, a clock tower, and 17th century defense walls. The city has been damaged by wars and rebuilt multiple times. You need a guide to understand what you're... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We enjoyed walking through history. We enjoyed the narrow streets, cafes and watching the boats in the harbor.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It is amazing to walk the same streets that were barricaded to keep out the Invading Turks in years past. This living monument, which is full of day to day modern life and ancient history, cheek by jowl, is one of my favorite places. We spent a fabulous evening sitting on cushions, being served drinks in the Peristil listening to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The gigantic, beautiful Palace of Diocletian alone is worth a visit to Split. Very very interesting with many different areas to wander through. I'd recommend a short visit with a good guide who can...

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Rafael, Calif
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just a picture to show Split Harbor. The bus and train stations are on right and across the street is where you can get tickets to the boats that go to Hvar

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
115 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The gigantic, beautiful Palace of Diocletian alone is worth a visit to Split. Very very interesting with many different areas to wander through. I'd recommend a short visit with a good guide who can explain what you're looking at, followed by lots of time to explore on your own. This is a wonderful, well-preserved piece of history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Langley City, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My mom, dad and I went to the Balkans this past fall and one of our stops was in Split. We stayed in the old town and during the day and evening wandered the ancient corridors of the Palace. It was really neat to be able to walk where you pleased and touch ancient stones. At noon in the main... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield - Springfield Township, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Our tour guide was most informative and knowledgeable which made the tour fascinating. If you are going to Split, find a tour guide to take you through the area of the palace. It is very worthwhile. The Romans sure knew how to build. We only had about 2 hours in the area. To really enjoy this area I would recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Diocletian's Palace also viewed

Split, Split-Dalmatia County
Split, Split-Dalmatia County
 
Split, Split-Dalmatia County
 

Been to Diocletian's Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Diocletian's Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?