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Diocletian's Palace

Split, Croatia
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Ranked #3 of 52 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you're staying in Split I don't really think you can miss this...it is pretty much the heart of Split. Avoid getting a beer there because it's expensive...more than double anywhere else in Split. But sit down for a while and soak up the sun, the atmosphere is amazing. Underground is worth it too...something different and interesting and the markets... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Diocletian's Palace is a wonderful place to visit in Split. The best thing to do is to get lost just walking around and let yourself go by the magic and the history of the area. What we did was to go to the Information Office just by the Cathedral of St Domnius and there they gave us a map... More

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were in Split July 10/14 and had planned to do the "Penny tour". When we showed up, we were told that they had closed only the day before. We decided to do the self-guided tour offered at the tourist bureau, but I was poorly prepared and it was difficult to navigate and understand what we were seeing. In hindsight,... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were here for over four days and would have stayed longer. So much history surrounding you, breakfast on the Riva then just explore. Take the walking tour from the visitors center and/or Rick Steve's version. See the cellars where The Game of Thrones Dragons were chained up

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice to stroll around within the palace walls which now contains an array of alleys filled with shops and restaurants, plus a few older monuments.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Split overall was, to be fair, a little bit ordinary. It's a regional transport hub and port adjoining its chief attraction of Diocletian's Palace. The port is a collection of passenger and car ferry terminals, bus stops and railway station with all of the attendant hub-bub and concrete that could be expected of such facilities. Diocletian's Palace, the Roman ruins... More

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Manchester, England
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is living history. We had a gudied tour that was incredible in its detail. It's still lived in, but many parts date back to the 3rd Century. Be in the main square at 12 to get a full Roman greeting. Go and listen to the Klapa singers in the area next door. Fascinating.

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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
75 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a bit like Venice-you WILL get lost as you wander the alleys and thoroghfares that are associated within the walls. Be amazed by the Architecture, shops, people, and just the overall ambience. You will also be one of many tourists, so dont expect the Palace to yourself. Make sure you fully explore by going in one gate, out... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is an impressive experience visit Diocletian's Palace, which is one of the most complete and preserved architectural and cultural features of a Roman palace in the world located on the Croatian Adriatic coast. Currently, in addition to the experience of visiting the most important historical buildings, in the centre of the city of Split you will find good restaurants,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What can I say, mighty place after more than years. Worth every step i did it visiting. If you even passing thru this city, stop and visit this piece of ancient history.

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