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Diocletian's Palace

Address: Split, Croatia
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Type: Ancient ruins, Historic walking areas, Historic sites, 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 walking areas, Historic sites, 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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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Modesty was not one of Emperor Diocletian’s attributes. He built the massive fortress as his retirement home. Little did he realize that the Roman structure begun in 298 A.D. would survive to become an enormous shopping complex and home to local citizens in the city which is one of the main ferry ports in Croatia. Highlights include the Roman Peristyle,... More 

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canthox
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It really feels like you are in Venice with narrow streets and a medieval atmosphere, a really pleasant place just to amble and see what you chance upon. Excellent museums and fascinating sights,

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This Palace (or more correctly its ruins) sits just behind the esplanade at Split. It dates back to about 300 AD and covers a few normal blocks. Most of the ruins have been preserved but some buildings also turned into restaurant and retail with accommodation above. There is a museum but the majority of the ruins are more fun just... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very special place in Croatian and Roman history. You should definitely go and understand how Catholic religion mixed with the Roman heritage in a palace that became a Cathedral.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Most amazing old city ever. Beautiful too. Very friendly people. Great leather bags at market...wish we could stay longer.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Do not miss out, Diocletian's Palace is 1700 years old and it is really something that is rarely seen ....

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Split, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

1700+ years of history and a living, breathing piece of history. Need to look past the satelite dishes and laundry, people do live there ! Fantastic little alleys and hidden cafe's, bars etc.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a rambling walk through the Old City of Split. The Diocletian Palace is beautiful and the history of the Old Synagogue was fascinating. Well worth a visit. I enjoyed the walk along the sea front back to our rental apartment. I definitely think it is worth the visit if you're in Split.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Probably unique on Earth, Diocletian's Palace contains a whole town in its walls. Walking down its streets, you will find everywhere détails (carved stones, sculptures) reminding you how old and beautiful is this monument/city. Just enjoy it !

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The one of the best tourist attractions what you can see in Split. You can find many shops and bars there.

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