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Address: Split, Croatia
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Description: The ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace date back to the late...
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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A wonderful melange of architectures from the early fourth century "retirement home" that Diocletian built for himself before retiring as emperor through and including additions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A wonderful melange of architectures from the early fourth century "retirement home" that Diocletian built for himself before retiring as emperor through and including additions and modifications made over the next 1500+ years. Particularly fascinating is the mausoleum of Diocletian (the last pagan emperor -- who killed his wife and daughter for converting to Christianity) which has been converted into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

it was a pleasure to walk around the old streets of this well kept clean palace, if you visit don't forget to visit the underground levels, it cost but is worth it. i hear on a hot day it is pleasantly cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Extremely impressive old town from Roman empire architecture to 19th century Austrian (the national theatre).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

As is expected, the lower levels of the city are crawling with tourists, restaurants, brands, housing, all right in the palace. That said, the bell tower and treasury are interesting. If you climb all the way to the top, there are splendid views of Split. I found it far more worthwhile than the rest of the palace.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Romans spared no time or effort with this gem. One of the few remaining maintained Roman sites in Croatia (Split). Fairly easy to get around but there are some steps and don't recall if there's handicap assistance or not. We were on a tour so had a great docent explain all the details. I wouldn't put this in my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

So much as happened here- it boggles the mind. Different peoples moving in and out conquering, dispersing -blends of architecture - this place is really unique. Be sure to take a tour! Look for Lucy with the blue umbrella.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

You can't help but love the palace! You're walking on 2,000 year old stones, while enjoying modern boutique stores and incredible restaurants. Every alleyway offer another hidden treasure. Get lost and enjoy it, you'll eventually come to a point where you will know where you are.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Definitely the main tourist attraction in Split and worth seeing. Take the time to visit Jupiter's Temple and the Cathedral. Very steep climb to the top of the bell tower if you have the energy and want a panoramic view of the palace grounds and harbor. Way too many tourist shops but no touts pestering you at every corner like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Split life revolves around the sprawling palace which is a maze of narrow alley ways with surprises round each corner and shops, bars, restaurants in abundance. Sit and sip a beer on the steps of Luxor at mid day-Diocletian is supposed to come out for the daily 'changing of the guard' but didn't when we went-you may be lucky!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The outdoor sphinx and unique red columns from Egypt were well worth seeing. Additionally, the massive structure that makes up the Palace is truly astounding!! We have traveled throughout the world, and this is the most impressive monument we have seen!

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