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Diocletian's Palace

Split, Croatia
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Ranked #2 of 52 attractions in Split
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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New York
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613 reviews 613 reviews
163 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This is what you come to Split for, there is nothing else here. And it lives up to its billing and does not disappoint. It is truly a city within the walls of the palace / fort / castle or whatever you think of it. It has been lovingly maintained, and exudes the old atmosphere combined with modern conveniences etc.... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Diocletian's Palace was a revelation - we didn't expect there to be so much to see knowing that the site was now incorporated into the later town. Although later buildings had obliterated most of the standing structures, enough remained to provide a good impression of what it must have looked like. It is definitely worth paying the extra to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I really love Split, it is for family, young travellers ect Diocletian s Palace is one of most amazing buildings I ever see. It is very attractive and you can find so many interesting things to see, feel, eat..I would reccomend Split to every tourist or visitor :)

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Split, Croatia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spent a whole morning on my wedding day to have an amazing photos on my wedding day in Split! The best scenery ever!

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Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place could be SO much more...but greedy and opportunistic vendors have set up shop on the grounds. What a waste of an historical location.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Even if you're not that interested in Roman architecture, this maze of ancient streets is worth getting lost in. You'll find cool bars, cute coffee shops in gothic courtyards, unique shops and see locals' underwear hanging from their washing lines as you navigate from one place to the next. What more could you want?! All of the bars and restaurants... More

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a palace built like a thousand (give or take) years ago, by a rich Roman sort of emperor dude. Seems he had issues with Catholics, as he killed his wife and daughter when they became Catholics. Anyway, this palace was his retirement palace and he filled it with up-to-the-minute, amenities, at least for his era. The place is... More

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Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Spent a whole afternoon walking around in this place. Though there are plenty of shops and market stalls I was not approached by any pesky sales people. Besides the views there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants throughout and around the former palace. It also borders on the promenade which has a lot of terraces to have a drink at.... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The old town of Split was developped in acient Roman times by imperator Diocletian as a place to retire. Dicletian was born somewhere here and made a great carreer. He never forgot about his roots, and the cruelty of power plays in Rome. Now you can still feel the grandeur of those days. The corridors of the huge ancient palace... More

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our guide through Diocletian's Palace was not a good one; I found myself trying to listen to other guides as they instructed their tour groups. However, I did enjoy hearing the stories about the Emperor, his time in Egypt, and his persecution of early Christians. I love the irony of his mausoleum now being a Catholic cathedral! We also saw... More

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