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Diocletian's Palace

Split, Croatia
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is pretty much the major attraction in Split and given its proximity to the pier and the cruise ships it is infested with very large groups do tourists. Diocletian left an impressive structure that has stood for 1700 years changing with the times as the palace was gradually absorbed into the city and used for everyday living. Unlike most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stayed in the heart of the Palace and thought it was one of the most atmospheric and magical places we visited throughout Croatia! Although people going expecting a preserved royal palace should revise their expectations, this is a living breathing part of the city. Full of restaurants, bars, shops and peoples homes the narrow alleyways are full of picture... More

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Marysville
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Interesting, but underwhelming. Seems about the only thing not altered over the centuries are the basements (they call it the supporting structure). The palace is completely gone, just the floor remains. The grand streets have been reduced to narrow medieval alleyways. One small section of the once grand street remains. I was with a group of couples, otherwise I would... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The ancient walls within this area along with some centuries old buildings make it a must place to see and visit. The small alleyways and streets make you feel like your in the series of game of thrones. The tower in the middle with an equisite square shows a stunning past. Must visit and stay if you have the time!

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Halifax, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Nice to see the history in a living city. There is a lot to see in a very compact area. The city expanded well beyond the palace and you can leave the palace proper without knowing it - but it is easy to find your way back. Split is a great place and the waterfront is beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Must see.....the basement area and the stories of what were found there and how the palace functioned was very interesting. A living vibrant palace today, with a colourful history

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Devon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

So much to do and see in this truly fabulous place. It oozes history and charm from every orifice….just beautiful. It does get very busy with tourists from around 11.00am until about 4.00pm, so you are best to stay in Split for at least a few days, otherwise you will miss all it has to offer.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A remarkable place alive with history. You can spend hours wandering around admiring the architecture and stories of how this place came to be. It's worth getting a walking tour (around £10) to get the full experience and to understand the history. Also take a few minutes to sit and admire the place, have a coffee in Luxor and sit... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Full of character and history and restaurants and shops! A great place to while away and afternoon or an evening, huge choice of cuisine or just enjoy a glass of the local wine or beer for a great price

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We were very fortunate to have a wonderful local guide, linda. Who made this palace come alive for us. We wandered the basement which is an exact replica of the rooms above, but which no longer exist. I culls have done without the small stalls just inside the entrance and in some of the main basement halls, especially since every... More

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