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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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New York City, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This palace is exceptional - there are still people living in the palace, which will likely change in the next few years. It can get very busy with all the cruise ship passengers, etc. Go in the off season or at night - the palace is lit up and very safe, plus you can grab some food or drinks on... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Stunning place. Loads of amazing little restaurants to be found. You can walk around this place for hours.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We loved Diocletian's palace and all there was to it. The view from the Bell Tower was fantastic, very highly reccommended. The range of tiny konobas in the walls was brilliant and we ate there a few times, leaving very satisfied. There are so many wonderful photo opportunities around every corner we loved it, despite the fact it was fairly... More

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Belfast
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

You can't go to Split and not visit this amazing place which forms the heart of the ancient city. Make sure you give yourself time to wander through the empty but atmospheric dungeons and then go back up outside to the vestibutle and the bustling Peristyle. In the evenings the Peristyle is often filled with visitors sitting in the steps... More

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Pokolbin, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Palace is now a sprawling city centre with restaurants, coffee shops and souvenir shops everywhere, helter skelter. It does look like one big tourist trap, but if you can get past this to realise many of the walls, floors and ceilings are original thousands of years old stones and bricks, you can start to appreciate its' interesting history, the layout,... More

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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Spend the time to sit on the steps and have something to drink while you watch the sun play on the buildings around the palace and if you can watch the guards and the show.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is worth a visit. It is quite amazing how well preserved this palace is. There are several shops and restaurants nearby/within it as well. We climbed to the top of the Bell Tower (a little scary, actually) for some great views of the city.

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atlanta
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Palace is all around you inside the walls. It was incredible having breakfast right in the ruins and next to the temple..like being on a movie set, but for real. In the evening musicians played in the same square and for free or the price of a drink (for a cushion) you could sit on the steps and be... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love the fact that it's not just a tourist attraction and people are still living in it like how they use to.

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Houston, Texas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The palace of the Emperor Diocletian must have been wonderful in its time from the reconstructed plans but it has now for all practical purposes been "recycled" and former open spaces, rooms and halls were occupied by newly constructed "town-houses" shops and now other venues. So it's easy to miss the big picture of what it must have been like... More

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