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Diocletian's Palace

Split, Croatia
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Ranked #2 of 53 attractions in Split
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

well, you can't really miss it. but the palace and surrounding ruins are pretty cool and the live music and incorporated bars are really fun.

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Adelaide, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The palace is enormous, it has been inhabited for over a millenium and has changed over the years, it has fascinating alleyways, ruins, squares, eateries, this is what you go to see in Split

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New York City, New York
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having seen many, this one is definitely one of the best preserved and grandest in existence. Amazing to see how layers of history evolved here through Renaissance and today, with bars, restaurants and apartments inside the Palace walls...wish more controlled growth, but doesn't detract from grandeur. A real highlight of Split. We had a tour guide take us through it,... More

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

go to the square and enjoy the live music with a nice glass of wine this place is just amazing you can dance, talk with people everything in a friendly environment

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Sydney
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Diocletian's Palace is really the 'old city' of Split. A maze of little cobble stone lanes filled with restaurants and markets with no traffic. It is the centre of Split from where the city sprang up in medieval times when the inhabitants of nearby Salona took refuge behind the walls of the crumbling Roman emperors palace. No visit to Split... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A city within a city, with small alleys, old houses, and the ruins of a Roman palace including a nice bell tower (not for the ones with vertigo or claustrophobia), a mausoleum, and a few interesting museums. All surrounded by the palace walls and it's four gates.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's practically a city within the palace walls. Restaurants, cafes, shops, even people's homes. It'd be easy to get yourself lost within the palace walls. Good idea to stop by the information office and grab a map.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're staying in Split I don't really think you can miss this...it is pretty much the heart of Split. Avoid getting a beer there because it's expensive...more than double anywhere else in Split. But sit down for a while and soak up the sun, the atmosphere is amazing. Underground is worth it too...something different and interesting and the markets... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Diocletian's Palace is a wonderful place to visit in Split. The best thing to do is to get lost just walking around and let yourself go by the magic and the history of the area. What we did was to go to the Information Office just by the Cathedral of St Domnius and there they gave us a map... More

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were in Split July 10/14 and had planned to do the "Penny tour". When we showed up, we were told that they had closed only the day before. We decided to do the self-guided tour offered at the tourist bureau, but I was poorly prepared and it was difficult to navigate and understand what we were seeing. In hindsight,... More

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