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Salonae

Split, Croatia
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Ranked #30 of 52 attractions in Split
Type: Historic Sites
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Essex England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don't opt to go to Salona for just "another day out". You genuinely need to have an interest in such things to get the most out of this place otherwise you may be disappointed. Our visit started about 10.30 am and we left around 3pm having had a great day exploring the site (with a mid-day picnic in the little... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you're staying in nearby Split then a visit to Salona really is a must, hop on the no.1 bus (terminus: left at Gregorius Nin as you leave the perestil, then second right by the post office) and travel for about 30min (13.5kn can't miss the stop) to see the Roman city that Diocletian ruled before retiring to his palace... More

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New Orleans
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29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is not the spot for seeing the glory that was Rome -- but it will give you some interesting insights as to how a fairly large Roman city was laid out, as well as how early Christian communities emerged during Roman times and eventually became the dominant religion. This is an extensive sight (so if you are looking for... More

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California
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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were in Split for a day on a cruise ship port day. We opted to go to Salona and Trogir, followed by a half day in the city of Split. This was the highlight of the day for me. The ruins were interesting, not incredible, but I always enjoy seeing what ruins remain.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

the ruins of a roman city Salona the capital of Dalmatia in ancient times. for me it looked like abandoned place, seems like local people do not care much for this place

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Split, Croatia
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Firstly I must say that I was ashamed of how poorly maintained antiquities in Salon. The place is mostly overgrown with weeds and grass. What a shame! Salona is an archaeological site from Roman times, built before the Diocletian's Palace in Split, which is 1700 years old. It is located a few kilometers from the city in the small town... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We enjoy Roman ruins but found this place disappointing- especially compared to the fabulous amphitheater in Pula. The site is only around 3 miles from Split. We had a car so it was easy to drive too. I was disappointed in it & would only advise those who are very interested in Roman ruins to come here. The amphitheater is... More

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Illinois
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Easy to get to from Split (bus #1). Definitely worth several hours of your time. Amazing ruins, reminded me of walking through the Forum in Rome. This was the capital of the Roman province and Diocletian's administrative capital. You'll see his house in Split, of course. The highlight is the amphitheater. It's also nice getting away from the crowds in... More

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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78 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Having seen many Roman and Greek Ruins in the Mediterranean area, I can't sat that these are spectacular, but they are very pretty in their way. They are worth a visit is you are in the Split/Trogir area. It is accessed over residential roads so may be problematic for wide vehicles.

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Nortumberland England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

If you are into history this is worth a visit . The first christian cemetry. very small gift shop,all easy walking distance.

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