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Salonae

Split, Croatia
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Ranked #29 of 53 Attractions in Split
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The guide books wax lyrical about this ancient site and it is fairly accessible from Split. We went with a private tour guide but were left to ourselves to walk round I had seen the aqueduct on the way in from the airport. It seems pretty intact and integrated now within the local community You pay to enter the official... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you have the time it's probably worth giving this a visit. There's enough there to give you an idea of what Solona might have looked like, but not enough to get really excited about. I found the site a bit bizarre in that pieces of columns, sarcophagus etc. were just dumped in a random fashion over the grass. It's... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took a short side from Split. Salonae is a walk able archaeological site. It contains the ruins of an 4-5 century basilica,, roman ruins and amphitheater dating to near the first century BC. Salonae was the Roman capital of this area of Dalmatia. The site also harbors a small museum dedicated to the archaeologist that dedicated his entire career... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visited Salonae not such a long time ago (and the situation might have changed since)... Basically, the place is great! Yeah, the ruins are actually ruins but there are plenty of them (and they are rather diverse) and the walk to cover the whole thing may take up to 3 hours. Not being a great fan of such architecture... More 

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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I love visiting Roman ruins, but even I had a hard time getting too excited about Salona. There are some interesting things to see, but not enough, probably, for the average traveler. Go if you have a keen interest in Roman ruins, and you've done everything else in split; otherwise, I'd probably give it a miss.

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Essex England
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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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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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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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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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