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Salonae

Split, Croatia
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Ranked #28 of 52 attractions in Split
Type: Historic Sites
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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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Split, Croatia
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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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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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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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durham, england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We might have enjoyed this more if it had not been for the miscommunication with the bus driver that meant we walked unnecessarily from Solin to the archaeological site entrance - 3 stops further on. The site itself has a few Roman remains but is probably not worth a special trip from outside Split. There are much better amphitheatres in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The old Roman town was destroyed over many hundreds of years. Due to foresight most of the site has been saved however little of it has been properly excavated and most areas remain largely underground or in farmers fields. You get a sense for the size of the place and parts of a few buildings have been reconstructed including the... More

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