Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre

Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre

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Niroz H
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Aug 2020 • Couples
The ruins of Solin is a very nice place to visit when your hotel is in Solin. You will have a great view over the city and see these beautiful ruins of the amphitheatre. When I visit this place where weren’t many tourists around so we could take great pictures here.
Written August 16, 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,456 contributions
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Oct 2022 • Friends
Ruins of the Solin Amphitheatre are located near Split, the main city in Dalmatia Region, in Croatia. They are ruins of Roman Ages, where you can walk and see ruins of the town, where one of the most important places are this amphitheatre. Very nice place to walk, visit and begin to know the Roman period in Croatia.
Written September 20, 2023
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RicherTrips
Monterrey, Mexico4,233 contributions
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Jul 2021
The roman ruins are scattered in a large area. There are 2 different entrances, and my husband and I entered by the one near the Forum. We bought our tickets, but received no further information. There are a few information panels here and there, but no map and no arrows to guide you.
We had already spent half an hour on the site, and walked along a wall for final pictures, when we greeted a tourist coming from the opposite direction. He was the one who advised us to keep going, because the best part was still ahead.
That´s how we got the chance to see the sarcophagi and the amphitheatre, which were indeed the best part.
Written September 22, 2021
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TheophaniaSeattle
Seattle, WA441 contributions
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Salona (aka Salonae) was once the capital of the Roman empire in Dalmatia. After the fall of the empire people of Salona fled to nearby Split and the area around Diocletian's palace. What was left of Salona was left to decay (or be destroyed by Slavs, Avars and Venetians). Solin is now a suburb of Split and the former city of Salona is part of an archaeological park.

A couple of corrections from another review--these are Roman ruins (not Greek) and it is possible to reach the ruins via public transportation. We took bus #1 from Split (they leave from Trg Gaje Bulata). It WAS a little difficult to tell where to get off, but we asked when we got on the bus and some locals were very helpful and let us know exactly what stop we wanted.

I was slightly skeptical--it didn't seem like such an important historical site would be so unassumingly located in a suburban neighborhood, near a busy highway. But there it was!

This is a not-to-be-missed sight for anyone interested in Roman history. Even those who aren't that interested should be won over by the amazing beauty of the area. In the background (facing away from the highway) there are beautiful mountains. Then there are the splendid ruins. Baths, city walls, and perhaps my favorite, the amphitheater.

It sort of seemed wrong to be able to scamper about--part of me felt like the whole site should be roped off so as not to be damaged or ruined. But I guess it's already ruined right? And part of what's so cool is that you are able to get up close and personal with what's left of this city. The Romans built things to last!

You should give yourself a couple of hours to wander about and be sure to wear decent shoes. Also, there's not a lot of shade so dress for the weather (sunscreen etc) and maybe bring water.

I think it was about $5 to get into the park. They were out of English maps but I would highly suggest you do buy one if they have one in your language. Our guidebook was helpful but a some of the ruins are pretty ruined--a map of the area would have helped us better figure out what was what.
Written June 29, 2008
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK184,997 contributions
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May 2023
Located at the western end of the Solin archaeological site is the Amphitheatre. Built in the 2nd century, the arena was integrated into the town fortifications. It consisted of three floors that could accommodate up to 17,000 spectators. In addition to gladiatorial fights, the arena could also be filled with water for the simulated reenactment of naval battles. There was also a sort of royal box for the local governor and other dignitaries. The amphitheatre is well preserved and the remaining structures make it easy to imagine the seating and the rest of the arena.

This is probably the best thing to see in Solin ruins.
Written June 2, 2023
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dalmatiner021
Croatia35 contributions
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Feb 2012 • Friends
Why pay for this extra ordinary attraction, when you can get here for free?! Just use local bus 37 from Split (Sukoišanska street), and get out on first station when you pass Solin town. Then just ask locals how to get to Salona Amfiteatrum... and from there you can walk all around site for free. Salona is probably biggest shame for Croatia government, because this place is so special and important for our history, but they don't care a lot about it.
Written March 26, 2012
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Brendan C
London, UK105 contributions
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Apr 2014 • Couples
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 at Split.
The ruins are large, spread out, and varied, from the necropolis at the entrance to the remains of the arena at the exit, though as previously pointed out, they are quite ruined. I usually bring a picnic to have in the beautiful recreation of a roman garden just past the entry lodge.
Wheelchair access is non-existent, but you might manage if you have an energetic helper, and young children can be easily entertained stealing figs and olives from the trees overhanging the site from neighbouring orchards (not to mention swordfights in the arena with, ironically, olive branches)
Cost of entry, if I remember correctly, was 40kn. and there's a pub in the carpark where you can grab a really cheap Karlovasco while you wait for the bus.
Written May 14, 2014
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kasjeta
Split, Croatia340 contributions
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Mar 2013 • Friends
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 of Solin. There are numerous remains, and it is best to inform the entrance or at the guide.
Written November 20, 2013
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Whitney H
San Diego, CA240 contributions
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May 2012 • Couples
We were glad that we visited Salonae first before the rest of Split, since it shows up frequently in descriptions elsewhere (e.g. Diocletian's palace) and it's nice to have the context.

The ruins outside of the official "paid" section are some of the most fun. Though not as old as the Roman stuff out in the field, they are extensive church ruins, including sarcophagi and columns that you can climb around on.

Takes about 1.5 hours to walk around and read the signs, including the 15-20 min walk out to the amphitheater (which is a nice walk with wildflowers etc).
Written July 2, 2012
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A P R
New York City120 contributions
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Salone is the site of ancient Greek ruins a few miles out of Split. The rins consist of a settlement, some housing units and an a pretty impressive small ampetheater.
Admission with a map is about 40kn and the visit will take about 3 hours total to walk around all of the sites.
You'll need a car or be part of an organized bus trip to get there.

Overall, definately something to check out if you're in Split for a day or two.
Written June 11, 2008
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