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The ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace date back to the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D.
Split, Croatia
+385 21 345 602
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 26, 2009

You need a whole day to explore not just the palace, but the maze of tiny narrow allyways that crisscross this beautiful city centre. Take a coffee in Republican Square and from there walk through the fish market, at the back of the fish market,...More

32  Thank RachelC_9
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 31, 2013

I must start by saying I love Croatia. However, the palace was a horrible disappointment. The walls of the palace are now simply souvenir shops. One side is dominated by "sex shops." Squatters now inhabit the palace area and have little interest in maintaining it....More

7  Thank HubCPrairieDog
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As if frozen in time, the palace holds against the tooth of time. With 1700 years old and counting it holds proof of the magnificent roman empire

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a cool way to incorporate ancient history into city life...markets, vendors, restaurants and churches built with this ancient structure. Facing the ocean, there is a beautiful piazza, boardwalk and marinas. Old and new co-exist in this very scenic and naturally beautiful city.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had no idea I would be this overwhelmed with the history here. Split is a beautiful city and there is so much to see. Put it on your next itinerary

Thank Dawg S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best part about this is you can literally stay within the palace. It is like staying within the walls of the palace. This itself gives a very royal feeling. Any house or restaurant is about few 100 years old.

Thank tialovestango
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

so beautiful a place with its rich history.you should visit this palace while you are in Split. スプリトの名所の1つです。必ず訪れるべきところであり、感動することでしょう。

Thank SaekaK2
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have visited this city for the first time and we were very suprised with what we found. History, beautifull sights and quality reastaurants were just some of thing that we notices. Such a small city that can offer u so much....More

Thank Marko D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Egyptian influence is strong in this palace, built by Diocletian once he had retired as Roman Emperor. It has had many uses over the years and the old Roman arrny barracks are now part of the old city built by the Venetians. The buildings fronting...More

Thank Ilmar T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am born in this city and grew up between these walls, but as it was for me as for a child still today I find it for a fascinating and a breathtaking beauty with so many interesting historical details as much as every day...More

1  Thank ZeeM29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a day trip from Zadar. The city is fascinating. It's like stepping back in time with the narrow winding streets... all white stone. The temple of Jupiter and the bell tower are worth a visit all framed by the City walls containing the...More

Thank conorl612
Reviewed 1 week ago

A retirement palace for a Roman emperor, now the world's most complete and well preserved remains is a highlight of any trip to Croatia. Inspirational to artists, historians, architects and preservationists around the world. Built of limestone and marble, it also includes imported granite columns...More

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martin k
October 3, 2018|
Response from mercantilista |
No, it is for free to the old palace. Climbing up to the bell tower in the cathedral (not worth it honestly) does have one though
September 30, 2018|
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Response from peter222f | Reviewed this property |
It’s open 24/7, tours usually operate all day until early evening.
Vera B
July 29, 2018|
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Response from François V | Reviewed this property |
It is very close, only 2 minutes. A useful website that you can use for checking how far it is, is google maps.
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