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“Not worth a visit” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Temple of Jupiter

Temple of Jupiter
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Robert Adam and His Storytelling about Antique Split - Walking Tour
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Almeria, Spain
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not worth a visit”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I visited Split in the low season (early March). I paid a 25 kuna ticket to see the cathedral and the Temple of Jupiter. For me, these sites didn't have much to offer. The cathedral was unkept, and the temple of Jupiter an underwhelming structure with little to offer. There was no information or cultural significance provided to the visitors. I suggest skipping the Temple of Jupiter, especially if you're traveling on a budget.

Visited March 2014
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Bielefeld, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great history, small building, poor conditioning as a sight”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

The Temple is indeed in avery good shape and quite interesting, but really small and as a touristical highlight of Split it is quite poorly arranged.

The size of the temple is of course no problem, and it is a really interesting place. You can see the typical, unique history of the old town of Split: The pagan temple of Diocletian re-used as a christian baptisterium, and in this way preserved over centurys. The frescos and reliefs are in a great condition and really impressive -a reallys good view in the roman and christian history of Split.

But our great Problem with the Temple is the very poor way it is maintained today. In our corner you see tools and garden furniture, there is rubbish lying around... And there is absolutely no Information: we had a good guiding book and I'm a history teacher, but if you don't bring your own knowledge, you won't get much out of your visit. The staff was friendly, but didn't spoke a word english or german and had no Information material or else.

So: great piece of history, bad maintained

Visited October 2013
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Zadar County, Croatia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Concentrated Culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

This tiny temple was the prototype for other shrines built in Dalmatia. A Christian baptistry inside, and a pagan temple outside, it is packed with culture and meaning. The aladdin lamp carvings turn into vines with fat cherubs, flowers, leaves, lizards and birds - pagan carvings were always over the top. Jupiter's "friends" greet you as you enter, with the highlight - oldest carving of a king. Amazingly, the scroll was erased from the king's advisor - another poignant case of "memorae damnae" most likely showing the name of the 11th c. king in ancient glagolithic letters. Ceiling is also a masterpiece of gargoyle faces, with two sarcofagi from the middle ages. A decapitated spinx is guarding the entrance. Like many sites in the Diocletian's Palace, it is very accessible, concentrated culture with ambiance - a real must while visiting the city of Split.

Visited September 2013
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Just a room?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Well, what did I actually paid for? Just one room with less than average carvings and nothing more. Sorry to say it out loud but that sucked?

Visited August 2013
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Noisy-le-Grand, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“not much to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Don't miss it, but don't expect you'll see much of a temple. It's no more than à big room now (though very old)
There is ticket including this temple, the church, the bell tower, the crypt and the treasure.

Visited August 2013
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