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“Impressive. Crowded. worth a (short) visit”

Diocletian's Palace
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Owner description: The ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's palace date back to the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I had not fully appreciated that the entire centre of the city was actually the ruins of the palace. Tiny, tiny streets, even by mediterranean and adriatic city standards. One, we had difficulty getting a suitcase down! It was all a bit tacky and overcrowded for our liking. We love a place with vibe and bustle, but this seemed verging on the MadMax-apoclypse-end of an era -manic- tacky vibe (if you know what I mean....?).

We enjoyed lively entertainment, fireeaters and dancers etc., one night in the Peristyle - the open air courtyard in the heard of the ruined palace.

Word of warning - there may be lots of nice restaurants, but we found that the majority of good ones were booked in advance and we had gone slightly off tourist peak season!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Make sure you have a guide with you or at least a good guide book and take the walk all around the palace which encompasses old Split.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We hired a private guide for the day and his stories about this place and how it would have looked in its hey day really made it come to life. Unearthed from the rubbish!!

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

City lives with the palace and you are walking in history just need some time and imagination. It improved its cleaning maintenance and is now much better than some years ago. A very nice site to visit and have moment of quiet and relax.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

An excellent place to visit, but it was mid August and unbearably hot. The place was absolutely thronged with visitors of every nationality, all pushing around and generally making life unpleasant. Of course, I was one of them.
After I while I switched off from what the guide was saying I was so hot and tired. It can be awkward to get around so be careful where you put your feet.
A great place, but chose the day and time of year to go.

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