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“A city within a city”

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.
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“A city within a city”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is the main atraation in the city of Split. It is a fascinatiing collection of baroque buildings, churches, museum , restaurants and narrow fun passageways to wander through. Just out side the walls is a colorful daily large farmers market. We spent 3 days exploring this wonderful UNESCO heritage site. We loved this place.

Visited May 2013
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“Have fun getting a little lost”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Walked around, got a little lost with all the little alleys, nooks and cranies, but so much fun to do so. Visited the different museums, had a beer and a coffee on a patio. Great day.

Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“What a place”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Could walk about the palace for hours. Surrounded by history wherever you go there, whether you're having a drink, meal or whatever

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“18 centuries of history in a small enchanted spot”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is the third time that I have visited Split and the Palace of Diocletian. For me it holds a special place - my mother worked in a pharmacy that still exists in the palace precinct. Working around the palace taking in the history is a great way to past a few hours. Avoid the hordes of tourists that seem to turn up in the afternoon. I suggest that a walk early in the morning is the best time of day. And before you take a walk, read up on the construction of the palace and find out about any of the folklore that the palace has. For instance, the palace was built as a residential villa constructed to look like a military camp. It was also situated where it stands because it was near where Diocletian was born (Solin –Salone) and for the sulphur pools which were believed to be theropeutic. Interestingly, the sulphur keeps the flies away – the main reason why you will never find any flies at the Split fish market – Ribarnica.

Visited July 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“save at least have a day to look around”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

it was a good experience, however it does take a lot of walking and looking around, so if you cannot stand long periods or walk stairs, plan to do it on two separate days, because it might be a bit demanding. I would also advise getting a guide to tell you more about certain things, because the place is not really self explanatory, especially in the basement there are hardly any notes of what you see. Either way, it is a must see as it was how Split was started as a city.

Visited June 2013
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