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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.
Toronto, Canada
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“A must see!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Split is simply a wonderful-must see in Croatia. The old town of split is centered within the walls of this centuries old palace. It is one of the worlds most beautiful old cities. Take your time, it is full of shops and restaurants with narrow walkways and spectular views. The palace itself and it's ruins are magnificently preserved. 2000 years of history is captured here. Be sure to take the walking tour of what has been preserved ...well worth it! There are not a lot of hotels built into the old city so book in advance if possible. Hotel Vestibule is where we stayed and loved it!

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing Roman palace”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The bottom floor of the Roman palace is extremely well preserved. It gives one an insight of how the Roman emperor lived . Although most of the living quarters have been dismantled to build other structures, one still can visualize how the family lived in this massive quarter. Jupiter's temple is still in place along with the structure that was converted to a and the vestibule. Many of the old walls and arches are still in place and blend with the museum and homes that have been constructed over the centuries. Well worth seeing especially with a guide who can provide some history and interesting information.

Visited December 2013
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“The amazing Old Town of Split”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

It's hard to properly review the Diocletian's Palace since it in essence encompasses the whole of Split Old Town - the town has been built INTO the palace. It is utterly incredible and like nothing else I have ever seen. Houses and buildings rise and entwine with the ruins of a once magnificent Roman Emperor's palace.

The original palace structure can no longer be seen above ground as it is over 2000 years old so only fragments remain. The residents of the past obviously didn't know or have reason to care about the history of the ruins when they moved into it so simply built their houses and shops wherever they pleased, giving rise to many tiny narrow streets and bridges packed into the main walls, which are in themselves impressive. It is only when you start to spot the original palace in amongst the rest of town that it really becomes fascinating, for example the 20ft Roman columns absorbed into the wall of a cafe, or the original seafront walkway now forming part of the side of a house.

The longer I spent here the more I fell in love with it. It is absolutely worth visiting, both for the immediately-visible and also less-obvious history.

Visited September 2013
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Mold, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful glimpse of the ancient world.”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

We came to Split as part of a cruise, and this monument was recommended to us as a "must see" We were not disappointed. The sheer scale of the building leaves you breathless. It's so easy to get an idea of the full scale of the building because it's so well preserved. It's also wonderfully integrated into the town itself, or the other way round whichever way you choose. The cellars are an amazing structure. We didn't really do it full justice with the time we had ashore, as we wanted to see more of the city, but we really enjoyed our visit.

Visited November 2013
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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“Well preserved”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Fascinating glimpse of 1.5 millenia of history. Don't miss the Roman cellars. Good jewellery stalls, too

Visited January 2013
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