Palazzo di Diocleziano, Split

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In the heart of the city look for the ruins of Palazzo di Diocleziano--a significant example of Roman architecture and a World Heritage Site. Between 295 and 305 CE, the Roman Emperor built the palace near his birthplace as his retirement home. Walk under the Silver Gate and enter the the Peristyle, the central open-air area. Opposite the gate is the medieval church of St. Dominic, formerly Diocletian's Mausoleum. Admire the excavated remains of the palace's basement. Look for the two granite sphinxes, which Diocletian brought from Egypt. One is still on the Peristyle, and the second sits headless in front of Jupiter's temple. Planning Split trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Wandering around the alleyways, streets, and going down into the underbelly is a great look at history. There are good bars, restaurants, and shops all within the walls. It was an impressive bit of...  more »
  • Ancient Roman buildings are always fascinating and this compound is just that...and its location was well-chosen. Like most places it was swarming with people, and that just takes a lot of the fun...  more »

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