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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace was built by Roman Emperor Diocletian for his retirement on May 1, 305AD (he was one of the few Roman emperors who was able to retire). The massive palace served both as Diocletian's home and a fortress for a military garrison, combining aspects...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I bought tickets to climb to the top of the bell tower. This was my second time visiting Split and this attraction, and it was just as terrifying the second time, but the view is lovely and I would recommend it to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nina18king
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fortunate enough to be staying in Split, then the best time to see this area is either early morning or evening to avoid the crowds. However, it is a lovely place to wander at any time of the day. Full of historic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 425michelep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ancient structure complex is rather well-preserved and offers interesting outside views of its buildings. The architecture of them is nice. During our visit (Christmas), only the Bell tower was available for us to visit though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting this site was one of the highlights of our trip to Croatia as it provided a unique and amazing insight. The ruins are fascinating as the parts that are intact like the long facade at the front or the Peristyle are such beautiful examples...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil_Dolliff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is pretty much in the middle of town in the cool area of the city. The happening area of Split. Lots of crafts and tourist things around. Lovely at night with the lights, music, food and shops. Make sure you visit both day...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank midwestsiderider
Reviewed 5 January 2019

This tour was much better than my expectations.it is amazing how intact it is and our guide provided fascinating information about the history. And then there is the large area on top where many people still live. Like an enclosed town. But as others point...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Suzy R
Reviewed 4 January 2019

It is the worlds most complete remains of a Roman Palace and therefore its importance cannot be underestimated and neither can it's popularity. I found that it was absolutely overrun with people, although I appreciate we were visiting at peak time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

History buffs or casual tourists alike should take time out of their day to see this place. It is fascinating how well preserved the Roman architecture is and how renovations throughout history have added to it. There’s plenty of shopping to be done and museums...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TheIllusiveMan20
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Came here by cruise....having almost a whole day in Split. Came right here to this place (by foot, it's a nice walk from the port). Split is a nice city, the old town right out of the Roman times. The whole old town is well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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martin k
4 October 2018|
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Response from mercantilista |
No, it is for free to the old palace. Climbing up to the bell tower in the cathedral (not worth it honestly) does have one though
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RimaK42
30 September 2018|
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Response from irish_pete_222 | Reviewed this property |
It’s open 24/7, tours usually operate all day until early evening.
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Vera B
29 July 2018|
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Response from CoisDeZweed | Reviewed this property |
It is very close, only 2 minutes. A useful website that you can use for checking how far it is, is google maps.
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