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  • Address: Split, Croatia
  • Hours: Open daily from 9am - 11pm; some sites have varying opening hours

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Diocletian's Palace

This palace right in the heart of Split, was used by Roman Emperor Diocletian and is one of the best preserved monuments of Roman architecture in the world. In 1979, it was declared -- with the historic city of Split -- a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ruins of the Palace can also be found throughout the city. 

A military fortress, imperial residence and fortified town, the palace covers over 31,000 square meters (334 square feet). Diocletian spared no expense in the building of the palace, importing marble from Italy and Greece, and columns and sphinxes from Egypt. Many of the buildings are made from local white limestone quarried on the nearby island of Brac.

Each wall has a gate named after metals: the northern gate is the Golden Gate; the southern gate is the Bronze Gate; the eastern gate is the Silver Gate; and the western gate is the Iron Gate. From the eastern to the western gate there's a straight road (Krešimirova, also known as Decumanus), which separates the imperial residence on the southern side, with its state rooms and temples; from the northern side, which was intended for soldiers and servants.

Today, the 220 buildings within the palace boundaries are home to around 3,000 people and its cellars are a marketplace for tourists and locals alike. 

If you are looking to dine here, make sure you book a restaurant well in advance, as this is one of the most well-known tourist sites in Split. If you want a great view of the city that's a lot less crowded than climbing up to the top of the campanile, go to the Ethnographic Museum, which contains a collection of traditional Dalmatian costumes, where there is roof access.

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Viator Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Tour in Split, Split, null
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Viator Exclusive: 'Game of Thrones' Tour in Split

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 240 Reviews

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ on this 3.5-hour tour of the show’s filming locations in Split — ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.70
Sweet Split Leisure Walking Tour including Local Snacks, Split, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Sweet Split Leisure Walking Tour including Local Snacks

Sweet Split is your leisure walking tour that also includes sweets! This is not a traditional walking tour. We understand you work too much. You really ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.84
Split from Above Walking Tour, Split, Walking Tours
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Split from Above Walking Tour

Do you seem to see everything in Split? Maybe we can surprise you! We suggest you untypical way of sightseeing – as from above is better view!

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.28
Split History Walking Tour Including Dinner, Split, Walking Tours
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Split History Walking Tour Including Dinner

Would you like to take a walk through the best preserved Roman imperial palace in the world? Or take a look at the thermal baths where every Roman macho man ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.55
Day Tour to Krka National Park and Sibenik from Split Including Cruise and Swimming, Split, Walking ... 
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Day Tour to Krka National Park and Sibenik from Split Including Cruise and Swimming

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Embark on a private tour from Split to the Krka National Park. Visit the Old Town of Sibenik, a primary location for the hit show Game of Thrones. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.42
Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip to Trogir, Split, Day Trips
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Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip to Trogir

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Explore Diocletian Palace in Split on a walking tour, and see the highlights of the UNESCO-listed palace complex with an expert local guide. The 1.5-hour tour ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 1.5-4.5 hours

From USD $23.42
Split Segway Tour, Split, Walking Tours
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Split Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

Travel through Split and see the essential sites on a 2-hour ride through town with your very own Segway. Learn the interesting history of the city with a ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.98
Diocletian Palace Walking Tour, Split, Segway Tours
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Diocletian Palace Walking Tour

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This tour is a great option if you are short on time, but want a lot of information. Your guide will take you through the 1700-year old Diocletian Palace and ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.32
Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Walking Tours
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Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

Discover the delights of Split on this day trip from Dubrovnik. With an expert guide, traverse the historical city’s cobblestone streets and winding walkways ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.64
Split Walking Tour Including Diocletian's Palace and Traditional Snack, Split, Day Trips
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Split Walking Tour Including Diocletian's Palace and Traditional Snack

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

Uncover Split’s rich past and colorful present on this 4-hour walking tour with a local guide. Visit the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace and hear about the ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 3 - 4 hours

From USD $55.00

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