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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 54 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 — it's a Viator Exclusive ...  Read more

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

From USD $73.83
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 $90.12
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 $51.58
Split Walking Tour of Gertrude Belle: The Queen of the Desert in Dalmatia, Split, Walking Tours
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Split Walking Tour of Gertrude Belle: The Queen of the Desert in Dalmatia

Did you see film The Queen of Desert with Nicole Kidman? This is part of the story about Gertrude Belle. The Queen of Desert visited also Dalmatia. Her ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.84
Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip to Trogir, Split, Walking Tours
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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 $22.26
Split Segway Tour, Split, Walking Tours
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Split Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 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 $76.01
Split Bike Tour: City Highlights by Standard or Electric Bike, Split, Segway Tours
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Split Bike Tour: City Highlights by Standard or Electric Bike

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Discover top Split attractions as well as the locals’ favorite spots on a 3-hour bike tour! Pedal at a leisurely pace and visit leafy Marjan Hill plus ...  Read more

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

From USD $62.98
Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik

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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 $101.34
Grand Split Walking Tour, Split, Day Trips
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Grand Split Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Take a walk through Split's 1700 years of history with our expert guides Lucy, Danko, Darko, Olga, Vicencija, Nataša, Ina, Jasenka, Tanja, Mijo and Ivan who ...  Read more

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

From USD $31.85
Split Walking Tour Including Diocletian's Palace and Traditional Snack, Split, Walking Tours
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Split Walking Tour Including Diocletian's Palace and Traditional Snack

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 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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