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Diocletian’s Palace

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Diocletian’s Palace
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  • 1-2 km
  • Low
  • 1 hour or less

Ancient palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian

Obala Lazareta 3, 21000 Split
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Diocletian’s Palace is an ancient palace of Emperor Diocletian in the city of Split. It was built around the year 300 by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. He stayed to live there after the withdrawal from the throne (305 AD) till death (in 316).
It was built in the bay of the peninsula 5 km southwest of Salona, the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The remains of the palace are today part of the historic center of Split, which is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in Europe from 1979.
From the 7th century palace lives as part of the city of Split. There are various monuments from various periods like the pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, who are witnesses of the uninterrupted life of the city and the creation of new quality. The surviving parts of the Diocletian’s Palace make a big architectural heritage. The most important parts of Palace are Split Cathedral, a monumental court Perystile and Diokletian Cellars.

Opening hours

All season

How to get there

Follow signboards for Split Harbor. Diokletian Palace has entrance near harbor and is well seen from it.