Diocletian Palace, Split

Diocletian's Palace was built at the beginning of the 4th century A.D., by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Inside its walls, you'll not only find antiques, but also elements familiar with medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque time periods. The palace is the world's most important architectural building as listed by UNESCO in World Cultural Heritage.
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Diocletian Palace Map

Guide Name: Diocletian Palace
Guide Location: Croatia » Split (See other walking tours in Split)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Author: naomi
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Grgur Ninski Statue

1) Grgur Ninski Statue (must see)

Gregory of Nin (Croatian: Grgur Ninski) was a medieval Croatian bishop of Nin who strongly opposed the Pope and official circles of the Church and introduced the national language in the religious services after the Great Assembly in 926, according to traditional Croatian historiography. Until that time, services were held only in Latin, not being understandable to the majority of the population. Not only was this important for Croatian language and culture but it also made Christianity stronger...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Church of Saint Martin

2) Church of Saint Martin

The Church of Saint Martin is situated by the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace. The building was a passage for watchmen of the palace in the 9th century, but transformed into a church and provided certain ammenties such as a settlement for nuns (which dates as far back as the 14th...   view more
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Carrarina poljana

3) Carrarina poljana

Carrarina poljana is a large square situated to the north-east of Diocletian Palace. The square demonstrate a typical Mediterranean groups of houses. The old homes offer cafes as well as summer plays during the Split...   view more
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Papalic Palace

4) Papalic Palace

Papalic Palace (Papaliceva Palaca) is a Gothic inspired by palace designed by Juraj Dalmatinac in the 15th century. The museum is located on the first floor of the building. Over one portal you can see the Papalic family's coat of arms. Here you will find a lot Split's history, including artifacts and a variety of sculptures dating from the Diocletian...   view more
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Cathedral of St. Domnius

5) Cathedral of St. Domnius (must see)

The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, known locally as the Saint Duje, is the Catholic cathedral in Split. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Split-Makarska, headed by Archbishop Marin Barišić. The cathedral was named after Saint Duje (Saint Dujam, or Saint Domnius) patron saint of Split, who was a 3rd century Bishop of Salona.

The Cathedral is composed of three different sections of different ages. The main part is Emperor Diocletian's mausoleum, which dates from the end of the 3rd...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Let Me Pass Street

6) Let Me Pass Street (must see)

Let Me Pass (Pusti me da prodjem) Street is the smallest attraction of Split and one of the narrowest streets in the world. It's just wide enough to allow one grown person to pass at a time, hence the...   view more
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Church of Our Lady of the Bell Tower

7) Church of Our Lady of the Bell Tower (must see)

Church of Our Lady of the Bell Tower (Gospa od Zvonika) is on the west side of Diocletian's Place and one of the dominant architectural features of the Old Town. The tower is situated above the Iron Gates. The Church's Romanesque bell tower is one of the oldest in Dalmatia and a popular subject for photographers.

Tip:
Rather than looking at the tower alone, you can enjoy the view from the Narodni (People's) Square side with the Iron Gate and the Clock Tower.
Go inside for the...   view more

Walking Tours in Split, Croatia

Create Your Own Walk in Split

Create Your Own Walk in Split

Creating your own self-guided walk in Split is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Split's Famous Museums

Split's Famous Museums

Split has built an interesting past around the Diocletian Palace. The city offers a large number of museums, which spotlight the value of the city's heritage.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Marjan Hill

Marjan Hill

Marjan Hill is a unique landform in Croatia, located on the peninsula of Split. The low mountain is surrounded by the sea and the city, and is the only green oasis ideal for walks, excursions, and rock climbing. Tourists will admire splendid views of Split as well as other surrounding towns and villages. At the bottom of the hill you'll discover a gallery and workshop from the famous artist Ivan Mestrovic.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Strategically positioned on the Adriatic coast of Croatian Dalmatia, Split is a historic Mediterranean town closely associated with the name of Roman emperor Diocletian who built here a palace in the 4th century AD, and which now dominates the city center. Other than that, the city boasts quite a few historic buildings of later periods which are very much significant in their own right. To find your way around these attractions, you're invited to follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km