Historical Complex of Split with Diocletian Palace - Croatia
Are you a business owner in Croatia?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Croatia.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Historical Complex of Split with Diocletian Palace
The Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian became a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2005. Split is the most visited city in Dalmatia after Dubrovnik, with good reason!
Diocletian, the Emperor of Rome decided to make Split his home in 305 AD. After a decade of construction the palace was completed. Material used in the building of the complex were imported from various parts of Croatia and even the world. For example much of the stone used is from the Island of Brac. The Sphinxes found in the palace descend from Egypt itself. Twelve Sphinxes in total were found in the palace, two can still be seen today.
Diocletian's Palace spans across 38,500 square meters and was built in a rectangular form. Numerous entrances into the palace include the Bronze, Gold and Silver gates and Peristil. The Bronze Gates are located directly on the Split Riva. This entrance leads you directly into the basement of the palace where servants and cooks originally prepared meals and daily maintenance in the days when Diocletian was alive. This entrance also merges with the Perisitil entrance via a long brick-lined hallway which today serves as a unique place to buy souvenirs, gifts and authentic Croatian products. The Peristil Entrance is where the famous Cathedral of St.Dominus lies and the Temple of Jupiter. The Golden Gates at the north end of the walls include the the Church of St.Martin, the Statue of Bishop Grgur (rub his toe for good luck), Iron Gate's guardhouse and The Church of Our Lady of Belfry. The eastern side of the palace is where the Silver Gates are situated. This side of the palace you will find the Church of St.Dominic where magnificent sacral art can be seen.
Tick prices - 30 HRK
Monday to Saturday, 9-21
Sunday 9-18 from June to September
You may also like
Zagreb City MuseumZagreb, Zagreb and surroundings
The Zagreb City Museum is a collection of spectacular exhibits presenting the history of Zagreb through the decades.............
Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin MaryVrgorac, Central Dalmatia
The Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary symbolizes a significant turning point of the history of Vrgorac. Once a Turkish mosque it was converted into a church i
Church of St.Andrew the ApostleRijeka, Kvarner
The Church of St.Andrew's remains the third largest church after the Cathedrals of Zagreb and Dakovo. Its origins date back to the 12th century; needless to say this is a
Atelier Angels-by-EllaZagreb, Zagreb and surroundings
Ella S.Svalina academic painter and talented artist exhibits beautiful oil paintings and jewelry from semi-precious stones in her atelier, Angels-by-Ella.............
Archaeological Musem in ZagrebZagreb, Zagreb and surroundings
The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb is housed in a beautiful building in the city center of Zagreb. Exhibits & artifacts date back to prehistoric times and include signif
The Walls of Ston & Mali StonPeljesac, South Dalmatia
This fascinating fortification of stone walls embracing the idyllic cities of Ston and Mali Ston provide stunning views and are a true monument to beautiful medieval arch
Drazen Petrovic MuseumZagreb, Zagreb and surroundings
Founded after one of Croatia's greatest basketball superstars, the Drazen Petrovic Museum is a tribute to his life and achievements as an outstanding athlete.............
Krapina Neanderthal MuseumZagreb, Zagreb and surroundings
Spanning across 1200 square meters lies one of the most renowned musuems of Croatia and Europe, the Neanderthal Musuem in Krapina.............
Eco-Village KokoriciVrgorac, Central Dalmatia
Located in the idyllic village of Kokorici, Eco-Village Kokorici is a fabulous place to learn and experience more about the way our ancestors once lived.............
Northern Velebit National ParkZagreb, Zagreb and surroundings
The Northern Velebit National Park spans across 109 kilometers of natural forested and mountainous terrain.............