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Split and Diocletian's Palace walking tour with a local guid

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This is a walking tour with a local born and raised in Split. Discover the largest coastal town in Croatia on a walking tour of Split. Explore with me the best sights of Diocletian's Palace.

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  • Travel through time as you explore 1,700 years of history
  • Unlock the secrets of Split with a local guide
  • See the remains of the impressive Diocletian Palace
  • Let's walk along the streets where Emperor Diocletian himself once walked
  • At every step of the palace there are small details worthy of attention


Travel back in time on a guided walking tour of Split and explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's second largest city. Uncover sights like the Saint Domnius Cathedral along the way. Meet Your guide at bronze gate of Diocletian's Palace. 1. Split's Riviera, the most important site for all of the local residents. There are some graphic and model representations here that I use for an introduction to what is going to be shown inside the Palace. Also, the southern wall of Diocletian's Palace is beautifully seen from that spot. 2.Diocletian's cellars are true indicators of the excellence and architectural wisdom of the Romans. The skill of the technique and stacking of stone and various other materials into recognizable shapes such as square, semi-arches, vaults still remind us of the great achievements of that era. They have had several roles throughout history, and in each of them they have shown themselves to be an indisputable construction undertaking. According to their preservation, the imperial apartment can be replicated in all its rooms. 3.The central square of Diocletian's Palace and one of the most important squares of the city today. We will be able to see some incredibly preserved Roman structures. The emperor himself private entrance to his imperial apartment through an imposing vestibule. And the lofty balcony from which the emperor addressed his subjects. And the imperial mausoleum itself. 4.The Cathedral or the grave of emperor Diocletian (Mausoleum) is one of the best-preserved Roman structures in the city, and it's still in use to this day! I will tell you how its role has changed over the centuries from an imperial mausoleum to an early Christian cathedral. We will not go inside, I will tell you everything you need to know. 5.The Temple of Jupiter, as they call it, is one of the best-preserved late-roman temples in the world. Next to it were 2 more temples of Venus and Cybele. Due to the emperor's early abdication, the temple itself was not yet completed, and it is possible to see certain defects due to the hasty completion of the temple. We will not enter the temple, I will tell you everything important about the temple from the outside. 6.Eastern entrance to Diocletian's Palace. One of the most beautiful views of the mausoleum and the tower of the cathedral can be seen from here. Below is the original Roman road that leads further into the eastern parts of the empire. In the immediate vicinity there is a new site of the old Roman Empire, which has yet to be explored. and many other sights that we will see during our walking tour, and the final stop will be at the people's square called (pjaca), from where it is very easy to reach every part of the old town.


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  • This tour is appropriate for all ages

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