Palazzo di Diocleziano, Split

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In the heart of the city look for the ruins of Palazzo di Diocleziano--a significant example of Roman architecture and a World Heritage Site. Between 295 and 305 CE, the Roman Emperor built the palace near his birthplace as his retirement home. Walk under the Silver Gate and enter the the Peristyle, the central open-air area. Opposite the gate is the medieval church of St. Dominic, formerly Diocletian's Mausoleum. Admire the excavated remains of the palace's basement. Look for the two granite sphinxes, which Diocletian brought from Egypt. One is still on the Peristyle, and the second sits headless in front of Jupiter's temple. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Split trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Situated in the Old Town, this relic of Roman occupation shows little sign of its creator due to retribution for the killing of many Christians during his reign of terror.  more »
  • The highlight of Split, the Diocletian's Palace is a massive area that consists of all the buildings inside walled structure of Split old town. Which means that the St Domnius, museums, temples are...  more »
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