Attractions in Split

Diocletian's palace forms a main body of all attractions in Split. Apart the historical city core, there are other attractions worth seeing, but not as important as ones of Roman and pagan heritage.



The Basements

The Basements

Historic site

Among the best preserved remains of the Diocletian's palace are the ground vaulted halls.

The Sphinx

The Sphinx

Monument

Human head on a lion's body, originally from Egypt and brought to Split 3500 years ago under orders of the Emperor Diocletian...

Diocletian's Palace

Diocletian's Palace

Historic site, Landmark

When sightseeing Split, the Diocletian's palace and it's most valuable sights will be the first landmark you'll get to know.

The Golden gate

The Golden gate

Historic site

The "Porta septemtrionalis", the Northern gate that Diocletian used when he first entered the palace on June 1st, 305 AD.

Silver gate

Silver gate

Historic site

The "Porta orientalis", the Eastern gate of the Palace was dedicated to St. Apollinaire, a saint worshiped all over the Mediterranean world during the Early Christian period.

Iron Gate

Iron Gate

Historic site

The Western gate, originally called Porta occidentalis but again during Venetian influence renamed to Iron Gate, as it remained until today.

Brass Gate

Brass Gate

Historic site

The Southern gate, originally "Porta meridionalis" but by Venetians renamed to today's Brass gate.

Vestibule

Vestibule

Historic site

As recorded by Marko Marulić in the manuscript dated from 16th century, the Vestibul had rounded niches with statues, a large dome with a glittering color mosaic and a white circular wall.

Peristil

Peristil

Historic site

The Peristyle is the main square of the Diocletian's palace and was used by the Emperor himself to hold speeches.

Gregory of Nin

Gregory of Nin

Monument

Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin) was a Croatian bishop in the Middle Ages which strongly opposed the Pope and introduced the use of national language in religious services.


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