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.
Among the best preserved remains of the Diocletian's palace are the ground vaulted halls.
Human head on a lion's body, originally from Egypt and brought to Split 3500 years ago under orders of the Emperor Diocletian...
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 "Porta septemtrionalis", the Northern gate that Diocletian used when he first entered the palace on June 1st, 305 AD.
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.
The Western gate, originally called Porta occidentalis but again during Venetian influence renamed to Iron Gate, as it remained until today.
The Southern gate, originally "Porta meridionalis" but by Venetians renamed to today's Brass gate.
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.
The Peristyle is the main square of the Diocletian's palace and was used by the Emperor himself to hold speeches.