The Basements

Last updated on Saturday, 17 February 2018

Sometimes also called the "basement halls", they are located below the emperor's apartment in the southern quarter of the Palace. By converting the palace into the city of Split, most of the residential complex was demolished but the ground floor halls were perfectly preserved.

In the early Middle Ages a part of the complex was inhabited, and in one of the halls wine and oil were produced.

Today the cellars are accessible through the Brass Gate, or through a staircase from the Peristyle. The Western part of the basement has been preserved in its entirety and is almost completely accessible for sightseeing. The Eastern part has collapsed during Middle Age but has been excavated and a large part is also accessible.


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