The Temple of Jupiter is considered one of the most beautiful European monuments in by the Scottish archeologist Robert Adam. Located in the heart of Split it is a major landmark within Diocletian's Palace.

The Temple of Jupiter was built from 295. to 305. as part of the palace to honour the cult of Jupiter. It is located in the proximity of the Peristyle, the central square of the palace. Funny thing is, when Diocletian retired and moved into the Palace, the Temple was not finished...and never was actually. He forbid all stone works under his window to keep it peaceful and quiet.

At the entrance to the temple is a Sphinx brought from Egypt under orders from Diocletian himself.

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Temple of Jupiter in Split
Photo credit: Carole Raddato

During the late classical era, the temple was transformed into the baptistery of St. John, while the crypt under it was converted into the church of St. Thomas. The Pluteus with the figure of Croatian king, used as a wall of baptismal font is the earliest known image of a European king carved in stone. The baptistery is opened only once a year, on June the 24th

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Centrepiece of Diocletian's Palace

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Postcode: 21000
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