Diocletian's Palace and the medieval Split town

Diocletian's Palace and the medieval Split town

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Split is a medieval town in West Croatia. The word “Split” derives from the Latin spalatum, which means Palace. Split is the second largest city in Croatia. It is a popular tourist destination because of the Roman Ruins. There are several luxurious hotels and tourist resorts in the town. Major tourist attractions include museums and archaeological sites. The Diocletian's Palace is the most fascinating attraction.

Read the highlights of the medieval Split town and Diocletian's Palace.

Popular museums in Split

Split is home to popular museums, including the followings:

  • The Muzej Grada Splita, which is on the corner of Papaliceva and Nepotova. It is open from 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, and from 09 to 04 from Saturday to Monday.
  • Galerija Umjetnina Museum, which is on the corner of Kralja Tomislave street and Nodilova street: It is open every day except on Sundays. The opening hour is at 11:00 a.m.
  • There is another museum and a monument on Kralja Tomislave street, in front of Grgur Ninski park. You can get information about the opening hours at the Pristine Information Board next to the museum.
  • Etnografski Museum, which is located on the corner of Severova and Podium streets.

Archaeological sites and monuments

The medieval town of Split also features ruins and archaeological sites. Some are located in the city center, on Kraj sv. Duje Street. You can also go to Sustjepanski put park and visit the archaeological site of Samostan sv. Stjepana pod borovima on the seashore.

Most important monuments are located at Setaliste Bacvice. These are Rade Koncar and the Ivan Lucic Lavcevic monuments.

Diocletian's Palace

Diocletian's Palace is an archaeological site in Split, West Croatia. It is located on the corner of Podrum street and Arhidakonova street, next to the Cathedral of Saint Domnius. The Church of St. Dominic is located to the east of the Palace; and to the west, you can see the Severova archaeological site, and the Etnografski Museum.

The palace was built by Diocletian, a Roman Emperor as his retirement retreat. It was composed of 220 white limestone buildings and was constructed by a large number of slaves in 305 AD. You can have a great view of Split's harbor in front of the Palace. The Palace now serves as a business center where many activities take place every day.

The Palace features four amazing gates:

  • The Golden Gate, which is the most popular;
  • The Silver Gate, which is located by the marketplaces;
  • The Bronze Gate is the doorway to the sea. It now serves as the entrance to the art and craft markets;
  • The Iron Gate, which faces the main restaurants of the city.

The palace is endowed with underground chambers, in which interesting archaeological digs have been unearthed.

Where to stay?

The site hosts many luxurious, comfortable hotels and guesthouses. You can find more information about accommodation in Croatia on the internet through Opodo.

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