Diocletian Palace walking tour Split

Diocletian Palace walking tour Split

Diocletian Palace walking tour Split

The city of Split is one of the most famous towns in Croatia. An inter regional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula. Home to Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE, the city was founded as a Greek colony back in the day. Offering a chance to take a look see and admire the old historic ruins that have become modernized over the years.

The Diocletian palace in Split is the most popular attraction, with it’s narrow alleys and big open squares like Peristil by the bell tower St. Duje which you just want to walk around in. Naturally you can get a feel for the city in a matter of a couple of days alone but that doesn’t mean there’s not much to see and explore in this architectural beauty of the place.

The busy life of the Old Town

You probably heard the saying that the city never sleeps when visiting Split. The bustling crowds and positive energy filling the narrow streets, enticing its visitors to meander through them. Diocletian’s Palace, the heart of Split gets more and more tourists to explore its historic structure each passing year. The rustic feeling making anyone feel comforted; the Palace adapting almost into a small town of its own.

Diocletian Palace walking tour Split

Price: 100kn/13€
Duration: 1.5 hours
Departure time: 09:00, 11:30, 18:00
Max amount of people: 10-12
No minimum

History of Diocletian Palace walking tour Split

Diocletian Palace is one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world. The ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D., can be found throughout the city.
The Emperor’s Palace was built as a combination of a luxury villa – summer house and a Roman military camp (castrum), divided into four parts with two main streets. Southern part of the Palace was, in this scheme, intended for the Emperor’s apartment and appropriate governmental and religious ceremonies, while the north part was for the Imperial guard – the military, servants, storage etc.

The famous TV series “Game of Thrones” had several shots filmed in the palace and it’s basements; where Daenerys kept her dragons. Split and other neighbouring towns had an influx of tourists since the show started. The show granting an opportunity for a couple of walking tours to be created visiting the filming locations. Such as Split and Dubrovnik.

Returning visitors of Croatia, Split in particular mostly come back for the beaches and the friendly atmosphere of people that make this city great. Most locals offering a friendly hand of assistance to any tourists seeming lost or confused to what to do, whilst also being generally talkative and engaging conversations with people. Whilst it can seem like Diocletian Palace is like a maze that you are bound to get lost in, don’t worry too much; after all the way to find the exit is always to follow one side. Diocletian Palace in particular being a beautiful structure that is bound to peak your interest.

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    Places to visit

    Croatia is littered with various other historical monuments and architecture, ranging from grand castles, palaces and small forts. The country having endured several wars that have left a lasting impact on some areas. But for those that enjoy learning about history they surely won’t feel disappointed as you explore the various towns and “Old towns” that litter the area.

    There’s also a rather large selection of tours you can partake in, ranging from serene explorer tours all the way to adrenaline pumping adventure tours. Take a chance and experience the joys of Croatian tours that will surely leave you speechless! Enjoy the wonders of various sights that decorate the region of Croatia and have a gander at some of the tours at our disposal:

    Krka Waterfalls are one of the most popular and beautiful parks that Croatia is fortunate to have. The serene beauty and melodious cascading waterfalls that fill the nature park are truly wondrous at times. Enjoy a relaxing day simply admiring the beauty that litters the National park and burn the beautiful sights into your memory.

    Rafting has always been the staple of any adventure tour for it’s simplicity. Experience the rush of paddling down river rapids as you take in the sights of the river Cetina. One of the most notable tours that are available from Split you will surely enjoy yourself. The tour takes place in town Omiš, on the river Cetina.

    What to get yourself up to after Split

    There’s plenty of things you can get yourself up to after exploring the beautiful historic city of Split. Whether you would like to explore the Marjan forest hill that overlooks the city or go on an exciting tour. The city being a famous vacation spot due to it’s various connections to other islands and tours. The islands providing stunning destinations that you can spend a whole day or more simply exploring due to their relatively secluded nature.

    A wide selection of things await you outside of Split, whether you would like to explore other historic cities like Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Omiš, etc. There’s no limit what you can get your hands on in Croatia, take a chance and explore the nearby towns; we are positive that you will enjoy your time in this beautiful country.

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