Inside Diocletian’s Palace: A Walking Tour in Split, Croatia

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And history lives on – dignified – in Split, Croatia

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  1. This eternally young city with around 200 thousand inhabitants has lived its urban rhythm for 1700 years with Diocletian’s palace at its heart, which is also the historical centre of the city and a UNESCO world heritage site. The Cathedral of sv. Dujam [St. Domnios], the patron saint of Split, is located in the mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian, and its sumptuous interior is a gathering place for many of the faithful and tourists. Many valuable monuments of culture are located outside the walls of Diocletian’s Palace (Renaissance Prokurative Square, palaces, churches, museums…).

    Located in the warmest part of the northern Mediterranean coast, in the very centre of the Adriatic coast, this tourist, economic and sports (Goran Ivanišević, Branka Vlasic, Toni Kukoč) region guards its green soul on Marjan hill, where a forest park near the city offers a comfortable and quiet atmosphere and a walk far from the town noise.

    The rich offer for tourists as well as the unique cultural heritage and many cultural and tourist events gives Split its special charm and makes it an ideal holiday destination throughout the year.

  2. We loved Split. Stayed in hotel that was built in ruins of emperor Diaclesion! sp. sorry

    • Ah the spelling of words from Roman Empire – as long as you’re close enough to be understood all is grand, Anne. Cheers 😀

      • we! loved our time in Croatia. Husband thought Dubrovnik rivaled the beauty of Venice.

      • I agree with your husband 😀

      • I loved itf and the time, we spent there, but Venice is at the top of my all time list of favorite places because to me it is the most unique.

      • True Venice is most unique, but hey if I was asked where would I rather live – Dubrovnik or Venice – I’d choose Dubrovnik/ don’t fancy going shopping in a rowboat or gondola 😀

      • Well I haven’t been to Venice since 1999. Sadly it is so expensive to live there, many grand pilazzi are empty
        and crumbling.

      • Yes I know, it’s sad to watch and I hope somehow restoration occurs as a worldwide effort. Venice needs to be preserved.

      • We toured Croatia by car and visited many wonderful l hill-top medieval walled cities. I am sure you know them, though I don’t remember the names.

      • Yes there are a few medieval towns there Anne – glad you enjoyed.

      • I mean,t to say I, agree Dubrovnik is preferable to live in. Have all the damages been repaired after the war? So senseless and just mean!

      • Yes much has been repaired, traces of destruction still there though but not getting in the way of normal life. If you or your husband like golf, there will be a A-class golf course with upmarket housing/accommodation right above Dubrovnik on Srd plateau…that’s a new project to be built but it may take a couple of years +

  3. Many thanks for sharing, Ina. We’re pleased to help spread the word about all that the beautiful city of Split has to offer.

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