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

And history lives on – dignified – in Split, Croatia


  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.

Leave a Reply

Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions:

All content on “Croatia, the War, and the Future” blog is for informational purposes only. “Croatia, the War, and the Future” blog is not responsible for and expressly disclaims all liability for the interpretations and subsequent reactions of visitors or commenters either to this site or its associate Twitter account, @IVukic or its Facebook account. Comments on this website are the sole responsibility of their writers and the writer will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or litigation that results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment. The nature of information provided on this website may be transitional and, therefore, accuracy, completeness, veracity, honesty, exactitude, factuality and politeness of comments are not guaranteed. This blog may contain hypertext links to other websites or webpages. “Croatia, the War, and the Future” does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information on any other website or webpage. We do not endorse or accept any responsibility for any views expressed or products or services offered on outside sites, or the organisations sponsoring those sites, or the safety of linking to those sites. Comment Policy: Everyone is welcome and encouraged to voice their opinion regardless of identity, politics, ideology, religion or agreement with the subject in posts or other commentators. Personal or other criticism is acceptable as long as it is justified by facts, arguments or discussions of key issues. Comments that include profanity, offensive language and insults will be moderated.
%d bloggers like this: