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The Southern Part of Diocletian’s Palace

The Southern Part of Diocletian’s Palace - Pure Imperial Splendor The most famous attraction of Split, Croatia is Diocletian’s Palace which you can explore on our daily Split walking tour. Built at the turn of the 4th century AD as a home to the Roman emperor after his retirement, it is a large fortified complex of buildings. Most of them, including the walls and towers, are excellently preserved to this day, primarily due to the fact that the palace served as the center around which the city grew over the centuries. The Southern part of Diocletian’s Palace is of major interest to tourists as it is where all the main attractions in the imperial complex are. The list includes the Peristyle, vestibule, cellars, mausoleum and...

Fruit Square in the Split Old Town

Fruit Sqare in Split, at night
Fruit Square in the Split Old Town - Discover the Beauty of Croatian Culture and History There are various amazing attractions to visit in the Old Town of Split, Croatia and Fruit Square is definitely one which you should not miss. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful not only in the city, but in the entire region because of the splendid Baroque architecture of the buildings that surround it. Enjoy a variety of experiences in this truly special place. Where Did Fruit Square Get Its Name from? The official name of this significant site is Trg Brace Radic or Radic Brothers’ Square. It got its nickname Vocni Trg or Fruit Square because people from the villages in the surrounding area used...

Statue of Gregory Nin

golden toe of Gregory Nin statue in Split
Touch the Statue of Gregory Nin in the Old Town of Split for Good Luck Most tours exploring the Old Town of Split, Croatia start with Diocletian’s Palace which the city grew around after the 4th century AD, but just outside of its walls there is another major attraction which no tourist can afford to miss - the Statue of Gregory Nin. Grgur Ninski, as is his name in Croatian, was a bishop of Nin who lived in the 10th century and left a major mark in the country’s culture and history. His imposing statue which is 25 feet tall is believed to bring good luck. You just have to rub the big toe of the left foot. Who Was Gregory Nin? In the early...

People’s Square in the Old Town of Split

People's square Split Croatia
People’s Square in the Old Town of Split - Immerse into a Renaissance Atmosphere When you stroll along the streets of the Old Town, the heart of Split, you will inevitably stop when you reach People’s Square. It’s a lively place with magnificent Renaissance and Baroque architecture with charming cafes and happy people. This is where you go to see people and to be seen. Just imagine spending a relaxing afternoon or evening there. There is a lot to discover. The Square’s History People’s Square or Narodni trg in Croatian is part of the Old Town of Split just a short walk from Diocletian’s Palace, the main historic attraction in the city. During the time of the Roman emperor, the beginning of the 4th century...

The Temple of Jupiter – Its History and Architecture

One of the major landmarks within Diocletian’s Palace in the heart of Split, Croatia, is the Temple of Jupiter. The fairly small building is in close proximity to the Peristyle, the palace’s courtyard, and stands opposite the emperor’s mausoleum. The temple has been excellently preserved both on the inside and out and modern-day tourists can see it in all its glory. Find out what its significance is and what you should not miss to see when exploring this unique building. The Temple from the 3rd Century AD to the Present Day Historians have dated the building of the Temple of Jupiter between 295 and 305 AD. It was built as part of the imperial palace’s complex right across the mausoleum - the final resting place...

The Mausoleum of Diocletian and Its Astonishing Story

Diocletian’s mausoleum is part of the emperor’s palatial complex in the heart of Split, Croatia. The building, which was constructed at the run of the 4th century AD, is still in use today and is an important place for the community as well as for tourists who are eager to go back in time. Discover the amazing story of this ancient building to make the most out of the tour that you will take around Diocletian’s Palace when you are in Split. The Role of the Mausoleum The building was constructed to house the remains of the emperor after his death. It is situated right next to the Peristyle (courtyard) within what once was the imperial section of the palace. It was strategically positioned so...

Diocletian’s Cellars – How Roman Architecture Has Survived the Test of Time

You don’t have to be a fan of Roman culture or history to be mesmerized by Diocletian’s Palace in the heart of Split, Croatia. It hides many treasures including Diocletian’s cellars which are truly worthy of an emperor, even though he had retired from this position at the time when he lived in what is now modern-day Split. We can only imagine the massive amounts of wine and food that must have been stored there during his time in the 4th century AD. But there is a lot more to these cellars - intriguing secrets and stories of rise and fall. Explore the past and present of this architectural wonder before you discover it in person when you visit Split. Stunning Architecture The sheer size...

The Vestibule of the Emperor’s Palace

The Vestibule of the Emperor’s Palace - Connection with the Gods Humbling the Mortals You’ve just explored the Peristyle of Diocletian’s Palace, the most significant historic sight in Split, Croatia, and now you are about to enter inside. You walk straight into the vestibule of the emperor’s palace. It is a fairly narrow and very tall structure which was built to withstand the test of time and it has. Even though it’s smaller compared to the other sections of the palace, it is equally amazing and worth exploring. Impressive Roman Architecture The vestibule of the emperor’s palace played the role of the entryway into the residential quarters of what was essentially a fortress with multiple buildings. What first strikes the visitor is that this structure...

Peristyle – The Center of Split and of the World

Peristyle - The Center of Split and of the World Diocletian’s Palace is one of the largest and best-preserved examples of Roman architecture in the world. What’s more, it’s the beating heart of the city of Split. One of the palace’s most important and most loved parts is the Peristyle. This was originally the courtyard of the fortress built by one of the last Roman emperors. Now it is a modern square where people meet with friends, relax, have fun and explore the ancient past of the beautiful coastal city. It’s time for your exploration to begin. What Is the Peristyle? A peristyle or peristylium is an architectural term dating back to Ancient Greece. Both the wealthy Greeks and Romans had a peristyle or an...

Split airport to Hvar Transfer with fast Speedboats

Split airport to Hvar Transfer with fast Speedboats From the moment you arrive at Split airport, if your final destination is town Hvar on Hvar island, you still have a long way to go managing buzzy roads, streets and summer heat. Our service from Split airport to Hvar transfer gets your group all the way to Hvar island in approximately one hour and ten minutes. And that's one hour and 10 minutes of good times, fun times, speeding through the island archipelago, riding waves and enjoying refreshing breeze cooled down by the sea. Water Taxi from Split airport to Hvar There is a fifteen minute walk from Split airport to the pier where our speedboat is moored but we have included a transfer service from...
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