Split: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

31 Reviews

Split: Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

31 Reviews

Explore more than 1,700 years of history on a walking tour of Diocletian's Palace in the historical old town of Split. Learn the history of the former residence of the Roman emperor and marvel at the Baroque monuments of the city center.

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Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Discover the remains of Diocletian's Palace in the old town of Split
  • Learn more about the cultural history of the city
  • Marvel at the monumental Peristyle courtyard
  • See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius on the site of the old mausoleum
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Discover the remains of Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Now part of the old town of Split, the imperial palace was built in preparation for the emperor's retirement in 305 AD. Visit different areas of the complex, such as the cellars and monumental Peristyle courtyard. Look at the emperor's private observatory and see the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, originally built as Diocletian's Mausoleum. Discover the site of the Temple of Jupiter and Baptistery, and the original Bronze Gate, Silver Gate, Golden Gate and Iron Gate that provided access to the city. Discover a refuge for the noblewomen of Split at the Benedictine Monastery of St. Arnir, admire the original 15th-century Town Hall and marvel at the Baroque monuments of Fruit Square (Voćni trg).
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet at the local tour operator's office at Obala Lazareta B.B., located at the east end of the promenade by the taxi stand. The office looks like a news stand with a big sign of an open-top sightseeing bus. Call the emergency number on your voucher or ask a member of staff standing next to the open-top bus if you have any difficulties.

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Know before you go

  • Wear long sleeves on windy days
  • Sunglasses and a hat are recommended on sunny days
  • You must be able to walk over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with 15 - 30 steps to take part
  • Do not bring valuable items, such as important documents or jewelry
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

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    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
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Thank you so much for the great tour. Our guide was insightful and funny. She presented the history of Split through stories and anecdotes. Due to Corona, we were only 2 people on the tour. Definitely book this tour, especially now. You will get a private guide for the price of a group guide.

July 6, 2020

Super nice experience to get to know the old city! Try to avoid going at the morning cause people of the cruises go at that time and it will be a little bit crowdy

October 26, 2019

Complete. Informative. Fun.

September 23, 2019

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