Highlights

  • Diocletian’s palace –  UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most significant and best preserved structures of the late ancient architecture in the world. Palace is ordered to be built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian, finished at the begining of the 4 cent. A.D.
  • Palace substructures – represent one of the best preserved ancient complexes of their kind in the world and are the main reason why the historical core of Split was in 1979 included on the UNESCO’S World Heritage list. Susbstructures are giving us evidence of the original shape of the emperors residence and distribution of the rooms above.
  • The Mausoleum/Cathedral – the former Diocletian’s Mausoleum is now cathedral of St. Dujam, one of the oldest cathedrals in the world and an outstanding cultural monument of Split.
  • Peristyle, the central square of the Palace, intended for the Emperor Diocletian celebrated as the living son of Jupiter. Owing to its unique beauty and unusual acoustics, Peristyle became the ideal theatre scenery.
  • The Golden Gate – Northern gate and also the main entrance to the Palace, among the best preserved examples of its kind.

Description

Just before having a dinner in one of the Medditeranean restaurants in Split where you can enjoy the local delicacies, join our group walking tour with a local English speaking tour guide. Immerse yourself into the story of this more than 1700 years old town, founded by a Roman emperor Diocletian who chose this beautiful setting for his retirement residence. Let the story of who he was and why he loved Dalmatia fascinate you – but also discover why Split citizens were embaressed of him for centuries, along with many other interesting facts that make this unique town’s history so full of irony.

With a highly knowledgeable, kind and friendly local professional guide during an 1,5 hour walking tour, you will discover its history, culture, local customs and most important attractions.The central part of the city of Split is a whirl of narrow stone streets, ancient monuments and medieval buildings. The main monument is a palace, the core upon which the city grew. Well preserved until today, remains of ancient buildings, along with late medieval extensions are valuable archaeological and historical-artistic complex which are on UNESCO’s World Heritage list since 1979.  Join us to explore those extraordinary sites and hear  the facts that make the thrilling roman lifestyle and strict medieval rules behind them come back to life.

What makes Diocletian’s palace so special is the fact that it has always been inhabited! Even today, there are people living within the walls of the palace making it an unique tourist attraction with lots of restaurants, museums and shops. Many details about those, including perfect photo spots, will be revealed by our guide in this journey to the past.

Price list and schedule

Price per person: 13 €

Price includes: walking tour of Split old town, official English speaking tour guide, all taxes and VAT.
Exclusions: Entrance fees, Gratuities (optional)