Diocletian's Palace (Split)
This place is absolutely amazing. You cannot visit split without visiting the palace...after all it was from this that Split has emerged. The history of this place is awe inspiring and beautiful. It is amazing that this place was initially built in the 4th century AD. This UNESCO site is a must see.
Amazing historical site
This Roman palace/fortress is now the heart of Split. Each of its narrow streets is unique with a home, a specialty shop, restaurant or museum. Even its cellars are an architectural wonder with their complex overhead arches and circular brickwork. Fans of Game of Thrones will enjoy visiting familiar sets from the show.
The palace that is a town.
We tend to think of palaces as individual “castles”, but this is quite different: As you walk through this old town, you have to pay attention to realize that you are “in” the palace.It’s maze of streets is intoxicating and beautiful at every turn. It’s particularly fun if you catch it on a slow day, when there are no cruise ships in port.Information signpost are few and limited, so stop by the tourist office (right next to Peristil square) to get some extra information.
A beautiful structure
The palace of Diocletian is a beautiful structure even though time has changed the look of it. There is a number of books that show old paintings of the palace, reconstructions and visual representations of the original buildings. I would suggest that the travellor take advantage of these prior to walking around the palace. These books can be found in most of the bookshops in Split. Walking around the palace the other day, I heard a tourist guide tell some tourists something about the palace that was untrue. I felt sorry of the tourists as I don't think any of them knew the truth. Most tourists don't do any research.