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Diocletian's Palace

Diocletian's Palace

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Located in Split, Croatia by the Mediterranean Sea, Diocletian's Palace is one of the best preserved monuments of Roman Architecture. Built between the 3rd and 4th Centuries, it was once home to the Roman Emperor.

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 Presently the main attraction of Spit, Croatia, It is an amazing sight and a beauty, that is an experience that will last a lifetime! 

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FUN FACT: The HBO series 'Game Of Thrones' was filmed at the Palace for its 4th season.

The palace was built as a combination of luxurious villas and a Roman military camp.

The palace is divided into 4 parts, with 2 main streets. It also features watch towers and several walls, each one with a large gate at its centre, named after different types of metal.

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The Bronze Gate in the Southern part of the palace consists of the Emperors apartments and was used for governmental and religious ceremonies, while the Golden Gate at the Northern part housed mainly the imperial guards, servants, the military and storage. With the Silver Gate in the Eastern part of the palace and the Iron Gate in the Western part. 

Construction of Diocletian's Palace took about 10 years and the Emperor spared no expense. The palace was built with white local limestone and the highest quality marble, imported from Italy and Greece.

Diocletian's Palace is also decorated with a number of 3,500 year old granite Sphinxes from the site of the Egyptian Pharoah, Thut Mose III. Although parts of these have been lost or partly destructed over the centuries.

 

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Diocletian's Palace is one of the most famous and most complete architectural remains of a Roman Palace in and around Croatia, Europe. This has made it a significant feature in the Mediterranean, European and world heritage.

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Diocletian's Palace forms up to half the town of Split. Today, it is home to many shops, bars, restaurants and apartments.

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It holds so many stories in history and present day and is always packed with people. With 220 buildings within the palace boundaries, it is home to over 3,000 people. It also features narrow streets, passageways and courtyards. Some deserted and some full of life!

A day exploring Dioctelian's Palace would make for a fantastic toursit- day out!

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