Visiting Split to see Diocletian's Palace
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Luggage had to be outside the room by 7 a.m. today so we all
had an early start. There was a short
stop in Neum in
I’m occasionally disappointed when things don’t turn out as
well as I hoped but this wasn’t one of those times. The city of
The western wall of the Palace borders the new seafront promenade, the Imperial Suite and Vestibule are still discernable. Best of all the Peristyle, a large open courtyard, is pretty much intact. With typical Croatian ingenuity, Emperor Diocletian’s Mausoleum was turned into the Catholic Cathedral of Split with Jupiter’s temple becoming the Baptistery. You have to see it to appreciate the size and feel the 2,000 year age of the Palace.
In addition, the city itself is interesting, built of creamy Croatian marble, and a living vibrant town. It has lots of color and even the touristy bits look better when enclosed in 2,000 year old walls.