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Diocletian's Palace
Diocletian's Palace

Diocletian's Palace

Free admission
Dioklecijanova Ul. 1, Split, Croatia

The Basics

The magnificent ruins of Diocletian’s Palace are not confined to a traditional archaeological site, but rather are part of the living, breathing heart of Croatia’s second-largest city. They can be seen during guided biking, Segway, and walking tours of Split as well as during food and wine tours. The ruins also feature onGame of Thrones location tours, with the HBO hit series having filmed scenes here. Organized day tours to Split from Dubrovnik, Zadar, Makarska, and Trogir typically include guided tours of Diocletian’s Palace.

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Split & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and Food Tasting
Split & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and Food Tasting
$15.25 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Very interesting and highly engaging
The guide was excellent.Full of historical facts but with a personal twist. We thought the walking tour was very good value for money
James_F, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Split

star-5
Excellent tour with amazing guide
Yohan_C, May 2022
90-min Diocletian Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and food Tasting
The guide is amazing, very humoristic and kind. Tour is very well organised, operator is very professional (we had issue with our bus, the operator answered quickly and we could join another group in the afternoon). Excellent !
star-5
Fantastic guide Ivan.
Bret_T, May 2022
Split & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and Food Tasting
The historical info was fantastic, and brought to life the current state of affairs and more recent history of Croatia. Great to have the info that links the city to its history.
star-5
Great guide & fabulous tour
Jan_R, May 2022
Grand Split Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace and optional Wine Tasting
Very friendly & knowledgeable guide would thoroughly recommend Very entertaining & enjoyable walking tour
star-5
Walking Tour in Split.
Laura_B, Apr 2022
Split & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and Food Tasting
Great host, great overview of Dubrovnik history. Interesting facts and stories about famous landmarks in Split. Highly recommend.
star-5
Awesome tour
Nancy_T, Apr 2022
Grand Split Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace and optional Wine Tasting
The tour was brilliant 👏. I was so glad I did the tour as it gave me a totally different perspective on the Diocletian Palace and its history. Jacov was our guide and he was awesome, very knowledgeable and witty. Thanks for a great tour👏👍👏
star-5
Fantastic tour with brilliant guide
Sue_C, Apr 2022
Split & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and Food Tasting
We cannot speak highly enough of this tour, brought alive by our fabulous guide, Jacov (James) His knowledge, enthusiasm, sense of humour were wonderful. He answered all our questions, took us to some wonderful ‘hidden’ treasures and basically gave us a fantastic tour. We would 100% recommend this tour- hopefully you’ll get lucky and Jacov will be your guide. Brilliant
star-5
Worth Every Penny!
Barbara_H, Sep 2021
90-min Diocletian Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and food Tasting
Ivan was such a great guide. Wow he knew so much about the history of Croatia and Diolecian’s Palace. We could have stayed and chatted with him for hours!!!! Ivan explained later the extensive schooling he needed to go through in order to be a guide and it blew us away! The tour started promptly and Ivan was funny and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for this awesome history lesson!
star-5
Excellent tour and tour guide
Madhurani_K, Mar 2022
Grand Split Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace and optional Wine Tasting
Learnt a lot about History of split. Our tour guide was funny and courteous. He did a good job of explaining things.
star-5
Best walking tour
Kathleen_C, Apr 2022
Split & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and Food Tasting
The information that I learned and parts of the Palace that I never knew were there even although I had walked through it several times before, it was the best guided tour, lots of fun and very interesting. Jacov the tour guide was just great.
star-5
The guide made the tour...
Heather_W, Oct 2021
Grand Split Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace and optional Wine Tasting
The guide made the tour fun whist being interesting showing and explaining the history of the town with a personal touch.
star-5
Great trip!
Jacquelyn_A, Nov 2019
Split Shore Excursion: Diocletian Palace and Trogir Tour
This was a wonderful excursion. The Diocletian Palace is huge and would have been extremely difficult to navigate without a guide. Our guide, Kristina, took us to all of the highlights, including a performance by a group of tenors in a part of the palace with world renown acoustics, all the while avoiding the crowds. Trogir is a beautiful little island that was well worth the short trip.
star-5
Ivan!
Marita_B, Oct 2021
Split & Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour with optional Wine and Food Tasting
Ivan, our guide, made the whole experience! So knowledgeable, intuitive, engaged and enthusiastic! Learned so much; historie, funfacts, politis, culture… and still he could probably have told us so much more if we had the time.. he even took in concideration that the group concisted of three GoT- fans<3

Things to Know Before You Go

  • One of the most magnificent Roman ruins in existence, Diocletian’s Palace is a must for ancient history aficionados.

  • Bring a sun hat, sunglasses, water, and sunscreen if exploring during the summer months as it can be hot and humid.

  • Some parts of the old town, including the palace’s underground ruins and the Riva seafront promenade, which is bordered by the palace’s southern facade, are wheelchair accessible, though large parts are not.

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How to Get There

Diocletian’s Palace faces out to the harbor in Split Old Town. The palace can be accessed on foot via the Bronze Gate (sometimes called the Brass Gate) at the eastern end of the Riva, 300 feet (100 meters) from the ferry terminal.

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When to Get There

Diocletian’s Palace is enchanting at any time of the year, though May, June, and September strike an appealing balance, promising sunny weather but fewer crowds. Summer is prime visitor season, and tourist numbers and temperatures both peak in July and August. During these months, come first thing in the morning to avoid the afternoon rush.

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Navigating Diocletian’s Palace

Finding your way around the alleyways, hidden courtyards, and twisting and turning streets can be difficult for first-timers. Use the gates to help get your bearings: Golden Gate is located in the north wall, Bronze Gate (or Brass Gate) in the south, Silver Gate to the east, and Iron Gate to the west. Kresimirova Street, Split’s Decumanus Maximus, runs directly between the east and west gates, dividing the palace in two: To the south was the emperor’s imperial residence, while the northern section housed soldiers and servants.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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