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Emperor Diocletian's Palace (Dioklecijanova palaca) description and photos - Croatia: Split. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Dioklecijanova palaca.
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In the III century, Emperor Diocletian built a huge fortress on the coast, the area of which exceeded 4500 square meters. Here the emperor spent his last years of his life. 300 years later, behind its high walls, residents of Salona (the former name of the city of Split) were looking for protection from the attacks of the Avars and Slavs.
Most of the palace collapsed over time, the main entrance, the Golden Gate, the Church of St. Martin, Bronze and Iron gates and Peristyle (colonnade that surrounded the palace). Under Diocletian, various festivals and ceremonies were held in Peristyle, and now during the festivals there are theatrical performances.
In the basements of the Sea Gate, you can see the vaults of walls made of stone blocks and brown bricks, resting on square columns. These premises are now favored by sellers of local souvenirs.
In the northeastern part of Diocletian's palace, there is the Papalich Palace, built in the middle of the 15th century. Juraj Dalmatian. It was Papalichi, the famous humanists of their time, who first began to collect local antiquities. This is how the City Museum appeared with a very interesting exposition.
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