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Classic Walking Tour of Split

Diocletian's Palace and beyond!

For more than 1700 years, the streets and alleyways of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace have been continuously inhabited. Home to nobility, adventurers, gentry and common folk, everywhere you look you can still see and feel the centuries. From sphinxes that the Romans brought from Egypt to remarkably preserved Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque palaces, Diocletian's Palace is a treasure. What makes the palace a unique piece of living history is not only its ancient marble-lined streets and alleyways, but the more than 3,000 people who live here; who buy their fish at the local market, take their kids to the Riva promenade for a walk, and hang out their wash on 1,200 year-old balconies.
To really appreciate its extraordinary complexity, we begin with an overall orientation. The Palace itself was built between 298-305AD and still is one of the finest examples of the architecture of the late Empire. With numerous unique landmarks in mind, we'll start in the basement substructure. It is so remarkably preserved that it helped archaeologists understand not only how the palatial buildings above were built and what they were used for. Next, the heart of the palace, the Peristil is our stop along with incredible spaces within the former Emperor's quarters. From here we will wander through the four quarters of the palace, stopping to meet a local artist, have an espresso or two and learn the mystery and magic of what makes this palace one of UNESCO's most celebrated World Heritage Sites!
As enjoying life to the fullest is one of the key philosophies of Split lifestyle, your guide will also point out the prime locations in Split for enjoying local foods, wine and espresso, as well as for getting some authentic Split mementos to always remind you of this great day in Split.

Inclusions

Collection from your hotel, villa or private apartment in Split by our English speaking professional guide, entrance tickets to 2 attractions.

Quick facts

Available year round
9:30 AM departure from your hotel or other meeting place (can be adjusted) 
Suggestion - 5 PM departure when the crowds are gone
Walking tour is about 1,5 - 2 hours long (can be adjusted) 
Bring camera, sports shoes, sun screen...
Please let us know if you have difficulties walking so we can adjust the route

Cost

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Peristil

The heart of the Diocletian's Palace, Peristil, is located at the intersection of the old city main streets cardo and decumanus, but also at the strategic location between the Emperor's residential and public quarters. Peristil is bordered by some of the most remarkable sights in Split: the former Emperor's speaking balcony, the Split cathedral, the Sphinx.
Today, Peristil makes a beautiful open sky theatre and concert stage, as well as a vital part of the everyday life in Split.

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