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Split

Walking Tour of Split with a ‘Magister’ of History

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Tour Itinerary

Bronze Gate - Meeting Spot
Bronze Gate - Meeting Spot

The meeting spot is at the Bronze Gate of Diocletian's Palace. That is the southern seaside entrance from the Promenade (Riva) to the Palace. You can also search the address 'Obala hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 22'. The easiest way to reach it is to find the Promenade (Riva) first and then go towards the Bronze Gate, as they are near the seafront.

Diocletian's Palace
Diocletian's Palace

The tour is done within and around Diocletian's Palace, which is actually the core and oldest part of the city of Split. It is a 1700-year-old palace of the retired Roman emperor Diocletian which, through interesting events, became the city of Split we have today. For 17 centuries people had been living on that same spot, building layers upon layers of still visible and persisting history integrated into the daily lives of its today's residents.

Basement Halls
Basement Halls

After the introduction outside the southern wall of the Palace, the tour starts by entering through the Bronze Gate into the Basement Halls. It is a huge, incredibly well-preserved complex of chambers underneath Diocletian's private quarters. We are passing only through one chamber, as the rest of the Basement is a museum.

Peristyle Square
Peristyle Square

After moving through the Basement Halls, we arrive at the main square of Diocletian's Palace - the beautifully preserved ancient Roman square. After explaining all of the interesting facts about it, the tour continues around the square to show all the interesting and iconic Roman structures.

Vestibule
Vestibule

We enter the Vestibule, a phenomenally preserved entrance of the private quarters of Emperor Diocletian.

Temple of Jupiter
Temple of Jupiter

After the Vestibule, the tour will stop at the nearby Temple of Jupiter to explain all the interesting facts about it. We will not enter inside the Temple as it is a Musem.

Decumanus Street and the Silver Gate
Decumanus Street and the Silver Gate

After we visit all the sites surrounding the square, we proceed towards the eastern Silver Gate of the Palace where we see the 1700-year-old Roman street and the Mausoleum that leans onto it.

Mausolem/Cathedral of St.Domnius
Mausolem/Cathedral of St.Domnius

The best view of emperor Diocletian's Mausoleum is from Decumanus Street. Today that is the Cathedral of St. Dominus with the beautiful belltower added to it as a landmark of Split. We stop by as the guide explains its importance, but we are not entering inside as it s a paid site.

The old northern medieval neighbourhood
The old northern medieval neighbourhood

We move north towards the main gate of the Palace, but on the way, we are passing through the old residential area of the Palace where we can see the medieval housing and the phenomenally preserved Papalić Palace - the best example of Venetian architecture in Split. There the guide explains the connection between Venice and Split.

The Golden Gate
The Golden Gate

After Papalić Palace, we go arrive outside of the Palace where we see the Golden Gate, the main entrance, and the entire northern wall. Here the guide also gives context to the historical expansion of the city of Split outside of the Palace shell.

Piazza Square
Piazza Square

The tour ends on Piazza Square (the People's Square) which is today's main square of the city of Split. From here, everything is at arms reach, because all streets eventually connect to here. The guide, alongside the conclusion, will give you further information on what to further explore in Split and around it.

Tour Highlights

  • Your guide has a Master's degree in history and he is a local from Split where he spent his entire life. Also, your guide combines the tour with the expertise gained as an ex-history teacher to make the most enjoyable and educational experience possible. The guide made his own 3D reconstructions of the sites you are visiting, which is a result of honest dedication to bringing the past to life as much as possible.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Tier 2 3 3 7
2 Tier 3 4 4 12
3 Tier 4 5 5 23
4 Tier 5 6 7 30
5 Tier 6 8 10 33
6 Tier 7 11 16 35
Bulk discount children
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Tier 2 3 3 7
2 Tier 3 4 4 12
3 Tier 4 5 5 23
4 Tier 5 6 7 30
5 Tier 6 8 10 33
6 Tier 7 11 16 35

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point is the Bronze Gate of Diocletian's Palace, which is the southern seaside entrance from Riva (promenade). The best way to reach it is to first find the promenade and then get to the Bronze Gate from the seaside. Also, you can type in the address 'Obala hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 22' and it will get you there.
Should I bring some water?
Yes, the tour is almost 2 hours long and during the hot summer days, it is smart to bring some water with you.
Are there any steps or staircases during the tour?
There is only one steep staircase of around 20 steps that we need to go through, Also, throughout the tour, there are a couple of small staircases here and there that need to be crossed.
Are we going to be visiting any Museums?
No, during the tour we do not enter into any paid sites.

Durations

2 hours

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