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Diocletian’s Palace
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Some 1,700 years on, the Emperor Diocletian would still recognise his palace – or the shell of it, at least. This vast, rectangular complex fell into disuse in the sixth century, 300 years after its construction as a grand retirement home by the locally born leader of the Imperial Guard. In AD 614 refugees flooded…

24hrs daily
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Katedral Sveti Duje
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Once the site of Diocletian‘s mausoleum, and still guarded by a granite sphinx from ancient Egypt, this octagonal building was converted into a church by the refugees from Salona. Through the Middle Ages, it was given finely carved doors, an equally beautiful pulpit and eventually a belltower offering a panoramic view of the palace. The…

8am-7pm Mon-Sat; after mass on Sun
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Split Zoo

Nicely located on Marjan hill, this low-key attraction offers something to take the kids to Split. It’s more of a farm than a fully blown zoological garden as you’d find in Zagreb, but the sundry domestic creatures – birds of prey, wolves – provide a mildly diverting hour or two.

May-mid Aug 8am-8pm daily. Mid Aug-mid Sept 8am-7pm daily. Mid Sept-mid Oct, last 2wks Mar 8am-6pm daily. 1st 2wks Mar, last 2wks Oct 8am-5pm daily. Nov-Jan 8am-4pm daily
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Statue of Grgur Ninski

This major landmark stands just outside the northern wall of the Diocletian’s Palace. It depicts Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin) in a characteristic pose, book in hand – this medieval clergyman was an early pioneer and promoter of the Slavic language for use in church. Renowned sculptor Ivan Meštrović was responsible for this imposing figure,…

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