Diocletian’s Palace is a large palace in Split, it was built during Roman times for Emperor Diocletian. The term palace is used loosely as the palace is more of a fortress. The building was built with Neoclassical architecture and was built as a home for Diocletian after he decided to retire. The Palace is now a world heritage site. There are 220 buildings within the palace boundaries, home to around 3000 people. The tight streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted, others thumping with music from bars and cafes. The Palace has recently seen a spike in its fame due to hit television show Game of Thrones being filmed there. The show uses one of the rooms as a throne room for Daenerys which features heavily throughout the show, it was also the filming location of a famous scene ‘kill the masters.
The palace is in the downtown area of Split and easily accessible on foot.
Opening Times and Admission
You can enter the palace for free although access to the basements of the main palace area is ticketed and those tickets come with a fee.