The Temple of Jupiter is an ancient Roman temple in Diocletian's Palace in the Croatian city of Split. It was built between 295 and 305 AD during the construction of the Palace and was dedicated to Roman god and Diocletian's divine father, Jupiter. It is thought to have been turned into Baptistery of St. John the Baptist in the 6th century, at the same time the crypt dedicated to St. Thomas was built. The temple still stands in some of its original form with the barrel roof still a fixture but the statue of St. John the Baptist was a late addition to it being the work of Ivan Mestrovic. The granite sphinx that sits outside the entrance to the temple was brought over by the Romans from Egypt in the 3rd century.
The temple is situated in Diocletian's Palace down one of the alleys connecting to the main square of the palace. The palace is situated in central Split and is accessible on foot.
Opening Times and Admission
The temple is open from 8 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday and 12.30pm to 6 pm on Sundays, with the admission price for the temple set at 10KN.