In #Croatia, at the very heart of #Dalmatia, Diocletian created a special point on the map – the future city of #Split. The residence Diocletian built for himself was beyond comparison in his time. The palace was a massive structure and contains not only the palace itself but also buildings for housing the military garrison. The Emperor had a wish to enter his palace on a ship, without leaving the deck, so the lower tier of Diocletian’s #palace once was covered with water, and the ship of the Emperor was usually slowly passing between the columns and stopping among the vaulted rooms of the lower tier. The windows in the lower rooms are located near the ceiling – in case the water rises. During the ages, the sea receded, and a city emerged around the palace.
Today, the ruins of Diocletian’s palace are some of the most imposing Roman ruins, and certainly the main attraction of the city of Split, Croatia. For its unique past, the Old town of Split is included in the #UNESCO World Heritage List.
Although Diocletian spent just 10 years of his life there, his Palace survived many centuries and is still visited today. If you’d like to feel the echo of its antient glory, explore Split in your next jurney!