Discover the city of the emperor Diocletian who, originated from a modest family named Diokles, rose up to a Roman emperor. In the last years of his life, the emperor decided to live in today’s city of Split where he had his fortress villa built, named after him Diocletian’s palace. He was known as a great reformer of the Roman Empire as he was the one who came up with a concept "rule by four". Diocletian was also known as the only emperor who, without being forced, stepped down from the throne. Considering himself a God he issued anti-Christian edicts and persecuted Christians.
A walking tour with a licensed tourist guide, lasting approximately 60 minutes, offers the best way to learn about the rich heritage of the long history of the city Split. Learn the history of the city foundations, the roman emperor Diocletian and all the secluded alleys that played an integral part of the everyday life of people living in the city more than 1700 years ago.
Split walking tour begins at the Southern Gate, precisely in front of the city map with a short introduction to the history of the palace – city. Having entered the Palace, we will walk around the impressive Basement of the Diocletian’s palace through which we continue towards the Peristil where we encounter the entire luxury of the emperor – architect. There is his Mausoleum – the oldest Cathedral in the world, St. Domnius, the baptistery – the temple of Jupiter, Egyptian sphinges, Vestibul, than following the Cardo street we arrive to the Golden Gate and the bishop Grgur of Nin.
St. Anthony the Abbot, Adam and Eve as well as Voćni trg (the Fruit Square) are a waiting for us.