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Split: Entry Ticket to the Cellars of Diocletian's Palace

1. Split: Entry Ticket to the Cellars of Diocletian's Palace

Embark on an adventure and see the Diocletian’s Palace, the oldest core of the City of Split. Marvel at one of the best preserved and unique examples of Late Antiquity structures. Be inspired by its exceptional archaeological, historical and artistic value.  Discover a palace built on an inadequate geological base which was the main reason why the imperial residence was constructed above the monumental basement area. The cellars of the palace can be found within the southern half of the building. The floor plan mirrors the layout of Diocletian’s residence due to the fact that the structure in the basement acted as support for the walls above.  See the halls of the cellar which were used as entrance to the palace via waterway. Nowadays, the substructures present a significant and the largest preserved ancient complex of the underground vaulted premises in the world.  Game of Thrones fans might recognise this place as it has been used to shoot the scenes of the Slave City of Meereen. Some sequences have actually been shot in this very basement, come and see for yourself.

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Split: 4-Hour History Buff Guided Walking Tour

2. Split: 4-Hour History Buff Guided Walking Tour

Visit the must-see landmarks of Split in Croatia on a walking tour alongside a local guide. Learn all about the architecture and history of the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the Church of St. Martin, the cellars of Diocletian’s Palace, The Temple of Jupiter, and the Split City Museum. Discover the secrets of these ancient sites. Dive deeper into the historical and cultural context of these iconic structures and find out what makes them so unique. Wind your way through the historical city center and learn well-kept insider secrets of the city's past. Take a break en-route for a relaxed cup of traditional Dalmatian coffee.

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Split: City Museum Entrance Ticket

3. Split: City Museum Entrance Ticket

Discover the wonders of the Split City Museum on your vacation to Split. The museum is located in one of the city’s most famous landmarks, Diocletian’s Palace, which was built in the 15th and 16th centuries. Stroll around the museum at your own pace, and admire its stunning Gothic-Renaissance architecture, which includes richly-decorated ceilings, a picturesque courtyard, and an ancient wall. Wander around the museum’s three floors, and marvel at the collection of artifacts that are housed here. As you explore, travel back in time through the history of Croatia and learn about the prominent figures of its past.

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Split: Emanuel Vidović Gallery Entrance Ticket

4. Split: Emanuel Vidović Gallery Entrance Ticket

Head to the historic Split City Museum, home to the impressive Emanuel Vidović Gallery, which in 2008 was nominated for the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award. The gallery celebrates the legacy of Vidović, one of Croatia’s most influential artists, and preserves some of the painter’s most beloved artworks. On your visit, embark on a journey through Vidović’s career and discover how his art changed over the years. The artwork is also accompanied by a selection of items to help tell the story of his life.

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What people are saying about Split City Museum

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Stunning palace, lots of information, not that busy which was good and we had lots of space and time to move around the palace

There's a wealth of well organised information on the history of the palace and city. Lots of ancient artefacts on display.

It's good to walk through the cool basements in the heat! There is a free toilet. Quite extensive.

Nice museum showing how Split evolved over time - exhibits had English descriptions.

Interesting activity to do in addition to the bell tower / crypt / cathedral