Diocletian’s Palace

Around the year 300 it was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian. The palace is one of the best preserved imperial villas (which is actually a combination of the established facility and villas). It is also interesting because of impact of the construction of the Roman Near Eastern provinces on Roman architecture. On the other hand, since the fall of Salona Palace is the most famous ‘squatted’ building in Croatia. From the early Middle Ages its ‘updates’ last. The palace is not only important as a Roman building, but also as a building organism which carries a metamorphosis of the past century. Unfortunately, in recent times there were a lot of construction defects. The remains of the palace today are part of the historic center of Split, which is inscribed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in Europe from 1979.

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