The Diocletian’s Palace & Split

We waited patiently for the bus to take us into Split along with quite a few other tourists and then the bus arrived on the opposite side of the road, so the bus driver waved us all across!

The Diocletian’s Palace, another World Heritage sight, is one of the most imposing Roman ruins in existence and the place where you will spend most of your time in Split. The labyrinth of streets are packed with bars, shops, restaurants and people (especially today as 2 cruise ships were in, one of them being the Queen Elizabeth). There are lots to photograph and just outside the entrance of the Golden Gate is a huge statue of Gregorius of Nin which you must rub his toe for good luck! You may also come across a couple of gladiators who look like they want to kill me judging by the way they are holding their sword!

You really just have to explore each street as you come across it and lose yourself as there is always a way out! The most spectacular sight is the Cathedral of St Domnius, together with its bell tower and the whole of the area surrounding this.

We took a very pleasant walk along the waterfront, filled with restaurants and cafe’s before one final meander through the Palace walls again.

The wait for the return bus was just as confusing as you all waited in one place and when the bus you wanted to catch turned up you all barged your way onto it and just like rush hour on the London tubes, we were all packed in like sardines with no air conditioning. Now we know how you commuters must feel.

Tomorrow we are planning to take the ferry to the Island of Brac for a couple of days rest and relaxation, or more depending on how we are feeling, at the popular Zlatni Rat beach.

4 thoughts on “The Diocletian’s Palace & Split

  1. Penny September 23, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    That Gregorius looks as though he needs a good pedicure!!! I forgot to mention that when I was in Manchester I had a lovelychat with actress Jenny Platts who played Violet in Corrie She is lovely ,her daughter Tilly is Leos friend She is married to Rupert who plays Jamie; Enjoy your trip to the Island of Brac xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  2. Alan and gloria September 23, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    Split and the Palace look lovely. Sounds like a great place to visit. X


  3. Kevin and Jill September 24, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    Enjoying the blog, Rosie – some really interesting looking places. Keep it up.


    • rosiepike September 26, 2013 / 6:26 am

      Thanks Kevin & Jill, great to see your comments.


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