When I saw a property on Airbnb that let me stay in Diocletian’s Palace during my trip to Split a few weeks ago, I immediately clicked “book.” I mean, all my inner princess fantasies were finally going to come true!
To just debunk a few misconceptions: Diocletian’s Palace isn’t your typical palace. I would describe it as a small city within the city of Split. The streets remind me so much of Venice…tiny, crooked, dead ends all the time, and streets with multiple names. Also, it is seriously a photographer’s paradise. I’m not sure if I liked it more at day or at night!
Diocletian’s Palace was built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian around 300 AD and was meant to be his retirement home. It is considered the most important cultural and architectural structure in Split as well as the entire region. Additionally, it is the most intact Roman palace in the world!
Most people now recognize Diocletian’s Palace as a filming location for the fourth season of “Game of Thrones.” I’ll be honest, I don’t watch the show at all…haha. But seriously, how gorgeous is Diocletian’s Palace?!?!
So what’s your favorite: by day or by night?