Split

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only Roman residence to be continually occupied since its construction, Diocletian's Palace is located in the very centre of Split. Built as the Emperor's retirement home, the palace is over 1,700 years old. Filled with narrow corridors and courtyards, a leisurely stroll uncovers little charms like the Temple of Jupiter, stone sphinxes taken from Ancient Egypt, and a narrow street that's actually called: Please, let me pass. A visit to the palace's expansive basement reveals the structure's original layout when first built by the Romans.

The Palace is not a dead relic of fallen columns laying among the weeds. No. The 1,700 year-old palace remains the social center of Split. People continue to shop, eat, dance and live within its ancient walls (In fact, the palace is the oldest occupied Roman residence in the world!).

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