Category: Experience, Sights

Diocletian’s basement

Diocletian’s basement

Situated in southern quarter of palace, they are its most preserved part. They are built for izravnavanje of ground which descended towards sea, and their function was to uphold upper floor where emperor apartments were situated. Today, they show us the layout of rooms on first floor. Those are vaulted, bigger or smaller hall rooms and corridors between them. Their area is big as one eight of former palace area. Their cellars have different shapes: basilica, central, central-crossed, rectangular etc. Through their center goes corridor from Peristyle to sea entrance, tzv.porta aenea (Brass gate), port entrance of former palace. Western part of cellars is preserved in whole, and totally accessible for sightseeing. His eastern part has collapsed during Middle Age, but its bigger part is today opened and accessible to public. The real importance and what makes Split unique in the world is the fact that inside this impressive, monumental space, for almost 1500 years, you can find town, streets, hoses vividly living. The cellars are today used as attractive fair and exhibition area.

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