Split, Croatia: The Diocletian’s Palace

Split Photography Location – Walk through history

An ancient fortress by the Mediterranean Sea once home to a Roman Emperor, Split’s Diocletian Palace is a mighty sight.

As my suitcase wheels struggled over the stone streets it was quickly obvious just how worn and trodden they were. Having done little research prior to arriving in Split, I was completely surprised by the beauty and history gleaming before me.

Diocletian’s Palace was built at the turn of the fourth century by Diocletian, a Roman Emperor who settled here after giving up the throne to live by the sea in what was then known as the Illyrian province of Rome.

Today it’s the Croatian city of Split and inside the palace walls are 300 buildings now home to boutique apartments, stores and historic ruins to explore.

There will be many more photos on the way from my adventures in Croatia but to kick things off here is a little teaser into my 24hrs in Split…

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Split photographed from the Bell Tower of Saint Domnius…a hairy climb up narrow open sided stairs!


The Bell Tower of Saint Domnius.


As the sun set over Split, this couple had a little alone time on top of the most beautiful terrace (in my opinion) in the city…


The Adriatic Sea at dusk


The Port of Split is a hive of activity and I attempted to slow this down with a little artsy photo.


This impressive dome sits within the Diocletian’s Palace and is my number one location for photos! So many creative possibilities in here!

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Your photos are so incredible! Thanks for some wonderful inspo!! x

Thanks so much Kayla, wonderful to hear…where are you thinking of travelling next?

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