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Diocletian palace

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A: Diocletian palace

by Darko Rom, 30 meters away

Diocletian palace

B: ethnography museum

by Darko Rom, 40 meters away

ethnography museum

C: Vestibul

by Darko Rom, 50 meters away

Vestibul in Diocletian palace


D: At Diocletian's Palace HDR

by Saulius Baublys, 50 meters away

Diocletian's Palace (Croatian: Dioklecijanova palača, pronounced [diɔklɛt͡sijǎːnɔʋa pǎlat͡ʃa]) is a b...

At Diocletian's Palace HDR

E: Split Old Town

by Igor Adamec, 60 meters away


Split Old Town

F: Diocletian palace

by Darko Rom, 60 meters away

Diocletian palace

G: Feeding the Birds, Split

by Thomas Krueger, 60 meters away

Sunday morning at the Riva, the sea promenade of Split.

Feeding the Birds, Split

H: Voćni trg (Fruit Square)

by Igor Adamec, 60 meters away

Official name of this square in Split old town is 'Trg braće Radić' (Square of Radić brothers), and t...

Voćni trg (Fruit Square)

J: Vocni square

by Darko Rom, 70 meters away

Vocni square

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