Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace

Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace

Vestibulum of Diocletian's Palace
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,666 contributions
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    Another beautiful part of the Diocletian's palace
    Just up from the cathedral you'll find the vestibulum. It was once an important reception hall for important guests being received into the palace. It had a domed roof but its now open to the sky and it is great when the sun is high and shining into the area.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Nikita V
    Heerlen, The Netherlands45 contributions
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    Beautiful but very busy
    I went there with my dad, just walking around on our own, we heard singing coming from this direction so we went to investigate. We couldn't even walk in because there were so many tourists already standing there. These people were part of walking tours and there were at least 4 different groups standing around these 2 men singing very beautifully. These men had an open briefcase where you could put money in, and after the song people would move on and take some pictures before they left. It was a beautiful place, but I wouldn't recommend going in when we did
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 September 2023
  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain21,486 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice round room close to peristyle
    Vestíbulum of Diocletian's Palace is located in the old town of Split (in fact, the old town is the Roman Diocletian's Palace). It is a round room with a dom, which has a hole in the center. Nowadays, it links the inner part of the palace and the perystile, which is a wonderful square. In the vestibulum, always there is people playing music, a very nice place to know. In fact, if you want to visit some museums, you shall go here. One of the important sightseeing points in the old town.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Laura T
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom7,658 contributions
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    one of the many great free sights to see inside Diocletians Palace and Old Town
    Once the formal entrance to the emperor’s apartments, this large round room has an open roof once covered by a dome. No decoration other than around the doorway but lovely brickwork and well preserved. Located just a few seconds walk away from the main area with the Emperors Peristil and also the cathedral (go up the steps to Vestibule rather than down into the vaults). All the things to see here are all within a few seconds walk of each other. An entrance to the substructures of Diocletians Palace is here too and the ticket office where you can buy tickets to the church etc. The Triclinium is maybe a 1 minute walk, more depending on how bad the crowds are! It is recommended to spend a couple of minutes in the vestibule, you won't need any more than that to have a look around and take a few photos. Apparently the acoustics are incredible here and you might just be lucky enough to hear ‘a cappella’ singers performing, but we did not. We visited during the day and also at night, when it was a little quieter, but always very crowded. You only really need half a day to explore and see all the sights of Diocletians Palace and Old Town, but we would recommend to return again on an evening to see the streets lit up and for a completely different experience (although sadly often just as crowded!)
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK7,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Once the formal entrance to the emperor’s apartments, this large round room has an open roof once covered by a dome. No decoration other than around the doorway but lovely brickwork and well preserved.

Located just a few seconds walk away from the main area with the Emperors Peristil and also the cathedral (go up the steps to Vestibule rather than down into the vaults). All the things to see here are all within a few seconds walk of each other. An entrance to the substructures of Diocletians Palace is here too and the ticket office where you can buy tickets to the church etc. The Triclinium is maybe a 1 minute walk, more depending on how bad the crowds are!

It is recommended to spend a couple of minutes in the vestibule, you won't need any more than that to have a look around and take a few photos. Apparently the acoustics are incredible here and you might just be lucky enough to hear ‘a cappella’ singers performing, but we did not. We visited during the day and also at night, when it was a little quieter, but always very crowded.

You only really need half a day to explore and see all the sights of Diocletians Palace and Old Town, but we would recommend to return again on an evening to see the streets lit up and for a completely different experience (although sadly often just as crowded!)
Written 26 November 2023
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CRPalma
Lisbon, Portugal137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Vestibulum can get quite busy during the day so I came back alone in the evening, when it is much easier to appreciate its beauty!
Written 2 October 2023
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Vestíbulum of Diocletian's Palace is located in the old town of Split (in fact, the old town is the Roman Diocletian's Palace). It is a round room with a dom, which has a hole in the center. Nowadays, it links the inner part of the palace and the perystile, which is a wonderful square. In the vestibulum, always there is people playing music, a very nice place to know. In fact, if you want to visit some museums, you shall go here. One of the important sightseeing points in the old town.
Written 26 September 2023
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Nikita V
Heerlen, The Netherlands45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I went there with my dad, just walking around on our own, we heard singing coming from this direction so we went to investigate. We couldn't even walk in because there were so many tourists already standing there. These people were part of walking tours and there were at least 4 different groups standing around these 2 men singing very beautifully. These men had an open briefcase where you could put money in, and after the song people would move on and take some pictures before they left. It was a beautiful place, but I wouldn't recommend going in when we did
Written 10 September 2023
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,627 contributions
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May 2023 • Couples
The link between the Peristyle and the imperial apartments of Diocletian's Palace, the vestibule was used to enter the residential part of the palace. It was the lobby area before entering the Diocletian’s apartment.

Today, nothing remains of this except the shell. Gone are the mosaics and marble cupola/roof and floor and until the 1950’s it was used for keeping poultry and cultivating vegetables.

In four niches, there were probably sculptures of Tetrarchs while today there aren’t any. The outer part of this room has a square shape while from inside it is circular – before it had a dome with a mosaic.

As this is an acoustic hall, it’s today a spot for local klapa signers to entertain tourists and locals.
Written 27 July 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,666 contributions
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Mar 2023
Just up from the cathedral you'll find the vestibulum. It was once an important reception hall for important guests being received into the palace. It had a domed roof but its now open to the sky and it is great when the sun is high and shining into the area.
Written 22 July 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
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May 2023
This atrium was the rotunda of Diocletian’s Palace and would’ve been used as a reception hall for receiving important guests. The vestibule has a circular plan, with a domed roof, although the roof is now open because the once extant closure is now gone. It’s actually nicer this way. On a clear day, the open dome is postcard picture perfect.
Written 27 May 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,307 contributions
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Apr 2023
A few seconds walk away from the cathedral (go up the steps rather than down into the vaults) reveals this large round room with an open domed roof. No decoration other than around the doorway but lovely brickwork and well preserved. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time.
Written 16 April 2023
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,736 contributions
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Oct 2022
Impressive round structure open to the sky, the Vestibule sits on the courtyard that opens to the Imperial Apartments. It is a quick walk thru but don't miss it.
Written 16 November 2022
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Christian J
Viby, Denmark4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The vestibulum is only a part of the remnants of the huge roman complex in split. Although a city has formed in and around the palace over the centuries, the remains of the original roman palace are abundant. I have visited both Rome and Pompeii, and I must say that Split can easily compete.
My family and I booked a guided tour, which is highly recommended. We had the pleasure of Zdenko Cvijetic, you can reach him on +385 97 71 19 791
Written 26 July 2022
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