Eastern (Silver) Gate
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,85,129 contributions
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    Eastern Entrance to Diocletian's Palace
    This is the eastern gate into Diocletian’s Palace. Even though it’s in ruins, its size is impressive and a reminder of the grandeur that it once was. There used to be two walls as part of a defensive system, but only one remains and it’s of a typical Imperial Rome design and still retains 2 niches, which most probably housed sculptures.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,347 contributions
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    Impressive roman era gate (Silver gate entrance) of the Diocletian's palace.
    This gate is just up from the Green market and is an impressive entrance probably closest to the Peristyle of the Diocletian's palace. It is one of the four gates for the Diocletian palace. It is an impressive arched Romanesque gate typical of the Roman era and was part of the defensive structure / wall of the old city / palace. Check out all four of the gates as they are an amazing part of the cities history.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • CatharineB
    Ottawa, Canada1,613 contributions
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    One of Four
    The Silver gate, or in Roman the Porta Orientalis, was used to enter the Palace from the east. The Silver Gate was one of the four gates of Diocletian's palace, of its past opulence today little is left, it still retains the charm of history. This gate was a secondary gate of Diocletian's Palace and was located in the middle of the east wall. Made up of two parts, an outer and inner gate designed as a defensive system the architecture was less ornate and decorative that the Golden Gate located in the north wall of the palace, but still retains 2 niches, which most probably housed sculptures. Like the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate was located between two octagonal towers, and beside them, there were four more towers which oversaw the eastern gateway to the palace. Entering through this gate, passers-by can still walk on the original ancient paving of the Decumanus, which the subjects of Diocletian once walked on. It is also the closest gate to the Cathedral and the Peristyle.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
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    Impressive Roman style gate
    Eastern gate really nice to see, gate has lots of history to it. Great to have a guide to explain the significance of this gate and how the t fits in with the city itself. Good to see all four gates for contrast view.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 August 2023
  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain20,491 contributions
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    Very big and beautiful gate
    Eastern (Silver) Gate is one of the main gates in the wall of the old town of Split, in Dalmatian Coast. It is a big gate, which if you cross, you arrive to the cathedral. Very nice stone structure to enter.to the old town or Diocletian's Palace. (See also Old Split)
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 September 2023
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,491 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Eastern (Silver) Gate is one of the main gates in the wall of the old town of Split, in Dalmatian Coast. It is a big gate, which if you cross, you arrive to the cathedral. Very nice stone structure to enter.to the old town or Diocletian's Palace.
(See also Old Split)
Written 26 September 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
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Feb 2023 • Solo
Eastern gate really nice to see, gate has lots of history to it. Great to have a guide to explain the significance of this gate and how the t fits in with the city itself.

Good to see all four gates for contrast view.
Written 28 August 2023
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,613 contributions
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May 2023 • Couples
The Silver gate, or in Roman the Porta Orientalis, was used to enter the Palace from the east. The Silver Gate was one of the four gates of Diocletian's palace, of its past opulence today little is left, it still retains the charm of history. This gate was a secondary gate of Diocletian's Palace and was located in the middle of the east wall.

Made up of two parts, an outer and inner gate designed as a defensive system the architecture was less ornate and decorative that the Golden Gate located in the north wall of the palace, but still retains 2 niches, which most probably housed sculptures.

Like the Golden Gate, the Silver Gate was located between two octagonal towers, and beside them, there were four more towers which oversaw the eastern gateway to the palace.

Entering through this gate, passers-by can still walk on the original ancient paving of the Decumanus, which the subjects of Diocletian once walked on. It is also the closest gate to the Cathedral and the Peristyle.
Written 28 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,347 contributions
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Mar 2023
This gate is just up from the Green market and is an impressive entrance probably closest to the Peristyle of the Diocletian's palace.
It is one of the four gates for the Diocletian palace.
It is an impressive arched Romanesque gate typical of the Roman era and was part of the defensive structure / wall of the old city / palace.
Check out all four of the gates as they are an amazing part of the cities history.
Written 22 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This is the eastern gate into Diocletian’s Palace. Even though it’s in ruins, its size is impressive and a reminder of the grandeur that it once was. There used to be two walls as part of a defensive system, but only one remains and it’s of a typical Imperial Rome design and still retains 2 niches, which most probably housed sculptures.
Written 28 May 2023
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,737 contributions
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Oct 2022
One of the four gates used to enter Diocletian's Palace. The arched gateway is quite grand and makes for an impressive entry onto a wide boulevard
Written 16 November 2022
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Epic Traveller
Derby, UK1,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Amazing entrance into the city, starts off a really nice side of town, little restaurants and good ice cream parlours 🍨🍨
Written 8 June 2022
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Amazing architectural.

The Silver Gate, “Porta orientalis” is their Roman name. These gates were used to enter the palace from the east towards the west, through the main street, decumanus, all the way to the Iron Gate and to Pjaca, the central city square.

The Silver Gate was more modest in its decorations than the Golden one, and it was closed from the Middle Ages till 1952, only to be thoroughly reconstructed during the destruction of the Baroque church Dušica.

On each side of the gate the remains of the octagonal towers are visible, hence making it easy to imagine the beauty of the construction and the strength of the control over the entrances from the north, east and west.

Entering through those gates the passersby, even today, have the opportunity to walk the original ancient pavement on decumanus, walked also, so many years ago, by the Diocletians subjects.

Silver Gate has recently enriched its history with the greatest event for all the Split Catholics, when in the year 2000 Pope John Paul II passed through them admiring the beauty of St Domniuses Cathedral where he later prayed.
Written 13 April 2022
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sightingsarah
Lendava, Slovenia1,686 contributions
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Jul 2021 • Couples
This gate is a great entrance near one of my favorite bars and my favorite coffee. It’s a beautiful entrance to the amazing stone city.
Written 3 April 2022
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starlightShanghai
Victoria, Canada4,600 contributions
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Dec 2021
Of the four gates leading into Diocletian’s Palace, the Silver Gate is perhaps the most Romanesque. Topped by arches and decorated with now-empty niches, this gate is the most beautiful and in certain lighting actually does look silver.

What’s even more of an attraction is the feline ‘Keeper of the Silver Gate’. The first time I saw this puss, it gave me a look that still has me chuckling. Every time I’ve passed through the Silver Gate, this puss is ‘on duty’.
Written 31 December 2021
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