A little history about Split and Diocletian's Palace around which the town is built.
Emperor Diocletian was Dalmatia's most outstanding contribution to the Roman empire. When he retired to his birthplace (Salona, near Split) he decided to built this monumental fortified palace.
He began in 295 and for ten years oversaw the quarrying of stone from neighbouring Brac and the construction of his palace. It measures 215m from east to west and the walls are 26m high. Poised between the classical and the medieval Christian civilisation, Diocletian's Palace is a compendium of all the styles that preceded it.
The palace is now a commercial and residential centre, a development which dates to the 7th century when nearby residents fled to the walled palace to escape invading barbarians. (This is taken from
This one of the older doors in Split, in Diocletian Palace.
Our holiday in Split, Croatia has been a great opportunity to check out beautiful architecture and buy fantastic handmade lace, pottery and art. One of my favourite hobbies is to take photographs of doors. Last year I wrote a blog about Dutch doors in Amsterdam. ( Its a lot less boring than it sounds...honest).
Love the panels on this door. But hate the colour.