Diocletian’s Palace

This palatial complex in the heart of the city of Split is undoubtedly one of the most impressive historical sites you’ll come across in any European country. The network of buildings known as Diocletian’s Palace is a fully-functional Roman palace, and not only is this UNESCO site one of the most well-preserved Roman ruins on the continent, it still serves as the setting for modern city life. In fact, it’s almost a city within a city, given the number of marbled walkways, shops and cafes that line the palace walls; you’ll probably find that the rest of Split, although charming, pales in comparison.