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The Peristyle was the central square of the palace where several temples were located. The emperor appeared on it under the architrave arch. As he was celebrated as the son of Jupiter, the peasants approached him kneeling and bowing to the floor, kissing the hem of his crimson mantle. Because of Diocletian, the colour purple became the colour of emperors. Symbolically, granite pillars were of the same colour. In the 13th and 14th century the Peristyle became a religious center, and a new town square with the Town Hall (Piazza) was built there. In the western part of the palace, aristocratic families Grisogono, Skočibušić and Cipci built palaces in Renaissance and Gothic style. Because of its beauty and good acoustics, the Peristyle has become a unique stage for various theatrical and musical performances.
Category: Museum Art Palace, Other attractions, Old town,
Peristil Square (old town), Split 21000
43.50827, 016.44021 (43°30’29.8″N, 016°26’24.8″E)
GPS coordinates: 43.50827, 016.44021 (43°30’29.8″N, 016°26’24.8″E)
Address: Peristil Square (old town), Split 21000
The Peristyle Square is located in Diocletian’s Palace, next to the Cathedral of St. Duje.
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Dioklecijanove palače koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Splita. Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema trgu Peristilu koji se nalazi kod Dioklecijanove palače, odmah do katedrale sv.
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