Split: Porta Aurea

PortaAurea

One of four gates into the ancient Palace of Diocletian is Porta Aurea – Golden Gate. The ancient Roman palace was built between 295 and 305 AD for the emperor Diocletian to serve as a city palace, sea fortress and luxury villa.

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The Porta Aurea is on the north wall of the palace and was once richly decorated with sculptures and statues adorning the niches.

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Egg and dart decorates the carved stonework of the archway. The Palace of Diocletian is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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