Built in the 4th century, this palace has withstood time well, very intact for the period, and carefully (minimally) restored. It’s an odd story – apparently Diocletian built this huge palace, complete with an elaborate domed mausoleum for himself when he died. Trouble is he was a truly evil man – tortured and killed Christians. When he died, he was so hated by the populace that they ransacked the palace, taking all the valuables. They also removed his body from the mausoleum – no one knows where it is. Ironically, they turned the mausoleum into a Christian chapel. Touche, Dioclesian!!

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