Aqueduct of Diocletian

Split, Croatia

The Aqueduct of Diocletian is an ancient Roman aqueduct near Split, constructed during the Roman Empire to supply water to the palace of the emperor Diocletian. The Aqueduct of Diocletian was constructed between the end of 3rd and beginning of the 4th century AD, at the same time as the palace.

The aqueduct took water from the river Jadro, 9 kilometres northeast of Diocletian's Palace, today Split's city centre, and brought water to the Palace over a height difference of 13 m. Another aqueduct took water from the same source to Salona.

The aqueduct was destroyed in the invasion of Goths in the middle of 6th century and did not work for thirteen centuries after that.

The first reconstruction of the aqueduct took place during the reign of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1877–1880). The Diocletianic aqueduct was abandoned in 1932, when the modern water station was built in Kopilica, a peripheral area of Split. The best-preserved part of the aqueduct near Dujmovača (Solin) has a maximum height of 16.5 m and a length of 180 m.

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Founded: 4th century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Croatia

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pts pts (5 months ago)
Very good pictures from 1 area only. You can climb on top and walk around it for a short way.
Steve Fletcher (6 months ago)
Again great to see things like this and you can even walk up and walk where water once flowed
Fran Rajkovic (12 months ago)
Very nice for a short stay.
Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (2 years ago)
The Diocletian Aqueduct is an ancient Roman aqueduct near Split, Croatia constructed during the Roman Empire to supply water to the Palace of Emperor Diocletian. The Diocletian Aqueduct was constructed between the end of 3rd and beginning of the 4th century AD at the same time as the palace. The aqueduct took water from the Jadro River, 9 kilometres northeast from the Diocletian's Palace (today's Split city centre) and brought water to the Palace over a height difference of 13 m. Another aqueduct took water from the same source to Salona. The best-preserved part of aqueduct near Dujmovača (Solin) has a maximum height of 16.5 m and a length of 180 m. The Diocletian aqueduct was destroyed in the invasion of Goths in the middle of 6th century and did not work for thirteen centuries after that. The first reconstruction of the aqueduct took place during the reign of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1877–1880). The aqueduct was abandoned in 1932, when the modern water station was built in Kopilica, a peripheral area of Split. The aqueduct is currently being restored.
Tonko Lacmanovic (2 years ago)
It is hard to beleive that we are partly still using something built by Romans and how beautiful it is in its architecture as well.
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