The aqueduct was built in the AD 300s, and was probably damaged as early as the 5th century, during the Gothic wars around Salona and the Palace, and was partially restored to serve a new purpose, that of road. This find confirms the assumptions already started according to which the western and eastern thermae in the Palace itself fell out of use very early on.
A nine-kilometer long aqueduct brought an ample supply of water from Jadro near Solin. Capacity 1,100.000 m3 per day, enough for 173000 inhabitants.
The reason for such a huge aqueduct was; the gynaeceum Iovensis-a military factory, in which woolen uniforms were made, in the northern part of Diocletian palace.
Diocletian Palace (UNESCO heritage) - the historic center of Split is built around the remains of this Roman palace. The palace has well preserved main streets cardo and decumanus. Roman palace is enriched with some gothic and reinassance buildings which makes a perfect match. Palace has 4 monumental gates Porta Aurea (Golden gate), Porta Argenta (Silver gate), Porta Ferrea (Iron gate) and Porta Aenea (Brass gate). It is probably the best preserved Roman palace in general.
The restoration of the aqueduct was mooted in the mid-19th century.
Diocletian's architect had achieved the greatest possible length in conjunction with the smallest possible work on subterranean constructions and arches above the ground - which spoke of exceptionally skilled geometers and engineers.
For additional information and prices, please contact our Sales & Marketing department:
- Domovinskog rata 49a
- 21000 Split, Croatia
- T +385 21 200 000
- F +385 21 200 100
- e-mail: email@example.com