Zeljezna Vrata
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,226 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Surrounding Diocletian's Palace, there are four gates. Zeljezna Vrata is the West Gate, often called the Iron Gate, and has with it an adjoined eleventh century Clock Tower. Part of excellent Old Town in Split.
Written 7 August 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,077 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Iron Gate is one of the main gates to enter.in Diocletian's Palace (the old town) of Split and it is located just next to the clock tower in a narrow street close to Narodni Square. Really it is a nice stone gate and if you can see the clock tower, the gate and the buildings, which surrounds this area, the picture is very nice from the Narodni Square. Very beautiful sightseeing point in the old town.
Written 27 September 2023
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Abovetheclouds
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Historical. Most people will just walk past. Pay attention and learn. The structure and detail are impressive. Stand back from far and then walk closer.
Written 6 June 2021
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Zeljezna Vrata (a.k.a.The Iron Gate, Porta Ferrea or in Roman times, Porta Occidentalis) is an arched gate in the middle of the west wall of Diocletian's Palace. There were four gates to the Palace, one in each compass direction: Gold (N), Silver (E), Brass (S) and Iron (W). All of the gates were locked at night for security. Roman towns and military camps followed a standard street grid with a main North-South street (the Cardo, which ran from the Golden gate to the Peristyle) intersecting the main East-West street (the Decumanus, running from the East gate to the West (Iron) gate). The ground level has an outer gate about 10m from an inner gate, both integrated with the defensive ramparts (called propugnaculum) of the Palace walls. Allegedly Legionnaires were punished by scourging or stoning outside the Iron Gate. The outer gate has a shallow arch above the main doors, and above that three open arches. Stairs led to a patrol corridor in the upper wall surrounding the Palace. The Roman guard room above the inner gate was later converted into a church originally dedicated to St. Teodora, but later known as the Church of Our Lady of Zvonik (Crkva Gospe od Zvonik). A pre-Romanesque bell tower was added in the 11th century, one of the oldest preserved bell towers on the Adriatic coast. The Iron Gate is now somewhat obscured by the Renaissance-era buildings crowded around it, and opens up to the Pjaca (a.k.a. Narodni trg or Split's National Square) to the west. Split's medieval clock tower is a few meters to the west of the gate, and there are abundant cafes, restaurants, gelato stands and souvenir stalls in the Pjaca. Iron gate is open to the public at all times with no entry fee.
Written 15 February 2019
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Jóna J
Iceland641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
A historic gate located by the City Clock and bears a lot of historic value. One of the places inside the old town that is worth exploring and learning!
Written 10 April 2018
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Andr3a1o
Zagreb, Croatia1,144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Just right next to the City Clock. West side of Diocletian's palace.
They used to be the enter to the Diocletian's sulfur spas, but also for the punishment of punished legionates for scourging or stoning.
Written 7 April 2018
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sugapapa
Nasushiobara, Japan7,704 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
He visited the old town of Split during his walk. The west gate of Diocletian's Palace. Looking up at the narrow alley, another post-medieval building clings to the arched structure. The old stone arches and ridges remain, so it is barely recognizable as a gate, but it is difficult to recognize it without a guide's explanation. It was originally used as a service entrance for soldiers because it stood in front of the barracks, but as the city expanded westward during the High Middle Ages, it seems to have lost its original defensive purpose and become part of an alley.
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Written 28 June 2024
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Karlsruhe53,521 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The Iron Gate, or in Croatian Zeljezna vrata or in Latin Porta Ferrea, is one of the four historic city gates to Diocletian's Palace. Right next to it is the Clock Tower and the People's Square makes for great photo opportunities.
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Written 21 January 2024
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