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Town gate - Porta Caesarea

In the eastern walls of the initial town, the Dyggve’s urbs vetus (<), there was a large gate. It was studied firstly by F. Carrara in 1846, to be fully excavated by Bulić in 1906. Later on, a water duct was built over the gate, taking water to the town’s southern parts. For its monumentality, the gate was named picturesquely Porta Caesarea.

Both the gate and the walls next to it are evidently old. Heinz Kähler considers that they could have been built at the beginning of the first century A.D., i.e. in the last years of August’s rule (died in 14 A.D.). Then, at the time of the prefect P. K. Dolabella, the building of many major roads was commenced, some of them starting just from Salona and leading to the Delmat hinterlands, among other lands. They were built by the army, as this is testified by numerous monuments’ inscriptions, making the archaeologist F. Bulić who wittily commented: “Soldiers did not waste time in their camps as they do today in their tents all over Europe, dealing only with arms in preparations to slaughter the mankind.”

One of the Salonitan roads went westward and another went eastward, leaving the initial town by this very gate. When the town was extended eastward, a large residential complex (>) was built by the gate, studied in 1969-1971 (N. Cambi and the author of this book). Further to the north, in the fourth century, the Christian bishopric centre was built (<). This has been a subject of interest to the Salonitan monument researchers for almost a century now.

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The Amphitheatre

A: Don Frane Bulić bb, Solin
T: 00385 21 212 900

Opening hours:
April 1st- September 30th
Moday to Saturday 09:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Sunday 09:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

October 1st – March 31st
Monday to Friday 09:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Ticket price:
20 Croatian kuna adults and 10 Croatian kuna children and students
10 Croatian kuna Split card users
Memebers of ICOM, HMD, HAD and ICOMOS: free admision

The old mill Gašpina mlinica

A: Gašpina mlinica, Solin
T: 00385 95 9146 188, Tomislav Poljak

Ticket price: 15 kn adults, 10 kn children (agency price upon request)

Opening hours:Mondays - Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

St.Mary's Island

A: Gospin otok 1, Solin
T: 00385 21 210 646

Ticket price: Free admision

Opening hours: Upon request

Gradina fortress

A: Kralja Zvonimira bb, Solin
T: N/A

Ticket Price: N/A

Opening hours: N/A

Tusculum museum

A: Don Frane Bulić bb, Solin
T: 00385 21 212 900

Opening hours:
April 1st – September 30th
Moday to Saturday 09:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 09:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


October 1st – March 31st
Monday to Friday 09:00 a.m. – 15:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Ticket price: 20 Croatian kuna adults and 10 Croatian kuna children and students
10 Croatian kuna Split card users
Memebers of ICOM, HMD, HAD and ICOMOS: free admision

Hollow church

A: Put Majdana bb, Solin
T: N/A

Ticket Price: Free admision

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