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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with a lot of sites in this area of the world, each building has layers of narratives to know about. What you are seeing is not just one thing, but a series of events. The Temple of Jupiter built around 300 ad and then...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Making my way back within the walls, I stopped at the Baptistry of St. John, originally the Temple to Jupiter. The panels surrounding the font looked medieval, vaguely Celtic. Three fairly simple stone sarcophagi stood along the walls. A very contemporary-looking bronze of St. John...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typically included with the church and crypt, it is a small building with great carvings inside and out. Stay a bit and let your eyes accommodate so you don't miss anything. By all means, look UP

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was once part of the Diocletian's Palace dedicated to Jupiter. As perhaps one of the last Roman temples to have been built it is quite interesting.The podium is elevated and there are carved reliefs all around as also a sphinx at the entrance. Also...More

Thank Pahari
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Diocletian, who claimed to be a reincarnation of the Roman God Jupiter, had this mostly intact building erected to honor his eponymous deity. Today, it serves as the Baptistery for the Cathedral and houses a monumental sculpture of John the Baptist. The original barrel-vaulted ceiling...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We were intrigued by this building when we came across it and had no issues paying the entrance fee. Expected to visit a large building, except were startled to find a small room with a statue of John the Baptist and a baptismal font inside....More

Thank Joyce Michele M
Reviewed 23 September 2018

The Temple was built from 295 to 305 AD as part of the palace to honor the cult of Jupiter. It is located in the proximity of the Peristyle, the central square of the palace. When Diocletian retired and moved into the palace, the temple...More

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

As the ticket for entrance into the cathedral and bell tower also includes the temple of Jupiter, it is worth a quick visit. Not much to see but worth a flying visit as located right by the cathedral.

Thank CraigE1119
Reviewed 19 September 2018

One of the main sights within the Diocletian Palace area. Good photo opportunity if the crowds are not bad. Recommend.

Thank packcal
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The place isn't bad but I think that when you compare the price to some big monuments around the world you get really mad. It's too expensive to see one statue inside of a small room without any context.

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I must have got mixed up with another review, thanks for pointing this out.
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