This building near the main entrance to the ruins of the ancient city of Salona was built by the site's ground-breaking archaeologist Monsignor Frane Bulić in 1898 as a base for his research. The downstairs drawing room is decorated in an ancient Roman style, incorporating early Christian motifs. It now has displays on the early archaeology undertaken here, while the entrance hall serves as the main ticket office for the complex.

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1. Manastirine

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Numerous sarcophagi are scattered about this part of ancient Salona, situated between the car park and the museum. It was a burial place for Christian…

2. Salona


The ruins of the ancient city of Salona, situated at the foot of the mountains just northeast of Split, are the most archaeologically important in Croatia…

3. Episcopal Centre

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This section of the ruins of ancient Salona includes a three-aisled, 5th-century cathedral with an octagonal baptistery, and the remains of Bishop…

4. Baths

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The remains of the public baths of the ancient Roman city of Salona.

5. Porta Caesarea

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This 1st-century eastern city gate was later engulfed by Salona as the city spread eastwards. Grooves in the stone road left by ancient wheels can still…

6. Five Martyrs Basilica

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Just outside the ancient walls of Salona is this ruined basilica. It was built on the site of an early Christian cemetery where the remains of some of…

7. Theatre

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At Salona very little remains of the Forum, the large square that was the administrative, economic and religious centre of every Roman city. More…

8. Amphitheatre

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Salona's huge 2nd-century amphitheatre was partly destroyed in the 17th century by the Venetians to prevent it from being used as a refuge by Turkish…