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Diocletianus Aqueduct

Dioklecijanov akvadukt
Diocletianus Aqueduct
Today's remains of Diocletian Aqueduct at Solin
Carries Diocletianus Aqueduct
Locale Solin, Split, Dalmatia, Croatia
Total length 9 km
Height 16.5 m
Construction end reign of Diocletian (3rd Century - 4th Century)

Diocletianus Aqueduct is an aqueduct in Split, Croatia constructed by the Roman Empire to supply water to the ancient Palace of Emperor Diocletian. The aqueduct was 9 kilometers long from the Jadro River to the palace.


The Diocletian Aqueduct was constructed between the end of 3rd century AD and beginning of the 4th century. The aqueduct length was about 9 km, a height difference of end points is 33 m.

The aqueduct took water from the Jadro River, 9 kilometers northwest from the Diocletian's Palace (today's Split city center) and brought water to the Palace and surrounding villages.

The best-preserved part of aqueduct near Dujmovača (Solin) has a maximum height of 16.5 m and a length of 180 m.

The Diocletian aqueduct was destroyed in the invasion of Goths in the middle of 6th century and did not work for thirteen centuries after that. The first reconstruction of the aqueduct took place during the reign of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1877–1880). The aqueduct was abandoned from 1932 when the modern water station Kopilica was built.

The aqueduct is currently being restored.

See also


  • Joško Belamarić: Dioklecijanov akvedukt, Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske, Uprava za zaštitu kulturne baštine, Konzervatorski odjel, 1999. Split, ISBN 953-6158-07-8.

External links

  • Dal-koning d.o.o.: Konzervatorski elaborat zaštite i obnove Dioklecijanovog akvedukta na lokaciji Brodarica-istok (Croatian)
  • Vjesnik, Joko Svalina:Dioklecijanovim akveduktom voda u rujnu (Croatian)
  • Vjesnik, Mira Jurković: Hrvatski kandidati za Unescovu listu svjetske baštine: Dioklecijanov akvedukt i starogradski ager (Croatian)

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