City of Split Continues to Improve Accessibility in Diocletian’s Palace, Old City Center

Daniela Rogulj

Vjekoslav Aljinović

In the past year and a half, the City of Split has done a great deal to adapt the public areas in the city center for people with disabilities. If you recall, back in March, a platform lift for disabled persons was set up between Marmontova and Prokurative, and over the last few days, a vertical platform lift has been implemented south of the staircase in front of the Silver Gate at Hrvojeva street, reports Dalmacija Danas on June 12, 2019.


Vjekoslav Aljinović

This is all thanks to the ‘Usefall project, UNESCO Site Experience For All’, which aims to facilitate the accessibility of Diocletian’s Palace and the old city center of Split. The total budget of the project amounts to 1,140,554.88 euro. The City of Split received 270,000 euro in grants for the ‘Usefall’ project, designed to improve access to frequented locations within Diocletian’s Palace. The project should be completed in June this year.

The project covers: 

– Lifts in the Center for Culture and Lifelong Learning at Golden Gate, a lift/platform at the eastern entrance to the historic core (at the Silver Gate of Diocletian’s Palace), and a platform lift and ramp on the west entrance to the historic core, with two passages from the Republic Square (Prokurative) to adjacent streets

– Creating maps with information on the accessibility of cultural facilities for persons with disabilities 

– Organizing workshops for tourist guides, representatives of associations, and cultural institutions to inform them about the maps

– Creating braille models for blind and partially sighted people 

You can see the vertical platform lift beside the staircase in front of the Silver Gate at Hrvojeva street below.




All photos by Vjekoslav Aljinović

For more information about Croatia’s accessibility, check out our overview of some city guides, blog impressions, and useful numbers on Total Croatia.

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