Diocletian Palace - Iron Gate

Iron Gate

On the opposite side of Decumanus street lies the Iron Gate, or as they were once called, Porta Occidentalis, the Western Gate.

Another name they bore was Porta principalis sinistra, meaning “The main gate on the left”, placing this entrance as the secondary entrance to the palace. These are the best-preserved gates of the royal complex that was Diocletian’s palace.

Today it’s leading out onto the lively People’s Square, and is located right under the city clocktower – which upon closer inspection you will see has 24 numbered hours, instead of 12!