Cathedral of St. Domnius


Among European cathedrals, Split has the oldest building - the mausoleum of the Roman emperor Diocletian. In it, at the end of the second millennium, history reconciles pagan ancient, Christian medieval and modern heritage. In the middle of the 7th century, the mausoleum of the Christian persecutor became a cathedral with altars with relics of St. Domnius and St. Stas, martyrs executed in nearby Solin. The cathedral bell tower (57 m) is the most original Dalmatian medieval building from the 13th century. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the bell tower was thoroughly renovated and slightly altered. Today, it is possible to climb the stairs to the top of the bell tower, which offers a spectacular view of the whole of Split.

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Ul. Kraj Svetog Duje 3, 21000, Split


(14 reviews)
very good!!!
We were delighted to learn the great history of Pagans and Christians . Ideal place for culture lovers
We got to the cathedral at 12:30 and it was very quiet. We wonder around a bit before we realized that you could go up to the top of the bell tower (free!); so up we went, up a very narrow spiral staircase, zig zagging our way up like drunken sailors; but it was worth it.
The medieval cathedral is rich of history and cultural heritage. It was fun to climb the stairs up towards the bell tower. I enjoyed the panoramic view of the whole Split from the top which was spectacular.The Cathedral offered magnificent architectural buildings whose sights are satisfying.The tour is still unforgettable.
this cathedral is simply a work of sheer beauty. the gates pillars even the service I attended was breathtaking. its a place that one has to visit
The exterior beauty of this church just stands out. The bell tower of this church, which is dedicated to Saint Domnius, is stunning. This church has styles from different ages both Romanesque and Medieval styles. I enjoyed touring this place and admiring its ancient structures and statues. Its interior design was spectacular. I really loved it
The visit to the Cathedral of Saint Domnius was fabulous and i had the chance to climb up the staircase to the location of the bell at the tower and enjoyed the dazzling views of the city and landscape. The Cathedral holds a a great medieval history and has a beautiful architectural building that poses as a major structure around. It has the ancient Roman touch with beautiful altar inside the cathedral.
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