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)
We were delighted to learn the great history of Pagans and Christians . Ideal place for culture lovers
I enjoyed myself as we climbed upstairs to the bell and the view of the city was spectacular.
Great historical story of the cathedral and we loved our tour around the place and to the mausoleum and it was unforgettable.
Gorgeous cathedral with awesome architectural building that was catchy to the eyes and lovely.
The tower was amazing, climbing to the top to see the town view and its magnificent bell design were satisfying
The bell tower of this location speaks into the medeval heritage of this location. I had enrmous enjoyment touring this beautiful location.
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.
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