Jupiter temple

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The famous Scottish architect Robert Adam considered this temple one of the most beautiful European monuments. Rectangular floor plan, the temple served to celebrate the cult of Jupiter. It lies on an elevated podium, and in front of the temple stood a porch on six pillars. the vault influenced the early Renaissance architecture of Andrija Aleši and Nikola Firentinac in Trogir.

The transformation into the Baptistery took place in late antiquity, and a crypt dedicated to St. John the Baptist was built under the building. Tommy. At the beginning of the 13th century, a baptismal font was erected in the former temple, consisting of a pluteus of the altar partition (11th century), originally located in the cathedral. On one of the plaques there is a depiction of a Croatian king (Petar Kreshimir IV. Or Zvonimir), the earliest depiction of a European king in a medieval stone sculpture.

Today, the Baptistery is dominated by the Art Nouveau sculpture of St. John the Baptist, after whom the temple is named after the transformation, the work of Ivan Meshtrovich, and in front of it is placed one of the few completely or partially preserved granite sphinxes that Diocletian brought from Egypt. The font is available to visitors today, along with a ticket.

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Monuments

Location

Split

Place Location

Ul. Kraj Svetog Ivana 2, 21000, Split

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4.8
(4 reviews)
Camilla
The Art Nouveau Sculpture gave us a good background for our photos. Ideal place for photoshoots and honeymoons
Mateo
very good!!!
Anton
The temple is small, the exposition too. The age is impressive. In general, I like to visit everything there is, so it is worth visiting once.
Jason
A very ancient temple, not as luxurious as the temples of the 15-17th centuries, but it evokes certain emotions. I am sure that many of the exhibits have not survived, but he gives some impression of antiquity.
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