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Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius

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Address: Kraj Sv. Duje 5, Split, Croatia
Phone Number: 021 342 589
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Worth the climb

We were here in October 2015 during a rainy day so headed up the tower - one of our group is a bit claustrophobic and the first set of stairs are quite narrow, but one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TheLush101
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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were here in October 2015 during a rainy day so headed up the tower - one of our group is a bit claustrophobic and the first set of stairs are quite narrow, but one of the guides talked her into walking up them as they don't last for long. Once you're out on the gallery, you then start to... More 

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Adelaide
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I can understand there being a need for a break over the slow period, important attractions such as this should be available most of the time. It's a large part of what is advertised as part of the heritage of the city and so disappointing when travelled there and closed

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Balmain, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful buildings, well maintained, and cobblestone streets. A romantic place to visit and bells go off all the time!

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's ironic that this Cathedral was once a temple of the Emperor Diocletian one of the great persecutors of Christians and now a Roman catholic church. Not large by any means but oozes with history and the 25kuna entry is worth it. If you're up to it spend the extra 15kuna and climb the bell tower to get a bird's... More 

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Perth
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266 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The tower is visible all over town and this of course means you get amazing views when you get to the top. While there are probably not that many steps they are almost twice the height of normal steps for the first half of the climb, there is also a section with no handrails so makes it a bit of... More 

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New Orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The cathedral has been built in the mausoleum where Diocletian was buried. Since he had fiercely persecuted Christians, during his tenure, no one thought twice about unceremoniously removing his sarcophagus and turning the space into this cathedral. The Tower, which is visible from just about everywhere in town and surrounding areas. is a beautiful one. It gives Split its unique... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Short hike up and offers some great views of area. But is not the prettiest of cathedrals and tower itself is so so. Not sure worth the fee charged. I'd rate the tower over the cathedral.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

After you reach the top you have a real stunning view over split. its a must do there ! Dont be afraid of heights since the steps look a little washy.

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indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The cathedral is a lovely building from any angle on the outside. But it's particularly eye popping from the inside with it's golden angles facing each other on the altar. The views from the tower are worth the climb. I suggest going here after exploring the town to see where you've been and where you might have missed.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

It was a town & walls that Roman remains & designs. Certainly if u been to Greece or Rome this is a small replica. But it is nice to merge with the local settings & culture. We spent a lovely morning exploring this beautiful coast & their morning X'mas market.

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