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Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius

Address: Kraj Sv. Duje 5, Split, Croatia
Phone Number: 021 342 589
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Diocletian Palace Walking Tour and Optional Trip...
91%
Ranked #6 of 107 things to do in Split
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Monuments & statues, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Monuments & statues, Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Bogota, Colombia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This cathedral is interesting because it was built over the Diocletian's Place. Most Roman buildings had to be transformed to be considered not pagan by Catholicism. Nice place to see this.

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Windsor, Canada
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This Cathedral is stunning and beautifully preserved. Built about 1700 years ago on a site that was a church before it is claimed to be one of the oldest continuously used Christian sites in the world. We were persuaded to climb the tower for the view and while it was amazing it was also steep and a difficult climb that... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was nervous to climb the bell tower. There is one part -- stone steps -- where it is only wide enough for one person, either up or down. It is steep as well but only a couple of set of stairs. After the stone steps, there are metal steps screwed to the side of the tower. It looks rickety... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

St. Doimus cathedral with its tower is the best known sign of Split. Built inside the palace of the 1,700 year old Palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, the cathedral is the spot one should not miss. If in a good physical fitness please try to climb tiny stairs to the top of the tower. The view at the old... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A fascinating old chgurch built within the walls of Diocletian's palace. Well worth a visit and the view from the Bell Tower is well worth the climb.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While nowhere near the magnitude of the bell tower of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, the view from the top of this bell tower is impressive and offers a great view of the city and the Adriatic (which is beautiful) and well worth the price of admission and the hike up the stairs, which was mercifully not bad at... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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260 reviews 260 reviews
115 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you don't feel up to the steep climb up the tower, at least be sure to visit this small but very beautiful cathedral packed with religious and art treasures.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had a few hours free on a sunday afternoon in the Old City of Split and chose to walk to the top of the Bell Tower of St. Domnius. This certainly is one way to shake of jet lag! Recommended but be careful as the stairs are quite narrow and steep.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very small, and being repaired while we were there. Beautiful artwork and an ornate pulpit and altar. St. Domnius is buried there. Also paid to see the Temple of Jupiter, which we could have skipped - just a small, locked room. Did not climb the tower.

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Split-dalmatia County, Croatia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Make sure that you visit the cathedral by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the fourth century had built for his mausoleum, but as a persecutor of Christians after his death, they destroyed all his tracks. Now it's a cathedral. Duje which he gave to kill. The cathedral is the crypt of St. Lucy that opens only on St. Lucy. The... More 

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