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Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius

Kraj Sv.Duje 5, Split 21000, Croatia
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Cathedral of Saint Domnius in Split Country Croatia Denomination Roman Catholic Architecture Style Ancient/Romanesque Years built 4th century Clergy The Cathedral of Saint Domnius (Croatian: Katedrala Svetog Duje), known locally as the Sveti Dujam or colloquially Sveti Duje, is the Catholic cathedral in Split, Croatia. The cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Split-Makarska, headed by Archbishop Marin Barišić. The Cathedral of St. Domnius is a complex of a church, formed from an Imperial Roman mausoleum, with a bell tower; strictly the church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the bell tower to Saint Domnius. Together they form the Cathedral of St. Domnius. The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, consecrated at the turn of the 7th century AD, is regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that remains in use in its original structure, without near-complete renovation at a later date (though the bell tower dates from the 12th century). The structure itself, built in AD 3
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Kraj Sv.Duje 5, Split 21000, Croatia
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It is a long walk up, but not nearly as long or as tiring as the trek up the bell tower of the Paris Cathedral Sacre Coeur. On a hot day the cool breeze is delightful and the view is spectacular. The mostly metal staircase...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cathedral of St. Dominus was even smaller than I had expected, and it was easy to see that it had originated as Diocletian’s mausoleum. The most distinctive feature was the golden altarpiece, which stood under an arch and could be viewed from both sides....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cathedral and Bell Tower in the old town easy to locate. A quaint church built within Diocletion's palace. The Bell Tower is quite a climb but absolutely worth the effort with 360 degree sweeping views of Split and the waterfront. One of the main attractions...More

Thank Dean K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would recommend climbing the stairs to the top of the Bell Tower as it boasts beautiful views of the city. For anyone suffering with Vertigo (thankfully I don’t) you may want to give this a miss, unless you feel you have the courage to...More

Thank Alexander M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went with friends and we sat in awe of the craftsmanship that went into making the cathedral. It is such a beautiful space. Especially liked the door near the exit which depicted the life of Jesus. We bought the ticket that included the cathedral, cryptic...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the world's oldest Catholic Cathedral with it's structure dating to 305AD. It was built as a mausoleum for Emperor Diocletian who achieved infamy as persecutor of the Christians. He was interred in 311AD, only six short years after completion of his fortress palace....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bit of a hike but worth it for the view. Not good if you don't like heights. Metal staircase was precarious in places. Price was okay (cannot remember exactly but I don't recall being appalled). Easy to locate in the Old Town.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If I didn’t trust the engineering of this country those stairs would have been the end of me. Some people aren’t go up but it’s entirely worth it to get up there and see the city.

Thank Benjamin R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buy the red ticket option to go the cathedral, treasury and the tower. Climb around 200 steps to the top of the tower. Beautiful views at the top!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting sites to see at the cathedral, the bigger ticket includes the bell tower and crypt as well which is worth the long climb to the top to see the amazing views

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The ticket seller of the tower has just told me the time frame to visit the cathedral is from 13 h till 16 h
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The ticket for adult is 20 Kunas.
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