Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, Split

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Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius feature a third century mausoleum, 12th century bell tower, and 17th century chorus. Visit the Catholic cathedral that claims to be the oldest in the world with its original structure. Admire the rich ornaments and carvings of 14 scenes from the life of Christ on the cathedral's monumental wooden door. Examine the interiors, which show reliefs of Diocletian and his wife around the dome. Enter the cathedral treasury and look for the relics of Saint Duje, which were brought to cathedral after his death. The top of the Bell Tower offers a stunning view of Split. Put Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius at the forefront of your travel plans using our Split vacation builder.
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  • The views from the tower were fantastic. My other half made it up the stone stairs but legs went to jelly once seeing the internal "metal fire escape" stairs. Worth a visit unless you don't like night...  more »
  • Born as Diocletian's mausoleum, was converted into a church, splendid, in the 8th century. Located in the middle of what was once the Palace, from its bell tower you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the city of split, the surrounding mountains and the sea. From the top you can admire the roofs completely rebuilt following the civil war. that raged over this people during 90 years of last century. Very nice.
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  • it was an adventure to climb the bell tower. It is the oldest cathedral in Croatia, once it was a tomb for Roman emperor Diocletian's. Climbing the old stone stairs to come to the top your only though...  more »