Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Split

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Cathedral of Saint 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. Plan a Split trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • We opted for the self guided tour. We bought tickets and explored on or own weaving through the crowds. I can't compare what a guided tour would be, we saw everything, but we didnt learn much.  more »
  • I paid the fee to enter the church and crypt. The cathedral is very small, but nice inside. It won't take long to see it. The entrance ticket included a visit to the crypt, which was also small with n...  more »
  • A majestic place! I dare not imagine the visit to the heart of summer in peak tourist! With my Green Guide I was able to read the comments.
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  • Definitely worth a visit when in Split. It's a major part of Split's rich history, so it shouldn't be missed. The treasury had interesting artifacts and relics as well. It's definitely not as large, nor as grand as the other famous cathedrals in other countries, but still beautiful, nonetheless.
  • Looked an interesting place to have a look. Lots of people going in to have a look, until the 'gentlemen' at the front gate put his hand in my face and said "no, we're closed today, maybe tomorrow" before letting a load more people in. Lovely experience in Split so far 😂 I'm gonna guess it's a little discrimatory unless you're blatantly local.
  • It’s a Catholic Church, but only locals can go in without paying an entrance fee. I understand that they have the right to charge a fee if you go there during the visit hours. I understand that you have to pay a fee if you want to climb the tower, the cripta or anything else, but it is not acceptable to be charge to visit the church itself. If it open to the public, it should open to all and everyone. It even more upsetting that, next to the “guards” at the entrance, there were some priests. Really really upsetting. I’ve never seen something like this in any other church around the world.
  • Just went to say the rosary as I am on pilgrimage for my deceased mother and was told only local people are allowed to go in and pray. And yes, I was dressed appropriately. I have never been turned away from a Catholic church before and told i couldn't go in and pray. Never, anywhere in the world. So much for sanctuaries.
  • Beautiful and cheap to get into. The treasury has some relic bones which are pretty cool and the Temple of Jupiter, while small, is amazing.
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