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The Cathedral of Saint Domnius (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 305 as the Mausoleum of Diocletian, is the second oldest structure used by any Christian Cathedral.NameThe cathedral was named after Saint Domnius (Saint Dujam, or Saint Domnius) patron saint of Split, who was a 3rd-century Bishop of Salona. Salona was a large Roman city serving as capital of the Province of Dalmatia. Today it is located near the city of Solin in Croatia. Saint Domnius was martyred with seven other Christians in the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian. He was born in Antioch, in modern-day Turkey, and beheaded in 304 at Salona.Our Split trip planner makes visiting Church of St. Nickolas the Traveler and other Split attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Church of St. Nickolas the Traveler Reviews
We enjoyed a walk up to this cute little building! The view from here is amazing of Split and is definitely worth the walk up. more »
The Church of St. Nickolas the Traveler is on the southeast slope of Marjan Hill, ~200m beyond the Prva Vidilica (First Peak). It is a tiny church built of stone with a small bell tower attached to..... more »
This is a cute church up a steepish hill along the coast! Beautiful view and such a cute wee church! more »
Go at 8am to miss crowds in summer. Beautiful inside. Treasury full of interesting things. Bell tower amazing views although tricky climb up scaffolding stairs. So easier without lots of people.
Great place to visit. Right inside the Diocletian's palace. The bell tower is a must go. Breathe taking view after some hard work climbing up. Worth every single moment being up there
The place is beautiful, but it's enough to see it from the outside. You pay 3,50€ to see the inside of the cathedral, the crypts and the baptistery, but only the cathedral has something to see, but it's very small. The crypts and the baptistery are not well preserved and barely have something. The looks from the outside already give you an idea of what everything is like.
Be prepared for a long and arduous climb up the stairs. Some of the stone steps are 30 centimetres tall! But, once you're at the top, your efforts will be paid for with an AMAZING view. Watch out when you walk back downstairs, for the stairs have eroded over time, and some steps are quite slippery! Not for the faint of heart, or those that have difficulties with heights, unless you want to challenge yourself! The scaffolding puts a damper on the beauty of this Cathedral, it used to be more open, and beautiful without it, I hope that the scaffolding will be gone soon. The inside of the cathedral is also beautiful, with lots of works of art to see!
The line to get in took 20 minutes and be prepared to walk thin, steep stairs upwards for 60 metres to the top. Once there, the 360 degree views of Split from this tower at the centre of Diocletian's Palace are amazing! Highly recommended, for only 30 Croatian Kuna!
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