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Saint Dominus Cathedral

One of the most recognizable symbols of the city of Split is the Cathedral of St Duje or St. Duje, as its name is Splićani, which is the oldest cathedral in the world. St. Dujam was the first bishop of Salona and in honor of him was built a magnificent cathedral. The beautiful cathedral bell tower, 57 meters high, was built in the 13th century. If you are in good condition, we suggest you climb to the top of the bell tower from where you can enjoy a unique view of the entire Split and central Dalmatian islands.

Interestingly, it was precisely the car of Diocletian who was a fiery persecutor of Christians and residents of Salona. According to his order, Duje and other martyrs were killed in the city amphitheater in Salona. Be sure to stop in front of the wooden door to the cathedral, where sculptor and painter Andrija Buvina carved 28 scenes of Jesus' life.


The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Split in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. The cathedral is named after Saint Domnius, a Christian martyr from the third century who is also the patron saint of Split.

The cathedral is one of the oldest surviving structures of its kind in the world, dating back to the 7th century AD. It was built as a tomb for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who lived in a nearby palace after he lost his power. The cathedral has been changed and added to many times over the centuries. It now has a mix of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles.

Inside the cathedral, visitors can see a number of impressive works of art, including a 13th-century wooden statue of Saint Domnius, several Baroque altars, and a 4th-century sarcophagus that is believed to be the final resting place of the saint.

Overall, the Cathedral of Saint Domnius is a place that everyone who goes to Split must see. Whether you're interested in history, architecture, or religious art, this iconic cathedral offers a fascinating glimpse into Croatia's rich cultural heritage.


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Diocletian's palace
 

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