Cathedral And Bell Tower Of St. DomniusCurrently Closed
- Address: Ulica KrajSvetog Duje 5, 21000, Split, Croatia
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +385-21342589
- Ticket Price: 15 HRK
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. Domnius is one of the most imposing structures of Split. Meant to be the Diocletian’s mausoleum, this cathedral is built upon 24 columns all of which have been preserved well till date. The circular crown in the dome that separates the two rows of pillars features detailed carvings of cupids, masks and human heads. The bell tower is its main attractions after climbing which you can enjoy sweeping views of the city and the surrounding sea. There is also a treasury that houses sacral art works, 13th century chalices and containers, ancient garments and books dating back to the 6th century. Do visit it for a journey into the antiquity of Split!
- It is also possible to climb the bell tower for amazing views down onto the Old Town and out to sea.
- Cathedral: 15KN
- Treasury: 15KN
- Belfry: 10KN
- By Train: Nearest Train station: Zeljeznickikolodvor Split
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95% of people who visit Split include Cathedral And Bell Tower Of St. Domnius in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
27.36% of people start their Cathedral And Bell Tower Of St. Domnius visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedral And Bell Tower Of St. Domnius
67.73% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cathedral And Bell Tower Of St. Domnius
Whata fine work! Look for the details. Indeed, this is a majestic legacy. This place definitely should be on your "to do list" in Split. The Bell Tower it offers you amazing views over the Diocletian's "empire". Don't buy a singular ticket, try the ones that offers you multiple permissions( it's cheaper).
This grand church is built on top of the mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, which is amusing because Diocletian is rather notorious in history for persecuting Christianity, perhaps second only to Nero. The church itself is dedicated to Mary, but the bell tower is dedicated to St. Domnius [Hint: Climb the bell tower and be amazed!]. The interior of the church is very large and well decorated, as it is the Cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Split. Note the beautiful wooden doors of the cathedral as you exit, they show scenes from the life of Christ. There are altars inside holding relics of saints, and there is an altar dedicated to Mary. Also note the fantastic pulpit and the room behind the main altar, which has paintings of Christian scenes, and a wooden crucifix. Also, don't miss the treasury. The amazing gilt main altar with cherubic angel supporting a possible relic is also not to be missed. Don't miss the ancient crypt underneath the church, dedicated to St. Lucy. Outside the church, take a look at the supporting architecture, as well as the ancient colonnade. If you want to climb the Bell Tower to get a great view of the city and the sea surrounding it. There is an admissions fee, but it is not a large sum.
Very nice cathedral. Get the combo ticket if you are also doing the bell tower, temple of Jupiter, treasury and crypt. The treasury was very interesting (no photos allowed), they had bones in boxes of old priests and lots of the clothing and jewelry they wore. Skip the crypt it was not worth going down. The cathedral itself was very beautiful.
An beautiful cathedral that is next to the Palace. The bell tower is very impressive and the views are amazing. If you aren’t good with heights and narrow enclosed stairs, you may want to reconsider climbing theBell Tower, however as you can see by the pics, the views are spectacular. This tower climb is not advisable for young children as the safety measures are not great with large gaps in the rails that you hold.
You can buy a combo ticket for cathedral, crypt, treasurery and bell tower. Well worth the money. The cathedral is beautiful inside and the view from the bell tower is excellent. The staircase is fairly open and not for the faint hearted. This whole area is a lovely part of split and we'll worth exploring 😀