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Cathedral of St. Domnius, Split

Cathedral of St. Domnius, Split (must see)

The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, known locally as the Saint Duje, is the Catholic cathedral in Split. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Split-Makarska, headed by Archbishop Marin Barišić. The cathedral was named after Saint Duje (Saint Dujam, or Saint Domnius) patron saint of Split, who was a 3rd century Bishop of Salona.

The Cathedral is composed of three different sections of different ages. The main part is Emperor Diocletian's mausoleum, which dates from the end of the 3rd century and was built like the rest of the palace with white local limestone and marble of high quality, most of which was from marble quarries on the island of Brač, with tuff taken from the nearby river Jadro beds, and with brick made in Salonitan and other factories.

One of the best examples of Romanesque sculpture in Croatia are the Cathedral's wooden doors, made by the medieval Croatian sculptor and painter Andrija Buvina around 1220. Two wings of the Buvina wooden door contains 14 scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, separated by rich ornaments in wood. On the first floor of the sacristy is the treasury which contains relics of Saint Duje brought to the Cathedral after his death.

Why You Should Visit:
After viewing the interior you can climb the bell tower to get a lovely view of the surrounding area and the nearby port.
If you come in time for bell ringing, the experience is complete.

Tip:
You can get either tickets that include the cathedral, Jupiter shrine, and the crypt (in which case you should dress respectfully) or a ticket allowing the bell tower on its own.
The journey to the top of the tower can be claustrophobic and also not for the faint-hearted; it can also get very busy so make sure to go early in the morning.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Cathedral of St. Domnius
Sight Location: Split, Croatia
Sight Type: Religious
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