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  • Address: Ulica Kraj Svetog Duje 5, Split, Croatia 21000
  • Hours: Open daily; summer (June - September) hours are from 8am - 8pm, Sundays 12:30pm - 6:30pm. Varying hours from October to May

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Cathedral of St Dominus (Cathedral of St Duje)

This Cathedral has two lives: its first life was as the Cathedral of St. Dominus, the mausoleum dedicated to Diocletian. Diocletian was known for his brutal persecution of Christians after a campaign to get rid of Christianity. Ironically, what Diocletian built to glorify his memory was used to remember his victims. His body was removed from the mausoleum in the 7th century, with no record of where his remains are now.  Today, the cathedral is a popular meeting place because of its proximity to the Silver Gate at Diocletian's Palace (it leads to Hrjvojeva Street). The courtyard is the location for Split's Summer Festival in July and August. 

Its second life is now as the Cathedral of St Duje, a shrine to St Dominus. St Duje was the patron saint of Split, who was a 3rd-century Bishop of Salona in Dalmatia. 

You can't miss the cathedral treasury, which contains valuable church documents and artifacts such as the relics of Saint Duje, which were brought to cathedral after his death. The cathedral's monumental main door is ornamented with magnificent carved wooden reliefs portraying 28 scenes from the life of Christ, the work of Andrija Buvina of Split, dated 1214. The interiors illustrate reliefs of Diocletian and his wife Priscia around the dome. As you enter the carved wooden doors, you’ll also see the 15th-century altar of St. Anastasius on the left. It was created by Croatian architect Juraj Dalmatinac, who also designed the UNESCO-protected Sibenik Cathedral.

The top of the Bell Tower offers one of the best views of Split. You can climb the bell tower for 10HRK (USD $2) from 8am to 7pm in summer and whenever it is open in winter.

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Split from Above Walking Tour, Split, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Split from Above Walking Tour

Do you seem to see everything in Split? Maybe we can surprise you! We suggest you untypical way of sightseeing – as from above is better view!

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.28
Skip the Line: Split Cathedral Bell Tower Tickets and Small-Group Tour, Split, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 4

Skip the Line: Split Cathedral Bell Tower Tickets and Small-Group Tour

The Cathedral of St. Domnius is the most visited attraction in Split,the symbol of Split town and whole region particularly as the imposing bell-tower is ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $17.14
Walking Tour of Historic Split, Split, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Walking Tour of Historic Split

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit the city of Split and enjoy memorable moments in the center of Old town also known as Diocletian's Palace. Join us in 1,5 hour on a brief but fun ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.43
Split Walking Tour: Discover Diocletian's Palace, Split, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Split Walking Tour: Discover Diocletian's Palace

Join this visit to the city of Split and enjoy memorable moments in its surrounding areas while accompanied by an experienced local guide. During the 1.5 hour ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.28
Private Tour: Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Visit the Croatian coastal city of Split on a day trip from Dubrovnik, led by a private guide! Make the most of a flexible itinerary, and choose the top Split ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.41
Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik

4.5 star rating: Recommended 112 Reviews

Discover the delights of Split on this day trip from Dubrovnik. With an expert guide, traverse the historical city’s cobblestone streets and winding walkways ...  Read more

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.64
Split Grand Diocletian Bus and Walking Tour, Split, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Split Grand Diocletian Bus and Walking Tour

Discover Split and explore the sights that ordinary tours would never show you. Experience the city of Split with this unique and interesting 'Grand ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.85
Split City Walking Tour, Split, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Split City Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of Split, the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. Explore the streets and alleyways of ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.27

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