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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) Tours

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 and Trogir Half Day Tour from Split, Split, null
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Split and Trogir Half Day Tour from Split

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The tour begins with a drive to the lovely seaside town of Trogir after which you will take a walking tour of Split and its many highlights such as ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.46
Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Ports of Call Tours
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Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik

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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 $130.51
Split Shore Excursion: Diocletian Palace and Trogir Tour, Split, Day Trips
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Split Shore Excursion: Diocletian Palace and Trogir Tour

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When your cruise ship docks at Split Port, head out to discover two of Croatia’s finest UNESCO World Heritage sites on a half-day shore excursion! Visit ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Split Walking Tour and Wine Tasting, Split, Ports of Call Tours
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Split Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

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Take a walk through Split's 1,700 years of history, accompanied by a local guide who will bring the past to life! Beginning at either 9am, 10:30am, 12pm or ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.87
Private Tour: Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Private Tour: Split Day Trip from Dubrovnik

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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 $115.25
1 Day Pass to Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus from Split, Split, Private Sightseeing Tours
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1 Day Pass to Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus from Split

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Combine the tours within the 24 hours and discover the most beautiful & interesting sights in Split,Salona,Klis & Trogir. Take the red line and ...  Read more

Location: Split, Croatia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $23.73
Split City Walking Tour, Split, City Tours
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Split City Walking Tour

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Enjoy 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 the Roman ...  Read more

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

From USD $77.12
Walking tour in Split with a local guide - Diocletian's palace, Split, Walking Tours
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Walking tour in Split with a local guide - Diocletian's palace

Discover the old town center of Split old more than 1700 years and live like the roman emperor Diocletian during 01h30 hours! Visit the Diocletian's palace, ...  Read more

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

From USD $23.73
Visite guidée du Palais de Dioclétien de Split en français, Split, City Tours
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Visite guidée du Palais de Dioclétien de Split en français

PRIVATE TOUR ! VISITE PRIVÉE! Discover the old town center of Split old more than 1700 years and live like the roman emperor Diocletian during 01h30 ...  Read more

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

From USD $94.92
Visite guidée du Palais de Dioclétien - centre ville de Split, Split, City Tours
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Visite guidée du Palais de Dioclétien - centre ville de Split

Discover the old town center of Split old more than 1700 years and live like the roman emperor Diocletian during 01h30 hours! Visit the Diocletian's palace, ...  Read more

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

From USD $23.73

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