Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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  • Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

    1. Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace Walking Tour

    Travel back in time on a walking tour of Split, and discover the largest city of the Dalmatia region with a local guide. Explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's 2nd largest city. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace, and marvel at the remains of an ancient palace of the Roman Empire, including the open colonnades of the Peristyle. Continue to the impressive Cathedral of St. Duje (Saint Dominus), considered the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world to still be in use in its original structure. Learn about Gregory of Nin by his statue in Giardin Park, and go to the Riva promenade to admire views of Marjan Hill and the Adriatic Sea.

    Amazing guide with lots of historical knowledge and local recommendations. 1.5 hours flew by!

  • Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

    2. Split: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour and Diocletian's Palace

    Explore the old town of Split on a guided walking tour and marvel at the ancient Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th century AD. Wander the maze of streets in the historical city center to discover a mix of architectural styles, from the last remaining Egyptian sphinx in the black granite Peristyle to more recent buildings from the 20th century. Experience the Mediterranean lifestyle of the locals and learn the history of the magical city as you stroll around the palace grounds from the South Gate to the cellars and main palace square. Admire the North Gate and West Gate, and discover the site of the old fruit market on Voćni Trg (Fruit Square). Go down to the Riva waterfront and get panoramic views of Marjan Hill from the promenade. See the oldest Catholic church in the world at the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, formed from an Imperial Roma...

    Our guide, I don’t remember the spelling of her name but it sounded like Tanya. She was very professional and thorough and spiced up her narrative with great anecdotal stories. We were very pleased with our tour. One hour and a half was the perfect amount of time to keep the group’s attention.

  • Split: 1.5-Hour Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

    3. Split: 1.5-Hour Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

    Learn about the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Split on a relaxing 1.5-hour walking tour of the Old City and see streets and squares that date back to the days of the Roman Empire. Meet your guide close to the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Facing the harbor, the palace is one of the most imposing Roman ruins still in existence. Wander the narrow, picturesque streets around the palace and see the cellars and peristyle courtyard of the stone fortress. Part of Split’s UNESCO World Heritage attractions, the ruins of the palace can be found throughout the city, such as at the Cathedral of St Doimus, the former Mausoleum of Diocletian. Learn the history of Split as you experience its Mediterranean atmosphere on squares and streets lined with cafés and souvenir stores.

    The guide was very nice, even though it ended up being just us two, he gave us a great tour. We really enjoyed.

  • Split: Guided Walking Tour

    4. Split: Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the beautiful Dalmatian city of Split on a walking tour with a professional guide. Visit the main hub of the old town, the famous Diocletian’s Palace, and the Peristyle Square. Admire the stunning beauty of the ancient Roman architecture of the city. After a short break at a coffee shop move towards the symbol of the Split town, the St. Duke Cathedral. The cathedral was built in the 13th century and has a bell tower 57m high. It is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings standing today. Climb to the top of the tower and witness a breathtaking view of the entire city and the central Dalmatian islands. Next, move on towards the famous Peristyle Square and admire the ruins of the Roman empire. Stroll through the vibrant and alive narrow streets of the city and reach Jupiter's temple. Your expert guide will share fascinating facts and stories of the city. Leave the Diocle...

  • Split: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    5. Split: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

    Split is the main urban, cultural and traffic center of Dalmatia. This 1700 year old town is a part of UNESCO’s world heritage, with its numerous archaeological, historical and cultural monuments among which the famous Diocletian’s palace takes a special place. This city is full of cultural life and entertainment, especially during the summer when Split, with its shops, yards and other places, becomes a big stage under the clear sky. After meeting you will be taken through the historical part of the town. Diocletian’s palace is today the heart of the city of Split and part of UNESCO world heritage. Visit the well preserved cellars of Diocletian’s Palace which architectural purpose was to raise the imperial residential area in the upper floor. The cellars of Diocletian's Palace were also a Game of Thrones filming location.  Next you will walk up the stairs to Peristil. Peristil was mean...

    Zrinka was a fabulous guide. She was very knowledgeable about the history and reconstruction of the Palace.

  • Split: Walking Tour

    6. Split: Walking Tour

    Explore the ancient streets of Split on a guided walking tour. Explore the Diocletian's Palace, Get a stunning view of the city from Marjan Hill, get to know the culture, and see the oldest Catholic Church in the world. Visit the Diocletian’s Palace, one of the eight UNESCO-protected sights in Croatia and the nucleus on which the city of Split was built. Wander the magical corners of the city, swirling with narrow stone streets, ancient monuments, and medieval buildings. See some of the city’s top sights, such as the oldest Catholic church in the world, Gregory of Nin statue, fish market, green market, Fruit square, and Prokurative square. Stroll through the Riva waterfront, with the possibility to climb to Vidilica, from where you will enjoy a unique view of Split and surrounding islands. Take the most beautiful photo of Split and then head back to the old town of Split with your gui...

    This was a very good tour. I learned so much, and was very entertained by the guide. Well organized. Great communication. Definitely recommend.

  • Split: Magical Evening Sightseeing Private Tour

    7. Split: Magical Evening Sightseeing Private Tour

    Discover Split, the main cultural city of Dalmatia with a 1700-year-old heritage that is now listed as a UNESCO site. Take a magical evening walking tour through the old town to see numerous archaeological, historical, and cultural monuments among which the famous Diocletian's palace takes a special place. Experience the attraction and warmth of a modern Mediterranean town full of cultural life and entertainment. Stroll through the shopping streets, markets, and squares which come alive during summer evenings. After being welcomed by your guide, follow them back in time to the Roman era when Diocletian's palace was built. Visit the well-preserved cellars and walk up the stairs to Peristyle and the Jupiter Temple.  Admire the Cathedral of St. Duje dedicated to the patron saint of Split. Find out how this church was originally the mausoleum of Diocletian, and it is said to be the oldest ...

  • Split: 4-Hour History Buff Guided Walking Tour

    8. Split: 4-Hour History Buff Guided Walking Tour

    Visit the must-see landmarks of Split in Croatia on a walking tour alongside a local guide. Learn all about the architecture and history of the Cathedral of St. Domnius, the Church of St. Martin, the cellars of Diocletian’s Palace, The Temple of Jupiter, and the Split City Museum. Discover the secrets of these ancient sites. Dive deeper into the historical and cultural context of these iconic structures and find out what makes them so unique. Wind your way through the historical city center and learn well-kept insider secrets of the city's past. Take a break en-route for a relaxed cup of traditional Dalmatian coffee.

  • Split: Private Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace Visit

    9. Split: Private Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace Visit

    This will be your private and personalized sightseeing tour to suit your tempo and interests. Your tour is flexible and guided by a professional, highly qualified guide with a real passion for touring Croatia and showing you its beauty.  You will meet your guide in the center of Split, one of the oldest cities in Croatia, with departure times which suit you. From here, you will embark on a walking tour, exploring Split's 12th- and 13th-Century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-Century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance and Baroque style.  Stroll around the Roman portion of the city, throughout which the ruins of Diocletian's Palace are scattered, and visit the Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Known locally as St Duje, this is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman buildings standing today, built in the 5th Century on the site where Diocletian, the last famous ...

    Perfect start for a family in Split This overview of Split was a great way to spend our first day in Split. It was quick enough to not take up your entire day and held our kids attention. Kristina did a fantastic job answering questions and showing us around the old town!

  • Split: Private Day Tour from Dubrovnik

    10. Split: Private Day Tour from Dubrovnik

    Take an excursion from Dubrovnik to the city of Split on a full-day excursion and private walking tour. See its many sites and learn why Split is known as the heart of Dalmatia. Upon arrival in the city, join your friendly guide for a walking tour of this city and its historical center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a population of 200,000 people, Split is big enough to hold its own but small enough to fascinate and charm its visitors. Visit the oldest parts of town, the world-famous Diocletian Palace, and hear stories and legends about Split along the way. As you walk, let yourself be swept away by the city's 1,700-year-old history before heading back to Dubrovnik.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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This was a wonderful walking tour filled with historical information and local tips all with a sense of humor! Highly recommend!

The guide was very nice, even though it ended up being just us two, he gave us a great tour. We really enjoyed.

Zrinka was a fabulous guide. She was very knowledgeable about the history and reconstruction of the Palace.

Amazing guide with lots of historical knowledge and local recommendations. 1.5 hours flew by!

Tanys was kind and well-telling, a good mood eith a smile…