"The Sphynxes" Cathedral & Bell Tower Tip by sabsi

Cathedral & Bell Tower, Split: 31 reviews and 89 photos

  The Sphynx, Split
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In Split there are two Sphynx sculptures, one without a head in front of Jupiter's Temple and one with a head in front of the Cathedral. When we saw the first one Thomas was convinced it was fake and made jokes about it. Then when we were sitting on the steps of Peristyle later a tour group stopped in front of us and the guide told the story how Diocletian had brought this Sphinx from Egypt to to Split as decoration for his palace. The Sphynx dates back to 1500 BC. Thomas was quiet.. and we quickly took a few pictures of the Sphynx ;)

Address: Outside the cathedral at Peristyle
Phone: +385 21 342 589
Website: http://www.st.carnet.hr/split

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 27, 2007
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