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

  Rooftop of the mausoleum
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  • Rooftop of the mausoleum - Split
      Rooftop of the mausoleum
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  • Octogan shaped connected with columns - Split
      Octogan shaped connected with columns
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  • View of round mausoleum from afar - Split
      View of round mausoleum from afar
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  • Statues on the ledge - Split
      Statues on the ledge
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  • Columns surround the church complex - Split
      Columns surround the church complex
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This is on the adjacent side of the cathedral and now used for baptisms and ceremonies. Diocletian had this built for his burial place. It is in octagon shape with massive stones. It is 75 feet tall, 9 feet thick, and surrounded by 28 columns made of granite and marble that came from booty form Greece and Egypt. The lion and grotesque figurines are on the front side of the church. The sphinx statues that should be at the front church entrance are away now being "restored", but they are from 15th century BC.

othercontact: http://www.galenfrysinger.com/cr
Phone: +385 21 342 589
Website: http://www.st.carnet.hr/split

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  • Updated May 28, 2010
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