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Stolna crkva (Croatian name for the cathedral) was built in the 18th century after almost complete destruction in the eartquake of 1667 of the former 12th century Romanesque cathedral. The former cathedral was magnificent basilica with a cupola, richly decorated with sculpture. The reconstruction works were entrusted to the famous Roman architect Andrea Buffalini da Urbino, who designed the new cathedral as a Roman Baroque church.
The baptistery, however, was built in 1326, and was the only part of the old cathedral to survive the earthquake. It was pulled down in 1830 by an arrogant Austrian military commander because it obstructed the view from the window of his residence.
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