Cathedral of Saint Domnius

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Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

1. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour 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.

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 Roman mausoleum.

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.

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 Diocletian Palace through the Bronze Gate. At the end of the tour, walk down the famous waterfront called Riva to feel the atmosphere of this beautiful city.

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 meant to be used by Diocletian and the cult of living son of Jupiter, whose temple will also be seen. You will admire the cathedral of St. Duje (St. Duje is patron of the Split), originally the mausoleum of Diocletian, for which it is said that it is the oldest Cathedral in the World. Next to Diocletian's Palace is the beautiful medieval part of the city with People's square known as Pjaca, from the period od Venetian rule. The sightseeing will end in Riva, the beautiful waterfront with a lot of restaurants and cafes.

Split: Private Walking Tour with Diocletian's Palace Visit

6. 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 persecutor of the Christians, was interred in 311 AD.  Other incredible sights include the statue of the medieval Croatian bishop, Gregory of Nin, the Golden Gate and the tower-clock, which has kept time in Split since the 15th Century. In the Medieval Quarter, you can take in City Hall, the Fish Market -– a focal point of life in Split – and the beautiful promenade over Riva Harbor. Your private guide will share facts and stories with you as you experience the vibrant culture of this historic city. This is a tour the whole family will enjoy and your personal guide will customize the itinerary for you.

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 cathedral in the world.  Step outside Diocletian's Palace to explore the beautiful medieval part of the city. Walk into the People's Square known as Piazza from the period of Venetian rule in the city. End your sightseeing tour in Riva along the beautiful waterfront where you will find lots of restaurants and cafes to continue the evening's merriment. 

From Dubrovnik: Split Private Day Tour

8. From Dubrovnik: Split Private Day Tour

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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 768 reviews

This tour was fantastic! Mariya was so knowledgeable about the town and history but also super funny. She was always willing to answer questions and give the group some tidbits about the best parts of Split. Highly recommend this tour if you want to learn more about Split and it’s history

We had a wonderful tour of Diocletian's Palace with our very knowledgeable tour guide Jelena. We learned tons about Diocletian as well as the city of Split itself. The route we took truly allowed you to imagine how the palace was organized in the days of the Emperor Diocletian.

Our tour guide Natasha was very nice and gave a great tour. It was a great way to see and learn about the old town and Palace. I would recommend doing this tour.

Excellent tour. Ontime and explanations were good. Took good care of time, not hurried and very knowledgeable.

Good guide, good information, friendly, good sense of humor, and a very interesting tour