The Cathedral of St. Domnius

Originally built as a tomb for Emperor Diocletian and his wife Priska, this building was later converted into a church, and it is today the second oldest building in the world functioning as a cathedral.

Diocletian was one of the biggest prosecutors of Christians in history. The Mausoleum of the Emperor was converted into a church in the 7th century, reconciling the pagan, Christian, and modern motives. The relics of the martyr he had executed in Salona – St Domnius and St Anastasius – take an honorary place at the alters inside the Cathedral. St Domnius was named the city’s patron saint and protector, and a celebration in his honor is held every year on May 7th.

The building of the 57m bell tower started in the 13th century. And climbing up the bell tower for an unforgettable view is simply a must when in Split.