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Diocletian palace

Roman emperor’s palace originally had a residential character as a luxurious villa and at the same time was fortified castle. Vertically crossed streets were separating those two parts. Decumanus street even today unites western and eastern gates of the Palace. That half contained the Emperor’s living apartments and religious temples. The northern half was reserved for the garrison.

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St Domnius bell tower

The bell tower of St Domnio is the most original Dalmatian medieval edifice since no similar complex exists throughout the entire Adriatic coast if we take into consideration its transparency (thrown open space) and idea of installation of columns (they are being narrowed towards the peak).

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Cathedral treasury

The treasury of the cathedral of St Domnio is positioned at the south-eastern side of the church. It contains rather rich art collection like medieval icons, old manuscripts, and liturgical luxurious attires. Among the valuable things is the town’s oldest Evangelistarium (manuscript of the Gospel)dating from 7th and 8th century and text named Historia Salonitana, chronic written by the Toma archdeacon of Split.

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Papalic Palace

The most striking building of the secular baroque architecture in Split is surely the Palace Cindro. Placed in a westwards part of the ancient Decumanus street with its spacious entrance hall in ground floor and grouped balconies gaps it is typical example of patrician Venetian palaces. Next to the eastern (silver) door is Classicistic Palace. It was actually classical gymnasium in 19th century.

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