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Cathedral. Domnia

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Cathedral. Domnia, also called a Cathedral. Hefty is the main Catholic Church in split. The Cathedral is a complex of churches built on the site of the former mausoleum of Diocletian, and the bell tower.

The Cathedral was consecrated in honor of St. Hefty, the patron Saint of split, who in the third century was Bishop in the Cabin. SV. Hefty was martyred along with seven other Christians during the persecutions of the Emperor Diocletian. Saint was born in Antioch in today's Syria, and was beheaded in the year 304 in the Cabin.

Diocletian's Palace is a building in split that was built for the Emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century. At the intersection of two main roads is the Peristil square where is the only entrance to the Cathedral. Hefty.

The Cathedral consists of three parts. The main part of the mausoleum of Emperor Diocletian, which was built in the late third century. The mausoleum was built as the Palace of white local limestone of high quality marble. In the XVII century were added the choruses. For these purposes, the Eastern wall of the mausoleum was destroyed to combine two rooms under the choir loft.

In the XIII century inside the Cathedral, on high columns with beautifully carved capitals were established hexagonal pulpit, and in the early fifteenth century the famous Juraj Dalmatinac creates a altar of SV. Stasa with great relief images (in particular, the scene of the "Flagellation of Christ").

The bell tower was built in 1100. It was one of the most beautiful Roman towers. Capital reorganisation in 1908, completely changed the original appearance of the belfry - the majority of the original Roman sculpture was removed. Climbing up the steep steps to the top of the bell tower, every visitor will be rewarded with stunning views of Split.

The wooden doors of the Cathedral.Hefty is a separate work of art. They were made by the Croatian sculptor and painter Andrija. Bouvines in 1220. Two-wing wooden doors. Bouvines depict 14 scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, separated by rich wooden ornaments.

On the first floor of the sacristy is the Cathedral Treasury. Here the relics of SV. Hefty. Among other riches of the temple can distinguish sacred works of art such as painting "Madonna and child" XIII century, the Romanesque style, trophies and relics of the XIII-XIX centuries are Also stored there the gospel of the VI century and other valuable tomes.