Pictures of Romanesque St Dominus Split - Croatia - { 13 images } Created 13 Apr 2016

Pictures of the Cathedral of St Domnius, Split, Croatia. The oldest element of the Cathedral of St Domnius in Split is the Mausoleum of Diocletian which is Roman and dates back to the 3rd century AD. Split was originally built as the retirement palace of Emperor Diocletian and his pagan mausoleum was built as his last resting place. Once the official religion of the Roman Empire became Christianity Diocletian's bones were removed, as retribution for his purges against Christians, and the building became a Christian place of worship. In the 11th century a Romanesque Bell tower was added to the mausoleum.

Later the Cathedral of St Domnius was extensively remodelled on the inside several times and a Choir was added. Little remains of the original Romanesque interior but some statues and relief sculptures remain.

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