View of Split from Bell Tower of St Duje - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Composite, hand held panorama taken by leaning out of each of the 8 windows a the top the bell tower in Split in Croatia. Put together, these give an impression of uninterrupted panoramic view over Split looks and the surrounding countryside.
View of Split from Bell Tower of St Duje - FURTHER INFORMATION
View of Split from Bell Tower of St Duje - Split visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'View of Split from Bell Tower of St Duje' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Split-Dalmatia County.
The Split Bell Tower, or campanile, stands 60m high next to Split Cathedral in the heart of the remains of Diocletian's Palace. While the cathedral, built as a mausoleum for Emperor Diocletian, dates from the early 4th century, the bell tower was built in 1100. Originally it was adorned with Romanesque statues, but most of these were removed during renovations in the early 20th century.
Today, the bell tower is a popular tourist attraction in Split, with great views over the surrounding city, harbour and countryside from the top through eight portals. The climb up is steep, and narrow in the lower sections. Part way up visitors pass the bells, that still chime regularly. Entrance fees apply, separate to the entrance fee to visit the cathedral.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Split International Airport found 20km west of Split, transfer by either taxi or bus.
Ferry: Regular ferries from Dubrovnik, Korcula, Mljet, Pescara, Rijeka, Vis, Hvar, Spetare (Brac), Stari Grad, Drvenik and Ancona in Italy.
Road: Split lies on the 8 coastal road, about 30km north of Omiš and 60km north of Makarska. It is 150km south of Zadar.