View from first levelView from second level from terraceView from the highest level of the Split’s bell towerRomanesque style columsWearing: Zara Jeans, Zara top, Zara jacket, Zara sandals, Michael Kors purse
As I wandered the alleyways of Split, I found myself in the city center, home to the catholic Saint Domnius cathedral. The church is a complex made from an Imperial Roman mausoleum with a connected bell tower. It is the oldest Catholic church in the world because it is the best preserved ancient Roman building meaning its still using the original structure. With a cheap entry fee, climbing the bell tower of Split is one of the city’s must see highlights.
The Romanesque style of the bell tower is noticeable from miles away. Even more incredible are the views from the top of the tower. Althought the climb to the top is not for the faint of heart if you’re afraid of heights, the view is worth it. I would describe the old metal stairs as steep, wobbly and shaky, I could not look down, a total feeling of Vertigo!
On the hand, I did enjoy the steady levels getting to the top. For instance before getting to the daunting steps, I liked to take a break at each different level and enjoy the views from the terrace. The views got better as I went up a level. The top of the tower isn’t very spacious and while it can get crowded and hot as it is isn’t open air and there are many tourists, the best shots are taken from the side of the sea. I love the how mountain meets sea while all roof top tiles are terracotta orange. A memorable contrast to photograph.
Until next time,