Temple of Jupiter
Temple of Jupiter
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,687 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little temple.
    The temple wasn't open when we went past the first time. It is near the narrow passage way called "let me pass". After we had visited the rest of the Diocletian palace, a small tour was going to the temple so I invited myself onto the end of the tour group and shimmied my way in inconspicuously to have a look. There is a Croatian king statue with two tombs inside the small temple. Its well worth seeing if you can get inside.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • CatharineB
    Ottawa, Canada1,634 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    AKA St.John’s Baptistery
    This small, beautiful building, consecrated in the 6th century (about the same time the mausoleum became a cathedral), was the Palace’s Temple of Jupiter. The body of the building had a coffered vault and rested on an underground crypt. In the middle ages it was turned into the Baptistery of St John. It is situated at the beginning of the narrowest street of Split "let me pass". The construction of this temple is said to have begun in 295 AD and it was completed in 305 AD. Outside there is one of the Egyptian granite sphinxes brought in by Diocletian, deprived of the head and on the pediment at the top you can admire a beautiful sculpted frieze. Inside, dark, the decorations of the sarcophagi and the barrel vault are interesting, inspired by many architects of the early Renaissance who worked in the area. The sculpture of St. John the Baptist is the work of Ivan Meštrović. Upon entering the temple, stop for a minute or two to explore the relief above the door. It’s made of white limestone which was quarried on the nearby Island of Brač. Jupiter’s temple is rectangular, and it is placed on an elevated podium with a six-column porch. As emperor abdicated, some parts of the temple weren’t finished.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, California1,977 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a quick stop
    For 15 euros you can purchase one ticket for the Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Treasury, and the Bell Tower. The baptistry is a small room with a baptismal font and a statue of St. John the Baptist. In itself, it isn’t really worth the visit, but with the ticket that gets you into all places, it is worth a quick stop for some pictures.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 January 2024
  • 138Paul138
    Canterbury, United Kingdom1,359 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    The Temple of Jupiter has a grand title, do not expect a grand Temple, it’s tiny. Without doubt very old and historic, the information board gives details of what is in front of you. Entry is via the multi ticket system that you purchase at the ticket office opposite the Cathedral.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 June 2024
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138Paul138
Canterbury, UK1,359 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The Temple of Jupiter has a grand title, do not expect a grand Temple, it’s tiny.
Without doubt very old and historic, the information board gives details of what is in front of you.
Entry is via the multi ticket system that you purchase at the ticket office opposite the Cathedral.
Written 25 June 2024
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,977 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
For 15 euros you can purchase one ticket for the Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Treasury, and the Bell Tower. The baptistry is a small room with a baptismal font and a statue of St. John the Baptist. In itself, it isn’t really worth the visit, but with the ticket that gets you into all places, it is worth a quick stop for some pictures.
Written 17 January 2024
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,078 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Temple of Jupiter is located near Perystile, in the old town (also called Diocletian's Palace) of Split, an important city in Dalmatian Coast. It is a little temple, with one nave, where nowadays you can see a statue. It was built as a temple of Roman God Jupiter, but it was used as a baptistery in Christian period. Nowadays, it is a building located in a narrow street and it is a little chapel. You can buy the ticket in the tourist office between other visits.
Written 26 September 2023
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Jasmine E
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very small church. Wouldn’t pay just to go in but had a multi ticket with the other cathedral and bell tower
Written 30 August 2023
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ghanbg
Nuremberg, Germany659 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Takes about 2 minutes to walk in, look around and walk out again - not worth the extra entrance ticket. The church and tower are the best
Written 29 August 2023
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,634 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This small, beautiful building, consecrated in the 6th century (about the same time the mausoleum became a cathedral), was the Palace’s Temple of Jupiter. The body of the building had a coffered vault and rested on an underground crypt. In the middle ages it was turned into the Baptistery of St John. It is situated at the beginning of the narrowest street of Split "let me pass". The construction of this temple is said to have begun in 295 AD and it was completed in 305 AD.

Outside there is one of the Egyptian granite sphinxes brought in by Diocletian, deprived of the head and on the pediment at the top you can admire a beautiful sculpted frieze. Inside, dark, the decorations of the sarcophagi and the barrel vault are interesting, inspired by many architects of the early Renaissance who worked in the area. The sculpture of St. John the Baptist is the work of Ivan Meštrović.

Upon entering the temple, stop for a minute or two to explore the relief above the door. It’s made of white limestone which was quarried on the nearby Island of Brač.

Jupiter’s temple is rectangular, and it is placed on an elevated podium with a six-column porch. As emperor abdicated, some parts of the temple weren’t finished.
Written 28 July 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The temple wasn't open when we went past the first time. It is near the narrow passage way called "let me pass". After we had visited the rest of the Diocletian palace, a small tour was going to the temple so I invited myself onto the end of the tour group and shimmied my way in inconspicuously to have a look. There is a Croatian king statue with two tombs inside the small temple.
Its well worth seeing if you can get inside.
Written 16 July 2023
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424TarikFX🇧🇦
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina41,960 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I have seen the Jupiter's temple before only from the outside, and this was my first visit to its interior. Quite impressive - especially the vaulted ceiling, and Jupiter's statue. It would have been nicer if the later Christian generations did not mess with it - but thanks to them converting it into a baptistery it survived, most likely. Inside you can see the information about the temple posted on the door.
Written 15 June 2023
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Marietta F
Alicante, Spain6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The beautiful Temple of Jupiter in the very heart of Diocletian's Palace next to the smallest street in the world called "let me pass". Size doesn't matter, small but cute ;)
Written 12 June 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The Temple of Jupiter is a small temple, reached by a narrow passageway next to the cathedral ticket office. It was converted from a pagan temple to a baptistry as the Empire morphed it's religious loyalty.
The original Roman doorway remains with all it's pagan details and the ceiling is also magnificent, with human faces on each panel. There is a statue of a Croatian king inside as well as two Christian sarcophagi, one with a pentagram motif. The Egyptian sphinx outside the doorway was defaced by Christian zealots.
Written 16 April 2023
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