Bell Tower of Split Cathedral reopens to visitors after two-year reconstruction
- by croatiaweek
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ZAGREB, July 18 (Hina) – The bell tower of the Saint Domnius Cathedral, a landmark of the City of Split, reopened its doors to visitors after its two-year-long reconstruction, the Archdiocese of Split- Makarska stated on Saturday.
In the last two years, the staircases within the tower have been reconstructed and other kinds of conservation and restoration work have been performed.
The consolidation of the stone inside the bell tower and the conservation-restoration treatment was led by master restorator Tihana Visic.
The bell tower has long been and is the visual and spiritual identity of Split. The last restoration of the bell tower was carried out more than a hundred years ago. Between 1890 and 1908, the bell tower was restored according to the projects of the Viennese architect and conservator Alois Hauser.
The renovation project has been financed by the Split-Makarska Archdiocese and the Croatian Ministry of Culture.