Peristil

Last updated on Saturday, 17 February 2018

It is framed by 24 granite columns on three sides. The longitudinal sides are lined with two rows of columns liked together with arches.

With the construction of the new city square with the city hall (Pjaca) in between the 13th and the 14th century, Peristyle became more of a religious center. Four churches are built on Peristyle: St.Roch’s, Our Lady of Belt’s, St Philip Neri’s.and St.Barbara’s (destroyed). None of them serve its original purpose.

Pope John Paul II during his visit to Split said: "My God, how many feet must have passed over this path".


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