Silver gate

Last updated on Saturday, 17 February 2018

The Silver Gate was, in comparison to the Golden gate, less richly decorated but they do have 2 niches which most probably had sculptures in them. The sentry corridor above this gate was also transformed into the church so that the patron saint could protect the entrance to the city. The gate was extensively renovated in 1952 after the Allied bombing during the Second Word War during which the Baroque church Dušica (Saints-innocents) suffered extensive damage.

From the Silver Gate the authentic Roman walkway starts – the decumanus. Take a walk and feel the sense of the Roman Boulevard that was once used by imperial chariots.

 

The Silver Gate was used by the Pope John Paul II in his "Pope-mobile" on the way to the cathedral of St. Dujam, during his visit to Split in 2000.


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