Manastirine

Manastirine, Solin: Address, Manastirine Reviews: 4.5/5

Manastirine
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The Christians followed Roman tradition and customs that the dead had to be buried outside towns. Manastirine, along with Kapljuc and Marusinac were private country lands for cemetaries. The reason was that in Salona, the first Christian cemeteries were created at the time of illegality, when Christianity had no right of preaching.
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,478 contributions
Ancient remains of Salona
Sep. 2019
Original crypts and walls you can see how it was all laid out. Some very ornate carvings all made of stone.
Written 16 October 2019
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Michael P
Tagaytay, Philippines1,393 contributions
Walk among the sarcophagi
Oct. 2016 • Couples
Ante Batarelo has led our shore excursion group of Prinsendam cruisers that was organized on Cruise Critic Rollcall to the Basilica and Manastirine cemetery ruins of Salona. Ante points out the Narthex with its marble entryway. From there we can see the presbytery and the schola cantorum that Ante has to explain for those of us that came across the great pond. The number of sarcophagi in this cemetery surprises our little group. Sadly, grave robbers that had no respect for history have violated all of the sarcophagi in the search for financial rewards. We took lots and lots of pictures to see what we missed the first time. The Roman Mosaic floor now leaning against a stone wall with six double symbols that look like swastikas we believe to mean “Life of Life” is holding up well against the elements. Maybe someday this artwork will be preserved from the ravages of the elements. We are all happy to have had this wonderful experience.
Written 21 July 2017
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Ana
Moscow, Russia371 contributions
Very interesting part of early Christian Salona. This is one of the greatest early Christian cemeteries. Worth it.
Nov. 2016 • Couples
Before excavation, there were vineyards and olive trees among the remains of the walls. Later, a vast Christian cemetery, with graves of all types, was found. This archaeological site is particularly important for ecclesiastical history since here was buried Saint Domnius (Sveti Dujam), Bishop of Salona and patron of the city of Split, who was executed during Diocletian’s persecutions of the Christians in 304. His relics were later moved to the Cathedral of Saint Domnius (Katedrala Svetog Duje) in Split. The Cathedral was built in the mausoleum of Diocletian itself, the emperor who martyred him. In Manastirine, there are remains of many cemetery chapels with sarcophagi erected around the martyr’s tomb. The churches were built here on several layers. The Cemetery on Manastirine have not yet fully explored. This place and surroundings are full with amazing archaeological ruins. Definitely, a must! Highly recommended!
Written 19 February 2017
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,115 contributions
A cemetery and an early basilica
Aug. 2015 • Couples
A nice archeological site located outside of the ancient city of salona. Formerly a Roman cemetery, there are a number of fine gravestones around, right next door is the early christian basilica, reconstructed to some degree but still a permanent ruin. Very picturesque though. A museum building is located near by with a lovely garden featuring a fountain and a number of artifacts found on site. Not very many people around, less than 10 in the middle of the day when I was there
Written 19 April 2016
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Bradley T
indy5,789 contributions
Necropolis turned Basilica
May 2015 • Couples
This complex is on the north side of the ruins outside the old town wall and between the parking lot and museum/ticket booth.
There are ruins on top of ruins here.
So much so it's hard to tell what's what. There are clear foundations for the basilica but these are side be side with pillars that look like they may have been from an earlier building. Scattered every where are sarcophagi. It's sure a lot of candy for the eye
Written 28 December 2015
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ladybegood
new york407 contributions
Lovely site-- almost deserted
Nov. 2015
Beautiful site. Large number of ruins- at several locations. Very surprised how few people there. Each to walk to from Solin Hotel President.
Written 18 November 2015
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slartymiec
Bournemouth, UK294 contributions
amazing historic site
Oct. 2015 • Family
Beautiful and impressive ruins.this site is easy to access from split and is well worth the visit.Part of the site of old Solin.it contains one of the earliest christian Cemeteries from the ancient world
Written 9 October 2015
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David T
Bogota, Colombia96 contributions
Awesome place
Oct. 2014 • Solo
I love historical places and this is one. If you are in Split, pelase do not miss this location. It is great, it shows how big was the Roman Empire in Croatia. The only thing is that this whole complex lacks information adn context, they should give an audioguide or something.
Written 21 February 2015
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Warren D
Peterborough, Canada173 contributions
A Unique Historical Site
Sep. 2014 • Couples
Manastirine is claimed to be one of the first Christian Cemeteries dating from around 300 AD. The ruins, and examples of the early burial sites and the use of the oesophagus, are well preserved. During the oppressive Roman era most of the dead were cremated. Burial not only differentiated the Christians from this pagan practice; but probably was more in line with the doctrine of The resurrected body. The remains of the Basilica were on site as well. Well worth an hour of your time.
Written 16 October 2014
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