The Narrowest Church In Split

Tucked into a sentry’s walkway above the ‘Golden’ Gate to Diocletian’s palace, is an ancient church dedicated to Saint Martin, the patron saint of soldiers.  It is a replica of the 6th century original, with a beautifully carved pre Romanesque altar partition that has been in situ since the 11th century.

Narrow is the norm in the confined spaces of the ‘old’ towns of Dalmatia. But at 1.64m wide, this little church, considered “one of the best preserved sacral monuments of the ancient world”, is the narrowest in Split. And quite possibly in the entire region, if not the world.

Saint Martin's Church - Split, Croatia

Entrance is free and via a little stairway at the end of the street to your right as you enter the gate. The Benedictine nuns in charge, appreciate a token donation.

Happy travels…… matter where life takes you!

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

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