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The Church of the Holy Salvation is a Pre-Romanesque church in Split-Dalmatia County. The exact location of the church is in a small village of Cetina, in inland of Dalmatian Zagora, near one of the sources of river Cetina.

This church is quite important in Croatia, as it is the only pre-schism church constructed with a bell tower which is still standing. It was built in the 9th-10th century by the local prefect as a private church, in memory of his family. The graves found near the Church, dated to the 9th through 14th century, had a specific kind of textile that was found to be comparable in quality with 18th and 19th century clothing. There are over 1,026 old Croatian graves around the church of great archaeological interest.

The 17th century saw new inhabitants from Bosnia (Ottoman Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic Croats and Croatian Greek Catholic) settle in the area near the church. Most of them where Orthodox, whose graves today are mixed with the old Croatian graves. The church was mostly used as a Catholic Church, except for the time between World War II and the Croatian War of Independence when it was also used as an Orthodox Church.


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