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The Church of the Holy Cross, Nin

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Church of the Holy Cross is a Croatian Pre-Romanesque Catholic church originating from the 9th century in Nin.According to a theory from an art historian Mladen Pejaković, the design has an intentionally unbalanced elliptical form designated to "follow" the position of the Sun, retaining the functionality of a calendar and sundial. In its beginning, in the time of the Croatian principality, it was used as a royal chapel of the duke's courtyard nearby.The church is that of a central type, it features the Croatian interlace (or simply "troplet") and a carved name of the Croatian župan "Godečaj".The church is known under the moniker of "the smallest cathedral in the world", but it does not actually contain the seat of a bishop of Nin today.
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  • The smallest cathedral in the world (40 m circumference) through this, that once was the seat of the Bishop of nin.
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  • This temple is known as the smallest in the world, although it is not valid. Old 9 century. Inside there is nothing remarkable, except for the cute my nests, swallows under the roof. If you go here for the sake of visiting this place, I do not know whether it is worth, but if you walk around the city, then look at him curiously, precisely because such unusual sizes.
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  • the Church of the Holy Cross (SV. Križ) is a fine example of the old Croatian church art. The building probably originates from the Romanesque period and is not in vain as the smallest cathedral in the world. Inside the Church is unfortunately completely empty. However, a feeling of serenity emanates from the Church. Worth seeing are also the medieval walls surrounding the Church. Who is in the vicinity of Nin, should undertake ca 4000 inhabitants a detour in the small town. Extra to arrive not pay I believe.
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  • Situated in the middle of the ruins of a series of buildings, this tiny church nestles beautifully into the picturesque surroundings of Nin. The claim is that this is the smallest cathedral in the world, although not technically true (no longer a seat for a bishop) it is a delightful place to visit and take a few snaps and if you're in the area, possibly Zadar, a trip here and to Nin would certainly be worth your time.
  • World's smallest cathedral.
  • Nice small town
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  • The Church is not nothing special unless you know why it is interesting. (The world's smallest Cathedral) A small description of the temple entrance would be good./Nothing special in the church unless you know why it's interesting. (The smallest cathedal in the world) A short description at the entrance would be nice.
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