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 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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  • OK you should see because it's supposedly the smallest in the world, but when you enter: nothing. just a box for alms at the entrance.
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  • Definitely worth a visit just for its small but interesting records. Bare and simple interiors, which are not a fault of the hotel. Shame about the conditions in which (no shortage of bird nests and other "surprises" of animals) ...
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  • Interesting point, which boasts the title of the smallest cathedral in the world. I would expect that the monument will be better taken care of. The exterior is adequately maintained, but in the Interior is both blank without any liturgical utensils and secondly, nests of birds ... the plaster peeled The initial enthusiasm later after entering the Interior. Admission is free, however, you can volunteer to help.
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  • Ancient Pre-Romanesque church from 9. century, there is an old inscription in the door, and windows are designed so that sun passes at the equinox and solstice days. Stands alone in the middle of the ruins and makes a great photo with Velebit mountain range in the distance.
  • It is a good place to visit if you are near Zadar. This is a small kind of church it's nice but not the best building I've ever seen.
  • It's hard to believe, that church is standing here for 12 centuries :) beautiful place
  • Bare minimum. Just God and you... No blasphemes gold decorations 👍
  • Interesting small, but I mean really small church.

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