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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 10, 2017
    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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  • May 22, 2017
    Bare minimum. Just God and you... No blasphemes gold decorations 👍
  • June 8, 2017
    Small one room church. A few birds have made nests here. Otherwise, it's empty.
  • March 5, 2017
    Interesting small, but I mean really small church.
  • October 28, 2016
    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.
  • August 2, 2016
    Smaller but nice:)

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