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The Church of the Holy Cross, Nin
Categories: Churches, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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.To visit The Church of the Holy Cross on your trip to Nin, use our Nin travel itinerary planner.
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If you are in town, it nice to see the small church as part of your tour. There was not anything special about the church. You can go inside the church but it is empty.
malenki kosciolek bez wyposazenia ale swoista magia budzi szacunek. Mozna poczuc historie starozytnych rzymian niegdys wladcow tych ziem i poczatkow chrzescijanstwa ktore sie rozprzestrzenialo.a cleaning lady cleans kosciolek without equipment but a kind of magic inspires respect. You can feel the stories of ancient Romans used to be wladcow these lands and the beginnings of Christianity which rozprzestrzenialo.show original
Small church within Nin, very cute and beautiful and well worth stopping at as part of a trip to the town. There is not much information at the church so worth looking it up in advance or listening in... read more »
World's smallest cathedral.
Pawel KmiecikBe sure to see the structure. The smallest cathedral in the world. Is ok. 40 metres circumference!. If only for her visit to Ninshow original
Máté KruppaiIt is worth checking out.show original
Željko Mikićokshow original
Zsolt VimmerThe 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.show original
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