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Euphrasius Basilica, Porec

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Visit Euphrasius Basilica to see one of the best-preserved early Christian cathedral complexes in the world. The 6th century bishop Euphrasius ordered the construction of the church, which is now a World Heritage Site. Walk along the two rows of marble columns with richly sculpted Byzantine and Romanesque capitals. Admire the only surviving depiction of the Mother of God in an early-Christian western basilica. Look for the mosaic of Mary and child sitting on the heavenly throne in the vault over the apse. Don't miss the marble ciborium, modeled on the one in St. Mark's in Venice. Climb up to the steeple and take in views of Porec and its surroundings. To visit Euphrasius Basilica and other attractions in Porec, use our Porec trip builder.
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  • This is a Unesco world heritage site and well worth the 40 kunas entrance fee. The information is limited but it is worth a wander around and there is a stunning view from the top of the bell tower so...  more »
  • This is a must see if you are into mosaics!! Since I am, this basilica was the main draw card for me in Istria. The mosaics did not disappoint.  more »
  • The Basilica is undoubtedly a highlight of visiting Porec. The Basilica is reached off one of the narrow alleyways in the old part of town on a small peninsula. Inside the church are beautiful gold im...  more »