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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. For Euphrasius Basilica and beyond, use our Porec trip planner to get the most from your Porec vacation.
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  • I came back after a couple of years at admire the basilica and its beautiful mosaics and with great pleasure I could make a visit much more articulate and complete in some parts I had previously found precluded. To see absolutely
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  • This is a worthwhile visi and whilst the climb to the top of the bell tower is taxing. It is worth it, the views are stunning.  more »
  • Certainly it is paying, but frankly the price is worth the visit! The view is breathtaking from the steeple and we discover superb mosaics. A nice break in history, very nice as visit... Don't forget to cover your shoulders girls, otherwise they lend a scarf at the entrance...
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  • Amazing historical value. Mosaics are fantastic, make sure you climb the belltower...
  • This could be a good place to visit for those who interested in archaeology and religion, or for panoramic view over the town.
  • Beautiful if you enjoy history, specifically christian history. Beautiful church, definitely worth visiting.
  • A true highlight of Porec and a exceptional artwork of bysantine architecture.
  • Interesting, nice place. Not a big one, so you can enjoy it without being overloaded by information. Information tables sometimes Croatian only. Worth to see it.

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Porec serves as one of Croatia's most visited seaside destinations, so advance booking is essential for all travelers visiting at peak season. The city's inventory of lodgings includes everything from five-star hotels with sea views and all the modern amenities you need, to simply furnished rooms in rural houses a short drive outside the city. If you want to stay anywhere near the city center, expect steep prices and few bargains. For a budget-friendly alternative, look for small hotels and self-catering apartments outside the central district.
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