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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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  • The Basilica is well worth a visit, particularly if ancient Roman antiquities are your thing. The well preserved mosaics are wonderful 
  • It's a must...you really feel the past here. The mosaics are still well conserved. This is one of the most old churches in the world. 
  • Visit the remains of one of the oldest churches in Europe is extraordinarily interesting historical, artistic, religious. A destination not to be missed if you are in Istria!
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