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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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  • Worth a visit for 40 Kuna. Can make a tour includes 10 points, described on the ticket and follow the signs in the building. Especially the ancient mosaics are interesting. The story is well explained on signs and dates back several centuries.
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  • Very interesting for the whole family. Well worth the visit. You are asked to cover shoulders on your visit, but they provided us with scarves if you don't have one. 
  • During our stay in Croatia could not miss a visit to the historic town of Porec and in particular its basilica. The Euphrasian basilica very well maintained and cared for is still the original decorations in part ... the path very well researched and noted allows a full tour by ensuring that you do not skip any corner ... From the tower you have a spectacular view of the sea and the old town all around ... very impressive church with mosaics excellently maintained. not to be missed!
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