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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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  • The church feels as if it has been there a long time. Beautiful mosaics and a nice place to reflect. If you have some extra energy try going up the tower for a fantastic view of the surrounding area.....  more »
  • The Euphrasian basilica dating from the sixth century, is the most significant edifice making Poreč recognizable in the world. It is the pride of the people who live here and a meeting place of many p...  more »
  • A very interesting exhibition showing the development of the church throughout the centuries, with beautiful mosaics, wooden sculptures and archaeological site from Roman times.  more »
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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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