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Church of St. Donat, Zadar

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The largest Pre-Romanesque building in Croatia, Church of St. Donat--with its strict circular shape--has been proclaimed a highly original creation of the era. Built in the 9th century, this church has pieces and parcels of an ancient Roman forum built directly into it. See the Roman pillars inside and climb the narrow, dark stairs to the second level. Observe the simple shapes, decorated with an occasional ornament from the forum to produce something that's been celebrated for over a millennium. Due to its odd attractiveness and exceptional acoustics, the site regularly hosts music festivals and performances. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Church of St. Donat by using our Zadar trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Church is pretty outside, especially after nightfall and with the illuminations however a little disappointed from the inside the tour is quickly made and little explanation
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  • This Church is in the old town across from shops and cafes on one side and the ocean on the other. The perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sights and sun while looking at a piece of History. The church ...  more »
  • The Church of St. Donatus is a beautiful church in Zadar Old Town and was constructed in the 9th century. It was originally named the Church of the Holy Trinity but was re-dedicated to St. Donatus in ...  more »
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  • Pretty on the outside but definitely not worth the visit inside at the moment (November 2016). It's undergoing some sort of renovation on its interior.
  • A really well preserverd middle age Church which is a must see when visiting Zadar. Nobody comes home without at least one photograph of the church. The town square is not filled with stands or shops so the church looks even more magnificent.
  • Amazingggg, so beautiful and huge-looking on the outside but on the inside not as close...still is one of the most famous "places" in Zadar.
  • Excellent old church well worth a visit. If you get chance go up the tower the views are stunning.
  • The must see point in Zadar. You should definitely go up the tower and enjoy the view.