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Church of St. Donat, Zadar

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • We only climbed the tower. It was not that hard. The view of the city was fantastic. Definitely worth a visit. 
  • The Church is located in the Centre of the town and is surrounded by many other ruins/historical structures. This is one of the oldest churches and hence has a simple yet charming appeal. For a small ...  read more »
  • Great place to turn to look at the whole of Zadar and surroundings. In aloneczny day view he stretches out between two bands gorskimi and the sea. Admission 15 kun almost 2 euros but certainly worth it. Tower has 45 meters (as I remember) and the view is obledny
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  • Beautiful and unique cathedral. It is built in the less common Byzantine style so is definitely a bit different from the run of the mill Cathedrals you may be used to. Right next to the roman forum.
  • Very interesting and nice church.
  • Nice old town
  • Beautiful cathedral especially in the evening. If you don't like the crowd, you should avoid it.
  • my best 3 days
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