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Church of St. Donat

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Address: Trg Sv. Stoshije 4 | Trg Rimskog Foruma - Zeleni trg, Zadar 23000, Croatia
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+385 23 250 829
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Oceans and churches

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
Michelle B
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County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 is very different from most churches you seen from the shape, to the colour, to the type of brick... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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 the 15th century. It is the largest Pre-romanesque building in Croatia. Totally worth a visit!

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We did not go in,don't think opened but notice the base. They used "old" Roman ruin parts to start the base of the church. Recycling many years ago.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Interesting, small admission price like less than $1. still in use and could be a wedding going on, lots of stairs to get up to tower

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Bromont, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The church is now used for concerts and as a painting galery. Please notice that portion of the walls are made of blocks from roman columns. and other artefacts from the roman empire. Very quiet atmosphere.

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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Church of St. Donat (original St. Trinity) is the most important monument of pre-Romanesque architecture of the early Middle Ages (9th century) in Croatia and symbol of the city of Zadar, a result of specific forms one of the most important of its kind in Europe. Unfortunately, the church has long been restored, and viewing is disturbed by scaffolding and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

St. Donat’s Church stands in front of the Cathedral, and is the most impressive building in the square. This Byzantine monolith, commissioned by the Irish saint during the 9th century, is built from stones taken from ruins in the Roman Forum alongside. It is no longer used as a church, but for exhibitions and light installations, one of which was... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The tower is worth climbing (480 stairs only!) for the 360 degrees view of the old town and new Zadar including the marina.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Donatus of Zadar, began construction on this church in the 9th century. The church of St. Donatus is the largest Pre-romanesque building in Croatia.

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Hawthorn,Co.Durham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is no longer used as a church but you pay a small fee to look inside. A massive amazing structure circular and very high. Beautiful old stonework with amazing staircase around the inside to visit the level at the top. Lots of stairs bug worth the climb as it is quite spectacular looking down.

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