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St. Simon's Church

| a sud di Ulica Elizabete Kotromanić, Zadar 23000, Croatia
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| a sud di Ulica Elizabete Kotromanić, Zadar 23000, Croatia
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Churches in Zadar are mainly stone buildings. St. Simon is different, decorated with red/ orange coating outside. This church is mainly closed and you need to check the timetable before your visit. Visiting inside is a must. Look at famous Škrinja sv. Šimuna, luxurious decorated...More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our group was privileged to visit St Simon`s and appreciate the amazing history behind the story of Simeon who, according to the Bible, was there when Jesus` parents brought him to Jerusalem for the purification rite. A place of quiet reflection and prayer.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Sunday morning mass includes families and singles, and lovely, haunting music. Try to attend a mass if time affords.

Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We went in to see the famous sarcophagus. You can see it from 10 meters away, behind the rope - so I don't really know whether it was wort the visit. Apart from that there's nothing of interest inside.

Thank WieslawSz
Reviewed 15 August 2016

It's only 50 metres from 5 Wells Square and worth a few minutes to look inside - entry is free / by donation. It's an early Christian three-nave basilica with notable Baroque alter paintings. Note that shoulder covering is needed to enter the church.

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 1 January 2016

St Simon's reminds me more of reconstructed roman buildings than of a church. It has very simple red exterior with a few pillars and arched windows.

Thank tradIndy
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Zadars' churches are not really worth visiting. And staff was quite rude and didn't allowed me to useusey phone to read about churchphone to

Thank Angelyana1985
Reviewed 16 September 2015

What a hidden nice little church in Zadar. It's not easy to find, but worth a visit. Just ask a local for directions and get there, it's wortj the walk.

Thank Marcel_D2013
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Women-no tank tops/shorts and men no shorts allowed to enter. No photos allowed. You see the sarcophagus 25 feet behind a rope. Sort of disappointing. But the sarcophagus with St Simeon's remains is a work of art. They display his body on October 8, his...More

Thank Loretta P
Reviewed 12 October 2014

definite dress code. we went on October 8th when the chest is on open display for a week and were allowed onto the altar up steps for a close up look at the remains of st.simeon lying in the ornate casket. the church itself is...More

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