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Euphrasius Basilica, Poreč

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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 Poreč trip planner to get the most from your Poreč vacation.
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  • A gem of a complex. Nearly missed the ticket office as looked closed. Not much to enter. The bascillica is amazing on its own but the rest of the complex is even more amazing, the mosiacs in... 
    A gem of a complex. Nearly missed the ticket office as looked closed. Not much to enter. The bascillica is amazing on its own but the rest of the complex is even more amazing, the mosiacs in...  more »
  • Excellent preservation of Roman and Byzantine buildings. Mosaics, layout, bell tower. Blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzz 
    Excellent preservation of Roman and Byzantine buildings. Mosaics, layout, bell tower. Blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzz  more »
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  • Amazing historical Basilica Roman Catholic Church. Well preserved and the great condition. We enjoyed to take some time off in this place.
  • It was nice to see this really old building complex. Everything is wonderful, I really enjoyed to see the original mosaics in that almost perfect condition, which is amazing, because these things are more than five hundred years old. The information boards was interesting and there are written in a lot of language with correct translations. The panorama from the tower was amazing with the view of the sea.

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