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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
Phone Number: +385 23 250 829
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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Brookfield, Connecticut
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Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank BrianALynch
Bromont, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank B265
Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Tomi T
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.

Thank Gabriel I
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

Thank Felixstowe2016
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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.

Thank Brenda H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It's an old church with history but it's no longer used as a church so there is no visit to the inside. Neat architecture though.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is rare round church, over a thousand years old. There are no flourishes other than three apsis. High up is a ladies gallery. Worth the climb.

Thank Kevin H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Think about a place where as soon as you step in, your mind starts traveling to another place and time. This is the feeling I got when visiting this church. Not only is its round shape extremely photogenic from outside, but also inside you get an interesting experience, especially at night when the venue provides some exhibitions during summer time.

Thank João Miguel C

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