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Address: Vodnjan, Croatia

This church contains the largest collection of saintly relics outside of...

This church contains the largest collection of saintly relics outside of Rome.

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Unusual and interesting church visit

If you are in the area of Istria, it’s worth paying a visit to the Church of St Blaise at Vodnjan to see the remains of the saints’ bodies which are preserved without having been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are in the area of Istria, it’s worth paying a visit to the Church of St Blaise at Vodnjan to see the remains of the saints’ bodies which are preserved without having been embalmed. The church member who greeted our small group was very welcoming, a passionate story teller, and quite a character. After a brief tour of... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Our family of 6 enjoyed a visit to this city and Church! Beware that even though it is hot in Croatia, covering shoulders and legs are one of the requirements to "enter" the Church. We were more than happy to cover-up, because we all really wanted to see the mummies and Jesus Relics. ;) The mummies were just "Wow!" For... More 

Thank MyInterestingTrip
Istria, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We queued up for a very long time just to see the mummies. It was a bit disappointing as you can only see then from behind a barrier, so you can't get close. It's also very dark where they are kept, you only get a short time to see what is behind the glass cases due to the number of... More 

Thank MrsCroatia
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

For everyone who is religion lover. they keep remains of saints, and other religious relics. The bell tower, which is located next to the church looks impressive.

Thank Hrvoje Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We slipped into this church on a Sunday afternoon. It's stately, huge and with colorful stain glass windows. We talked to a docent at the front of the church who offered us options to see the little museum and/or the mummies behind the alter. The tour of the museum, we were told, takes about an hour and the mummies another... More 

Thank Feenixwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Extraordinary. Had a private viewing of the mummified saints and the relics. Church official spoke good English. Very interesting. Beautiful church in a very quiet town. Well worth a visit.

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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

totally worth the visit! even if you're not particularly religious the experience is still very cool. the church itself is beautifully structured both inside and out, and the man that worked there was very friendly and polite. my jaw dropped as soon as i entered the room with the mummies. their stories are very intriguing and their bodies are really... More 

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Newhall, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Loved the old Venetian style town in which St. Blaise resides. We were not sure that the church would be open, according to our guidebook, but it was and we waited just a few minutes to have a private presentation of the mummies by one of the Church Staff. One was supposed to have curative properties. Then we were led... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Extraordinary! Slightly disturbing. Very enthusiastic and helpful tour guide. Very memorable possibly not for the right reasons .

Thank Realisticrach
Ringsted, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Very conserved mummys , Nice old church in not big city Vodnjan , people should take a look at it when they are nearby .

Thank Genevieve V

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