Church of St. Donat, Zadar

4.2
#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Zadar
The largest Pre-Romanesque building in Croatia, Church of St. Donat--with its strict circular shape--has been proclaimed a highly original creation of the era. Built in the 9th century, this church has pieces and parcels of an ancient Roman forum built directly into it. See the Roman pillars inside and climb the narrow, dark stairs to the second level. Observe the simple shapes, decorated with an occasional ornament from the forum to produce something that's been celebrated for over a millennium. Due to its odd attractiveness and exceptional acoustics, the site regularly hosts music festivals and performances. Add Church of St. Donat and other attractions to your Zadar trip itinerary using our Zadar trip maker tool .
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  • One of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. I loved everything about it and the story behind is lovely. Recommend to everyone!!  more »
  • We were really impressed with that old church from Romans days. It is special for locals. Local people are very proud.  more »
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  • Nice little spot at the port of Zadar. Looks beautiful at night. If you go during the day you can also climb up the tomb and get a good view.
  • It is really monumental. Thick walls, sturdy, beautiful backdrop image for photos... To know that it was once surrounded by buildings and hidden from view - what a waste!
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