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Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč

Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: Poreč is located on the west coast of Croatia. The Euphrasian Basilica is the foremost historical monument in Poreč. The Euphrasian Basilica, the atrium, baptistery and episcopal palace are outstanding examples of religious architecture. The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč was built in the 6th century. The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč combines classical and Byzantine architecture. The most notable features of the Euphrasian Basilica are the 6th century mosaics. The mosaics of the Euphrasian Basilica are considered among the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. The 4th century floor mosaics from an oratory of an earlier basilica are preserved in the garden of the Euphrasian Basilica. The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

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Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The apse of the Euphrasiusbasiliek is decorated with 6th...

Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The apse of

the Euphrasiusbasiliek is decorated with 6th century Byzantine mosaics. The mosaics depict

Mother Mary and Child and bishop Euphrasius. The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian

Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  1. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The apse of the Euphrasiusbasiliek is decorated with 6th...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The apse of

    the Euphrasiusbasiliek is decorated with 6th century Byzantine mosaics. The mosaics depict

    Mother Mary and Child and bishop Euphrasius. The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian

    Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  2. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The bell tower of the Euphrasian Basilica dates from the 16the...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč:

    The bell tower of the Euphrasian Basilica dates from the 16the century. The 6th century

    Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč was built on the site of an older church from the 4th century.

    The Euphrasian Basilica is the most important historical monument in Poreč.

  3. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč seen from the atrium. The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč was built in the 6th century under the Byzantine...

    The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč seen from the atrium. The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč

    was built in the 6th century under the Byzantine Empire and bishop Euphrasius, it was built

    on the side of an earlier basilica. The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the

    Historic Centre of Poreč was declared an UNESCO World Heritagein 1997.

  4. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The entrance gate into the Euphrasian Basilica. The...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč:

    The entrance gate into the Euphrasian Basilica. The Euphrasian Basilica, the atrium, the

    baptistery and the episcopal palace are outstanding examples of religious architecture.

    The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč combines classical and Byzantine elements.

  5. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: A sculpted capital of one of the columns in the atrium of...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč:

    A sculpted capital of one of the columns in the atrium of the Euphrasian Basilica.

    The atrium is a typical example of the Byzantine architecture, it is surrounded by

    a colonnade. The basilica is the main tourist attraction in the Istrian town of Poreč.

  6. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The Euphrasian Basilica is decorated with 6th century...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč:

    The Euphrasian Basilica is decorated with 6th century Byzantine mosaics, they are

    considered amongst the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. The apsis is

    dominated by a ciborium, modelled after the ciborium in St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.

  7. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The nave of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč is...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The nave of

    the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč is supported by columns of Greek marble, the columns

    are decorated with sculpted Byzantine capitals, they all carry the monogram of bishop

    Euphrasius. The Euphrasian Basilica was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  8. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: A chapel and centuries-old Gothic choir stalls in the...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: A chapel and

    centuries-old Gothic choir stalls in the Euphrasian Basilica. The Euphrasian Basilica houses

    religious objects and artworks. A votive chapel houses the relics of St. Maurus of Parentium,

    the patron saint of Poreč. Poreč was once part of a Roman colony, known as Parentium.

  9. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The atrium and the baptistery of the Euphrasian Basilica. The...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The atrium

    and the baptistery of the Euphrasian Basilica. The episcopal complex is situated around a

    colonnaded atrium. The Euphrasian Basilica is the earliest example of a church with three

    apses in Western Europe. The basilica houses religious objects and artworks.

  10. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The wooden ceiling of the octagonal baptistery of the...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč:

    The wooden ceiling of the octagonal baptistery of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč.

    An octagonal baptistery covered by a simple wooden roof was typical of the early

    Christian architecture. The Euphrasian Basilica is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  11. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč The 4th century Roman floor mosaics from the oratory of an...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč

    The 4th century Roman floor mosaics from the oratory of an earlier basilica.

    The floor mosaics were originally part of a Roman house. Today, the Roman

    floor mosaics are preserved in the garden of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč.

  12. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The former archbishop's palace in Poreč. The Euphrasian...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč:

    The former archbishop's palace in Poreč. The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč was built

    in the 6th century under the Byzantine Empire and bishop Euphrasius. The basilica

    was built on the side of an oratory from the 4th century.

  13. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: One of the rooms in the archbishop's palace in Poreč....

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč:

    One of the rooms in the archbishop's palace in Poreč. The bishop used to live here

    until 1992. The archbishop's palace in Poreč was built in the 6th century. The palace

    is located near Euphrasian Basilica and is now a small museum.

  14. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica located in the historic centre of Poreč: The historic centre of Poreč is located on a peninsula...

    Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica located in the historic centre of Poreč:

    The historic centre of Poreč is located on a peninsula surrounded by the Adriatic Sea.

    The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč was 

    declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.