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Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč

Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: Poreč is situated 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 apsis is dominated by a ciborium that was modelled after the ciborium in St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. 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 - The apse of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč is adorned with 6th century Byzantine mosaics. The mosaics depict Mother Mary and...

The apse of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč is adorned with 6th century Byzantine mosaics. The mosaics depict Mother Mary and Child, surrounded by angels, saints and Bishop Euphrasius, the top row depict Jesus and the twelve apostles. The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the historic centre of Poreč gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1997.

  1. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - The apse of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč is adorned with 6th century Byzantine mosaics. The mosaics depict Mother Mary and...

    The apse of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč is adorned with 6th century Byzantine mosaics. The mosaics depict Mother Mary and Child, surrounded by angels, saints and Bishop Euphrasius, the top row depict Jesus and the twelve apostles. The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the historic centre of Poreč gained the 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 basilica was built on the site of a previous church from the 4th century. The Euphrasian Basilica is the most important historic monument in the town of Poreč.

  3. Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč - The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč viewed from the atrium. The façade of the basilica is adorned with Byzantine mosaics. The...

    The Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč viewed from the atrium. The façade of the basilica is adorned with Byzantine mosaics. The basilica was built in the 6th century under the Byzantine Empire and Bishop Euphrasius. The episcopal complex in Poreč includes the basilica, a baptistery, the atrium, the bell tower, floor mosaics from an earlier basilica and the archbishop's palace.

  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 complex is...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The entrance gate into the Euphrasian Basilica. The complex is surrounded by a wall. The Euphrasian Basilica, the atrium, the baptistery and 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 the...

    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 adorned with 6th century Byzantine...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The Euphrasian Basilica is adorned 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 that was 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 is supported by columns of...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The nave of the Euphrasian Basilica 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 the centuries-old Gothic choir stalls in the...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: A chapel and the centuries-old Gothic choir stalls in the Euphrasian Basilica. The 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 episcopal Complex was named after Bishop Euphrasius.

  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 Euphrasian...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The wooden ceiling of the octagonal baptistery of the Euphrasian Basilica. An octagon-shaped baptistery covered by a simple wooden roof was typical of Early Christian architecture, the baptistery has the shape of an octagon in order to recall the octava dies, the eighth day: the Day of Resurrection. 

  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 was built in the 6th...

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: The former archbishop's palace in Poreč was built in the 6th century for Bishop Euphrasius. The palace was restored to its original state, as in the time Bishop Euphrasius lived here. Nowadays, the palace is a museum.

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

    Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč: One of the rooms in the former archbishop's palace in Poreč. The Bishops of Poreč used to live here until 1992, a new residence was built on the west side of the complex. The archbishop's palace in Poreč was built in the 6th century. The palace is located near Euphrasian Basilica and is now a 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 situated on a small...

    Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica located in the historic centre of Poreč: The historic centre of Poreč is situated on a small peninsula surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.