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Church of St. Donatus
Church of St. Donatus

Church of St. Donatus

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
Ranked #3 in Zadar things to do
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Trg Svete Stošije 3, 23000, Zadar, Croatia
+385 23 316 166
http://www.zadarskanadbiskupija.hr/
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Donatus of Zadar began construction of this church in the 9th century. It is the largest Pre-romanesque building in Croatia, a structure of grand Byzantine architecture.

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Church St. Donatus.... it's symbol of the city of Zadar,,,by the way the city Zadar is about 3 thousend years old city

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London, UK

This interesting looking church is arguably the best example of Byzantine architecture left in the region, which is named after its founder, Bishop Donat. Unfortunately it's no longer used as a church and is now primarily a concert hall, but it's still worth paying to look around inside. The structure was built in the 9th century on top of the old Roman Forum and has the Cathedral of Saint Anastasia alongside it for company.

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New Delhi, India
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well preserved 9th century Romanesque building. the most important work of this period in the region. the dome and remaining metallurgy pieces are well worth a look.

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Ostarski Stanovi, Croatia

Unique church from 9th century.

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Monumental church of St.Donatus from 9th century.

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Bangkok, Thailand

Beautiful and well preserved.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

An ancient church built in the rare pre-Roman Dalmatian style.

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Madrid, Spain

Caminando por el casco historico de Zadar te llamará la atención una iglesia de base circular del siglo IX dedicada a San Donato, el patrono de la ciudad, aunque sólo funcionó como iglesia en los primeros siglos desde su creación.

Hoy en día funciona como una sala de conciertos debido a su acústica. Antes, tampoco ha sido utilizada a tal fin, sino que ha servido de museo arqueológico (cuando formaba parte de Yugoslavia) y almacén (antes de la segunda guerra mundial).

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Playa de Gandia, Spain

Del siglo IX y de estilo bizantino, fue construida sobre el foro romano. Su característica principal es que es un edificio circular, siendo el más grande de toda la región de Dalmacia. Está emplazada al lado del foro romano de la ciudad y según se cuenta parte de la iglesia está construida con restos de este foro. Se puede subir a la torre contigua para poder tener vistas de la ciudad, especialmente para ver el fabuloso atardecer.

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