The Church of St. Donatus (Zadar)
The church of St. Donatus is a circular pre-Romanesque church, that used to be called the Church of St. Trinity up until the 15th century when they renamed it after the bishop who had it built. The first ever mention of the church dates from 10th century writings of the Byzantine emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus. Because of its unique cylindrical shape, the double interior space and a height of only 27 meters, this church is regarded as one of the most famous and important European pre-Romanesque churches. Most of the architectural ornaments, as well as monolithic pillars inside the church, are of the ancient origin and mostly come from the demolished Roman Forum. Today, the church is mainly used for musical programs, due to its extraordinary acoustics.
Category: Old town, Must visit, Museum-art-palace,
Trg Rimskog Foruma (old town), Zadar 23000
44.115787, 015.224200 (44°06’56.8″N, 015°13’27.1″E)
00385 (0)23 250 613
Summer: Mon-Sun 09:00h-22:00; shorter working hours off season
Adults: 20 HRK (2.60 EUR); groups (10+ persons): 15 HRK (2 EUR); students and retirees: 12 HRK (1.60 EUR)
GPS coordinates: 44.115787, 015.224200 (44°06’56.8″N, 015°13’27.1″E)
Address: Trg Rimskog Foruma (old town), Zadar 23000
Church of St. Donatus is located in the very center of the old city of Zadar, on the Roman Forum Square (next to the cathedral)
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do crkve sv. Donata koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Zadra na Trgu Rimskog Foruma (pored katedrale). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema crkvi sv. Donata koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Zadra na Trgu Rimskog Foruma (pored katedrale). Hvala!
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