The Euphrasian Basilica
The Euphrasian Basilica, built in the 6th century, was named after the Bishop Euphrasius, and is considered to be the most beautiful preserved monument of the Byzantine art, and is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It was built on the foundations of a three-nave basilica, while today the Basilica is supported by rows of marble columns with beautiful capitals. It consists of several parts, some which are the Parish Church, St. Maurus’ Oratory, baptistery and the bell tower, the sacristy and so on. In the Basilica, one can come across valuable works of art and monuments of early Christian, medieval and early Byzantine times. Its beautiful facade and the interior are adorned with mosaics, the oldest of which date back to the 3rd century. Two main displays of glittering mosaics depict the Annunciation and the Visitation. The Basilica is open for visits every single day, and you can also visit the bell tower from which you can see the beautiful city of Poreč and its surrounding area.
Category: Old town, Temple- church- mosque, Must visit,
Eufrazijeva Street (Old Town), Poreč 52440
45.228331, 013.593262 (45°13’42.0″N,013°35’35.7″E)
00385 (0)52 451 784
January, February, March, November, December: 09:00-16:00h
April, May, June, September, October: 09:00-18:00h
July, August: 09:00-21:00h
Adults: 40 HRK (5,30 EUR), Students: 20 HRK (2,70 EUR), pre-school children free of charge.
GPS coordinates: 45.228331, 013.593262 (45°13’42.0″N, 013°35’35.7″E)
Address: Eufrazijeva Street (Old Town), Poreč 52440
The Euphrasian Basilica is located in the Old Town of Poreč in Eufrazijeva Street. It is about 290m away from the square named Trg slobode.
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do starog dijela grada Poreča i ostavite na Trgu slobode (velikom trgu gdje se održavaju koncerti). 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 Eufrazijevoj Bazilici koja se nalazi u ulici Eufrazijeva, u starom dijelu grada Poreča. Hvala!
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