Cathedral of St. Anastasia
Cathedral of St. Anastasia is a three nave Romanesque building, and also the largest church in Dalmatia. It was built through 12th century and again in 13th century after being destroyed in 1202 by the Venetians. This was the site of an early Christian basilica dating from 4th or 5th century. The altar in the northern apse still keeps a sarcophagus with relics of St. Anastasia, ordered by Bishop Donatus. Cathedral’s facade shows perfect harmony of horizontal and vertical lines on late-Romanesque style portals, that also have some Gothic style in the lunettes with reliefs. Visit to his church by two Popes, Alexander III. and John Paul II. prove St. Anastasia’s importance. Apart from other things, the church is also decorated with a stone seat for an archbishop and a 6th century six-leaves baptistery. The sacristy used to be called the chapel of St. Barbara, and it now belongs to oldest parts of the cathedral. The bell tower was built in 15th and 19th centuries in a neo-Romanesque style, and it offers a perfect view of the city and its surroundings.
Category: Must visit, Museum-art-palace,
Trg Sv. Stošije (old town), Zadar 23000
44.116336, 015.224479 (44°06’58.8″N,015°13’28.1″E)
00385 (0)23 251 708,
00385 ( 0)91 161 2952
Bell sightseeing: 15 HRK (2 EUR); Cathedral entrance: free
You must climb up the cathedral tower to experience the beautiful view of the whole old town; you will have a number of beautiful photos.
GPS coordinates: 44.116336, 015.224479 (44°06’58.8″N,015°13’28.1″E)
Address: Trg Sv. Stošije (old town), Zadar 23000
The Cathedral and the bell tower of St. Anastasia are located next to the main Forum Square in the old part of Zadar
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do starog dijela grada Zadra, idemo do katedrale sv. Stošije. Ostavite nas na trgu Forum. 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 katedrali sv. Stošije koja se nalazi uz sami trg Forum u starom dijelu grada Zadra. Hvala!
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