St. Mary church&museum
Next to the church of St. Mary there is also a same called Benedictine nunnery that was founded in 1066 by Čika, a member of Zadar patrician family and sister to Croatian king Petar Krešimir IV. Due to her family origin, the nunnery was given highest honor and received royal treasures such as hymn books and breviaries. Čika’s hymn book is still kept in Bodleyan library at Oxford University. Her influence was such that she even managed to secure financial support to King Coleman who built basilica consisting of three parts, a monastery hall and a bell tower whose interior was decorated with wall paintings from 12th century. Today, one part of the church is used as exhibition area showing Zadar’s gold and silver displaying different objects from 8th to 18th century. Numerous relics, chalices, sculptures, paintings, even lace are thus the best witness of Zadar’s turbulent past but also its importance as a cultural center.
Category: Old town, Temple- church- mosque, Must visit, Museum-art-palace,
Madijevaca (old town, next to Forum), Zadar 23000
44.115350, 015.224812 (44°06’55.3″N, 015°13’29.3″E)
00385 (0)23 254 820
Summer: Mon-Sun: 10:00-13:00h and 18:00-20:00h; Sun, holidays: 10:00-13:00h;
Winter: Mon-Sun: 10:00-12:30h and 17:00-18:30h; Sun, holidays: 10:00-12:30h
Adults: 20 HRK (2.60 EUR); group (5+ persons): 10 HRK (1.30 EUR); students: 5 HRK (0.60 EUR)
GPS coordinates: 44.115350, 015.224812 (44°06’55.3″N, 015°13’29.3″E)
Address: Madijevaca (old town, next to Forum), Zadar 23000
Church of St. Mary and the Museum of Silver and Gold are located in the center of the old city of Zadar, on the famous Roman Forum Square and opposite to the Church of St. Donat
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do crkve sv. Marije koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Zadrana Trgu Rimskog Foruma preko puta kojeg je crkva sv. Donata. 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. Marije koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Zadra na Trgu Rimskog Foruma preko puta kojeg je crkva sv. Donata. Hvala!
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