VALUABLE CHURCHES IN ZADAR MOSTLY IN ROMANESQUE STYLE!
ST. ANASTASIA-THE CATHEDRAL BUILT IN 13TH AND 14TH CT. ON THE SITE OF AN OLD CHRISTIAN BASILICA FROM 6TH CT. THELARGEST ROMANESQUE CATHEDRAL IN DALMATIA
ST. MARY’S CHURCH WITH ITS BENEDICTINE MONASTERY The church dates back to 1091. It was dedicated to Out LadyMinor, the church under the control of the Benedictine nunnery and was founded by abbess Cika in 1066.In the 16th century St. Mary church was renovated, which included giving it more length, height and a more Renaissance appeal.
The church of St.Chryisogonus – one of the four city’s patronsIt was consecrated in 1175, built in Romanesque style. St. Grisogone lived at the same time as a martyre St. Anastasia and St. Zoilus /another city patron – saint/
St. Simeon’s church /a city patron – saint/ On the high altar of the Church of St. Simeon in Zadar, two largebaroque bronze angels bear a gilded silver chest. It recaptures animportant period in the history of Zadar, and not only of Zadar but also of the whole second half of the 14th century. This is also a three-naved church in Romanesque style
St. Francis – church and conventThe oldest Gothic church in Dalmatia /consecrated in 1280/; it hosts the Musical evenings in it cloister /on the the right of the pictures/
Other churches… St. Donatus church, ofcourse, the ONLY ONE OFTHE KIND – waiting for its nomination for Unesco’s cultural phenomenon! From 9th ct.
.St. Donatus - began construction this church in the 9th century. The church was originally named the church of the Holy Trinity (finished in the beginning of the 9th century), in the 15th century it was renamed the Church of St. Donatus.