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The Euphrasian Basilica

Eufrazijeva bazilika

History & Culture - Churches and basilicas


The most valuable cultural property in Poreč, the Euphrasian Basilica, was registered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. The early-Christian compound is the only complete landmark in the world preserved from that period.

Built during the time of Bishop Euphrasius in the 6th century it includes an atrium, baptistery, bishop's palace, mosaics, and remains of sacral buildings dating from the 3rd to the 4th centuries.  The mosaics which decorate the inside and facade of the church are considered a valuable bequest of Byzantine art, and thanks to the floor mosaics and preserved writings the periods of its construction and renovation can be read.

Visitors’ tours are possible every day except during religious rituals.

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  • Monday 08:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 21:00