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Church of St. Euphemia, Rovinj

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At Church of St. Euphemia see the painted sarcophagus and relics of St. Euphemia, the patron saint of the town. The Baroque church was built in 1736 over the remains of an older church dedicated to St. George. The statue of St. Euphemia, which serves as a weather vane, greets you from the 60 m (197ft) high bell tower. Enter the church, go to the right and find the altar of St. Euphemia. Look behind it to see the sarcophagus painted with scenes of the martyrdom of the saint. Climb the bell tower, which resembles the tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice. On a clear day you can see the Alps. Put Church of St. Euphemia and other Rovinj attractions into our Rovinj trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Definitely a place to visit when you are in Rovinj. You will be amazed by the view and the perfect time is at the sunset. Besides the sunset view you will most probably encounter the playful dolphins....  more »
  • night visit to this huge church ; walking inside the old city to achieve this high level historical element ; the view to rovinj bay from there a big story actualy ; it was close ; but the huge...  more »
  • An extremely interesting church with an even more beautiful history. Arriving at the top of the hill is not easy, but it is very interesting if you come from the main square. Beside the beautiful narrow houses, the main streets where artists gather ( via Grisia), the arrival in front of the church is magnificent. The church exterior is averaged but interior of the church is beautiful. The altars and the beautiful statues are made of marble. When is 800.g. in the city was brought a sarcophagus with the body of the Christian martyr Euphemia.The sarcophagus was located in front of the church of St. George which was on the site of today's church. However, the inhabitants of Rovinj demanded a larger church that would worthily house a sarcophagus with the body of St. Euphemia and in 950 a new church was built. After later years, the need for a larger and newer church arose and finally in 1736 the Venetian architect Giovanni Dozzi is completed the construction, and from then until today the church of St. Euphemia dominates the urban and seascape of Rovinj. The view from the front of the church is magnificent on the sea and surrounding islands. Just beautiful.
  • Great spot for sun set or climbing the tower where you get great views! If watching sunset take a beer and some cracks and park yourself on the wall looking out to sea.

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