Sunday 16 October 2016

Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč

This basilica seems to me one of those buildings that are much more prettier in the inside than on the outside 

Euphrasian Basilica
This postcard was sent by Veronika

The Euphrasian Basilica (CroatianEufrazijeva bazilikaItalianBasilica Eufrasiana) or the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary is a basilica in PorečCroatia. The episcopal complex, including, apart the basilica itself, a sacristy, a baptistery and the bell tower of the nearby archbishop's palace, is an excellent example of early Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean region.
The Euphrasian basilica has for the most part retained its original shape, but accidents, fires and earthquakes have altered a few details. Since it is the third church to be built on the same site, it conceals previous buildings, for example the great floor mosaic of the previous basilica from the 5th century. - in: wikipedia

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