Top Historic Sights in Jasenice, Croatia

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St. Juraj Church

Church of Saint Juraj is a true pearl of ancient Croatian sacral architecture and was designed as a enormous sundial and calendar. Experts speculate that it was made between the 9th and 11th century and it is ranked as one of the most beautiful churches alongside other beauties such as Church of Holy Cross in Nin and Saint Pelegrin in Savar. It is preserved in its original form of a semi-cross with a characteristic do ...
Founded: 9th century AD | Location: Jasenice, Croatia

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.