Co-Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary

Senj, Croatia

The Co-Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary was built in 1169 as a Romanesque basilica of a single nave on the foundations of a pagan temple of the fourth and fifth centuries, whose remains are still visible at the back of the sanctuary at about 1.5 meters deep. The façade and the south side of the cathedral, in the middle of the eighteenth century was decorated with Romanesque arches and brick niches. In the same period the church was expanded with the addition of two side aisles, altars and other works of art. During World War II the cathedral was severely damaged. The current appearance of the building is the result of the restoration executed between 1949 and 1950.



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Founded: 1169
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Olivier Mondet (12 months ago)
Very beautiful cathedral in the town of Senj. On a small square in the middle of the streets you will find the bell tower and the patched facade of the cathedral. Inside, very sober white walls and numerous altars. A dark wooden ceiling that contrasts with the walls. The letters on the rows of benches are remarkable.
federico passaro (12 months ago)
Located in the center of Segna, reachable on foot through the streets of the ancient city and worth a visit. Next to the church, the asymmetric facade of the bell tower detached from the structure and right in front is the city museum.
David Sirotek (14 months ago)
The church in the center of Senj, which was almost destroyed during the Second World War, but is now in a beautiful state and is worth a visit. ? Next to the church there is an old tower and directly opposite is the city museum, where you can find out more information... :-)
Marco Sarboraria (2 years ago)
Particularly the asymmetrical facade, bell tower detached from the structure.
Martin Martin (2 years ago)
Originally a medieval church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary built in the late Romanesque style. The building was almost completely destroyed by bombing during World War II. The portals on the facade are from the 18th century, the furniture of the church is similarly old, or younger, from the second half of the 20th century. Inscriptions in Glagolitic on the side walls of the wooden benches draw attention to the fact that the very first books in Glagolitic began to be printed in the city of Senj. You can learn more about it in the city museum, which is right across from the church, on the corner of the square.
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