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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Marco Sarboraria (6 months ago)
Particularly the asymmetrical facade, bell tower detached from the structure.
Martin Martin (7 months 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.
Maximilian (8 months ago)
Eine schöne einfache Kirche von Innen, aber die Fassade ist sehr heruntergekommen.
Robert Čiček (2 years ago)
Beautiful cathedral (church) worth visiting.
Danijel Marinculić (Mare) (3 years ago)
Surrounding area untidy!
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