St. Chrysogonus Church

Zadar, Croatia

The Church of St. Chrysogonus isnamed after Saint Chrysogonus, the patron saint of the Zadar.

The Romanesque church was consecrated by Lampridius, Archbishop of Zadar, in 1175. Built at the site of a Roman emporium, it replaced the Church of Saint Anthony the Hermit and is the only remaining part of a large medieval Benedictine abbey. In 1387, Elizabeth of Bosnia, the murdered queen dowager of Hungary and Dalmatia, was secretly buried in the church, where her body remained for three years until being moved to the Székesfehérvár Basilica. The construction of a bell tower began in 1485, but was abandoned in 1546 and never finished.



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Founded: 1175
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Robert Chomicz (14 months ago)
Saint Chrysogonus basilica is a beautiful Romanesque temple that, like some other churches in Zadar, is no longer used as a place of worship. It is now a venue for concerts and consequently cannot be entered at leisure. It is hidden a bit off the beaten path but is definitely worth a look. The Apse of the church, located in the back is especially beautiful. There is a restaurant located opposite of the apse where it can be properly appreciated.
Jose-Manuel Diogo (2 years ago)
Hot in the street and the church is closed at Croatia national day!
David Smith (3 years ago)
A large romanic basilica tucked away in a small square near the Sea Gate. Well worth a look if you're passing by.
Ilda Tamas (3 years ago)
Beautiful church outside. Unfortunately closed when we were there.
David Davidson (4 years ago)
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