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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David Davidson (2 years ago)
Patricia Naranjo (2 years ago)
Church that was part of a 12th century Benedictine monastery. It was partly destroyed by the allies in 1944.
Shane C. (3 years ago)
Beautiful medieval stone church of such a huge importance!
dijana palada (3 years ago)
The Roman Catholic church named after martyrs of St. Krševana, one of the saints of the city's patron saint. It was built in Romanesque style in the 12th century. The interior is divided into three ships ending with semi-circular apses that are beautifully seen on the outside of the church. On the left side of the front there is a bell tower whose construction began at the end of the 15th century but it was never fully completed.
Nenad Medak (5 years ago)
Nice church!
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