Roman Temple of Nin

Nin, Croatia

Remains of the Roman temple from the 1st century AD in the time of the Roman emperor Vespasian. It was the largest Roman temple on the east side of the Adriatic sea with the dimensions of 33 meters in length and 23.5m in width. It is located in the very center of Nin.

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Founded: 1st century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Croatia

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Robert & Katie (Christophoros) (6 months ago)
In the very centre of Nin, on the location of the once Roman forum, the remains of a monumental Roman Temple can be found, the biggest on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. They date from the second half of the 1st century AD., from the reign of the Roman Emperor Vespazian 69-79 AD. His name is found on the inscription carved on the frieze from the facade of the Temple. The ground plan of the Temple shows two parts of the same size, the shrine (cella) on the western side and a porch in front of it on the eastern side. The outside circumference of the building was 33m in length and 23.5m in width. The shrine inside, was divided into three areas, separated one from the other by two columns on each side. Most probably sculptures of deities were placed in it. Entrance to the central area was through a portal from which fragments of the lintel and door post have been preserved. In front of the shrine there is a spacious porch which on its facade from the eastern side, had six fluted columns. A monumental staircase on the facade led to the podium of the Temple whose foundations can still be seen today. On the Temple there was a Corinthian column which had an original height of 17 metres.
Gerardo Pallares PH1DLB (8 months ago)
History can be felt here
Natalie (3 years ago)
Remains of the biggest Roman temple on the Adriatic sea. One beautiful, restored pillar surrounded with ruins, whispering of history. Quiet place, great for chilling or reading a book, while laying on a blanket on a meadow or sitting on one of the ruins or benches around it.
Mariette Papic (4 years ago)
I love this place because it is open and quiet, more of a park than anything else. There are benches for reading and the ruins are simple.
Andrew Shovelton (4 years ago)
Lovely, Calm and carefully restored ruins of a large Adriatic temple.
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