Church of St. Euphemia

Rovinj, Croatia

The Church of St. Euphemia is a Baroque church located in the heart of the historic part of Rovinj, Croatia, dominating the town.

This three-nave church was built in 1736 over the remains of older, early Christian structures. The dedication was originally to Saint George, later to Saints George and Euphemia; the present building is dedicated to Euphemia only. Its façade dates from 1883.

The relics of Saint Euphemia are preserved in a Roman sarcophagus from the sixth century (but adapted in the 15th century). The church contains several treasures and works of art: Gothic statues from the 15th century, paintings from the 16th and the 17th centuries: Last Supper and Christ in the Gethsemane.

The bell tower resembles the tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice. It was built during 1654–1680, to the plans by Antonio Manopola. On top of this 60 m-high tower stands the statue of Saint Euphemia, serving as a wind vane.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details

Founded: 1736
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Angela Guardian (3 months ago)
Very beautiful place to visit. If you have time go up to the church tower and see the breathtaking view of Rovinj. Be cearful on the staircases in the tower they are realy scary.
Vlassis Youroukos (3 months ago)
On the top of the hill with nice views around. For 20kn (a bit less than 3€), you can have access to the wooden staircase that leads to the top of the 60m high bell tower. The staircase is old, steep and intimidating but the views from the top are astonishing.
Drew Vaterlaus (3 months ago)
Beautiful church inside and out. Amazing views from a top a hill and overlooking the sea. For €3 you can go up to the top of the bell tower and have phenomenal views of the entire city and surrounding islands.
Gaurav Kachru (3 months ago)
Beautifully set between the coastline and the gardens around it, it's lovely on the outside. Once inside, it's more ordinary. The murals are limited and the roof is almost bare. The statue of Mother Teresa is a novelty. Otherwise, a pretty church in a beautiful location but not near exceptional.
Luka Savic (5 months ago)
It's a religious church that lies to people for mind control and money taking that's why 1 stat. But overall its a nice looking church you can see from all parts of town because of course they made it on top of the hill. It has some beautiful sights from its terrace. Its worth climbing up to it and enjoying the sight of sea. They even found an older church that was built long time ago and dirt covered it. It has some tunnels under it. I found this fake bullets on the ground, they were filming some action scenes here with Selma Hayek and Samuel L Jackson.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte, located in the municipality of Andria, rises on a rocky hill dominating the surrounding countryside of the Murgia region. A unique piece of medieval architecture, it was completed in 1240. The castle’s location, its perfect octagonal shape, as well as the mathematical and astronomical precision of its layout all reflect the broad education and cultural vision of its founder, Emperor Frederick II.

As a leader of modern humanism, the Germanic Emperor brought scholars together in his court from throughout the Mediterranean, combining Eastern and Western traditions. The castle’s unique design, an octagonal plan with octagonal towers at each angle, represents a search for perfection. Interior features reflect Eastern influences, such as the innovative hydraulic installation used by Frederick II for bathing in accord to the typical Arabic customs.

The site is of outstanding universal value in its formal perfection and its harmonious blending of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Muslim world and classical antiquity. Castel del Monte is a unique masterpiece of medieval architecture, reflecting the humanist ideas of its founder, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen.