Rohatyn is a small town considered as one of the historic places of Ukraine. The wooden Church of the Holy Spirit is a monument of folk architecture and monumental art of national importance included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This church, one of the most outstanding monuments of the Galician school of wooden architecture, was most probably built in the first half of the 17th century. It is one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine. Today, the building is used as a museum institution.
Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn had one of the first church brotherhoods in Ukraine. By their means a unique Renaissance-Baroque iconostasis was created in 1650. It is one of the three oldest iconostases in Ukraine that have survived to our time.References:
The Church of St Donatus name refers to Donatus of Zadar, who began construction on this church in the 9th century and ended it on the northeastern part of the Roman forum. It is the largest Pre-Romanesque building in Croatia.
The beginning of the building of the church was placed to the second half of the 8th century, and it is supposed to have been completed in the 9th century. The Zadar bishop and diplomat Donat (8th and 9th centuries) is credited with the building of the church. He led the representations of the Dalmatian cities to Constantinople and Charles the Great, which is why this church bears slight resemblance to Charlemagne"s court chapels, especially the one in Aachen, and also to the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. It belongs to the Pre-Romanesque architectural period.
The circular church, formerly domed, is 27 m high and is characterised by simplicity and technical primitivism.