THE CHURCH OF ST DONATUS
This amazing church from the 9th century is one of the symbols of Zadar and the largest Pre-Romanesque structure in Croatia!
The Church of St Donatus is 27 m high and 22 m wide, it has specific cylindrical shape and twofold interior and it stands out with its originality.
The whole structure is an architectural example of the Carolingian period and it is considered the most significant of its kind in Europe, particularly because of its unique rotund shape. Most of its ornaments, as well as its monolithic pillars, largely originate from the ruins of the nearby Roman Forum. Revered as the grandest edifice of Early Medieval Croatia and built with the interior that provides outstanding acoustic features, today it mostly serves as a remarkable venue for medieval renaissance music.