Poreč

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Visit Euphrasian Basilica, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Poreč

Poreč is famous not only for the wonderful mosaics of Euphrasian Basilica. The footsteps of Rome, the splendour of Byzantium and the refined witnesses of Venice are here integrated into everyday life.

A true cultural and historical jewel, the present three-aisled Euphrasian Basilica was built around mid-6th century on the site of the first basilica from the second half of the 4th century. The entire complex with its well-preserved and beautiful mosaics is considered to be one of the most important monuments of Byzantine art in the Adriatic. It was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1997. Take a walk through the old town and walk down Decumanus Maximus which crosses with Cardus Maximus. There you will discover the patterns of Roman Parentium. The Marafor Square with the Roman Forum from the 1st century, Roman temple remains, the remains of medieval walls on the waterfront, the13th century Pentagonal Tower, the 12th century House of Two Saints, the 13th century Romanesque house, the 18th century Heritage Museum and the 15th century gothic Palazzo Zuccato - a visit to Poreč is like a journey through past eras of the city of mosaics.

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