St Simeon’s Church

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St Simeon’s Church information

Zadar , Croatia
Trg Šime Budinića
Opening hours
8am-noon & 6-8pm Jun-Sep
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This church was reconstructed in the 16th and 17th centuries on the site of an earlier structure. The sarcophagus of St Simeon is a masterpiece of medieval goldsmith work. Commissioned in 1377, the coffin is made of cedar and covered inside and out with finely executed gold-plated silver reliefs. The middle relief showing the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple is a copy of Giotto’s fresco from Cappella dell’Arena in Padua, Italy. Other reliefs depict scenes from the lives of the saints and King Ludovic’s visit to Zadar. The lid shows a reclining St Simeon.