Adjacent to the Euphrasian Basilica, the Bishop's Palace was also built in the 6th century and contains a display of ancient stone...
Sweet little wine shop with a clutch of tables outside, where you can try local wines on tap from 9KN per glass. Try the malvazija and...
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Euphrasian Basilica information
Lonely Planet review
The main reason to visit Poreč is to see the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage site and one of Europe’s finest intact examples of Byzantine art. Built on the site of a 4th-century oratory, the sacral complex includes a church, an atrium and a baptistery. What packs in the crowds are the glittering wall mosaics in the apse. These 6th-century masterpieces feature biblical scenes, archangels and Istrian martyrs. Notice the group to the left, which shows Bishop Euphrasius, who commissioned the basilica, with a model of the church in his hand. The belfry , accessed through the octagonal baptistery, affords an invigorating view of the old town. Make sure to pop into the adjacent Bishop's Palace , which contains a display of ancient stone sculptures, religious paintings and 4th-century mosaics from the original oratory.