Cathedral of the Assumption

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Cathedral of the Assumption information

Location
Krk Town , Croatia
Address
Trg Sv Kvirina
Prices
admission 10KN
Opening hours
9.30am-1pm
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Built on the site of Roman baths and an early Christian basilica, this imposing Romanesque structure dates from the 12th century. Outside of Mass times, entry is possible by paying the admission to the cathedral treasury housed in adjoining St Quirinus' , another Romanesque church built of white stone and dedicated to the island's patron saint. Grafted onto the side is a pretty 18th-century campanile (bell tower), topped with an onion-shaped dome and a statue of an angel.

Inside the cathedral, note the rare early-Christian carving of two birds eating a fish on the first column next to the apse. The left nave features a Gothic chapel from the 15th century, with the coats of arms of the Frankopan princes who used it as a place of worship. Amongst the art and vestments stored in St Quirinus' is a silver altarpiece depicting the Madonna dating to 1477.