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Romanesque Churches, Croatia

Get away from the hum and roar of cars and pay a visit to Zadar’s car-free old town. Built on a small peninsula, Zadar’s old town boasts staggeringly beautiful architecture and a vastly rich cultural history.

Whether you have a love of history, religion, culture or architecture, the top attraction for countless visitors to the old town are the various Romanesque churches. Built between the 9th and 13th centuries, these buildings still stand tall and are some of the finest examples of historic architecture Croatia holidays have to offer.

The Church of St. Donatus is the oldest example. Built in the 9th century, it is the largest Pre-Romanesque building in all of Croatia. The interior is just as attractive as the exterior, too. However, there are several other examples including the 12th century Cathedral of Anastasia and the Church of St. Mary, which dates as far back as the 11th century.