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Euphrasius Basilica

Decumanus St, Porec, Croatia
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Porec
Type: Religious Sites
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Carrickfergus Co. Antrim Northern Ireland
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149 reviews 149 reviews
28 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This church has a beautiful interior with some truly awesome stonework and mosaics.
This is an extraordinary place with a unique atmosphere.
 Visiting it will linger in the memory.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

a splendid old building to go see, be warned though when at the top of the bell tower and the bells sound it is very loud.

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inverness
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Lost amongst the little streets of Porec you find you're at the gate of the Basilica. A must to climb up the wooden stairs up and up to the bell tower for lovely views over red roofs. Remember it's probably rather a shocking' loud' on the o'clock chimes A cool place to wander at your leisure with lots of info... More

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clwyd
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22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A Must - This world heritage site is a working Church . Not too big and very tasteful in presentation.

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McKinney, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

6th century Byzantine church- has apse mosaics in excellent condition, as well as decorated canopy/ciborium. There are also remains of a 4th century mosaic floor in the garden. A bell tower can be climbed for excellent views of the city. I recommend it as an interesting place to visit if you are driving down the coast and have an interest... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We arrived late 8pm and the gates were closing. However the outside building is very old. You can walk all the way around the building and admire the stone work.

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Whitehaven
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you've every watched Hitchcock's classic film 'Vertigo' then the climb up the tower is a movie experience! The mosaics and artefacts are unbelievable and are well displayed. This was a brilliant discovery and not just a religious museum.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

To the left of the entry way a dark room with wooden stairs exists ( un- marked at time of our visit ). Many visitors went up a few levels and quit...the stairs are @ a 9" rise. You will be rewarded if you persevere. Gorgeous views over the town of Porec may be had from the top of this... More

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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

If in Porec a visit here is well worthwhile and the entrance fee (around £4.50) is very reasonable. The basilica is well marked throughout with the best route and includes the bell tower, historic carvings and roman mosaics. The tour ends in the main church body where the gold leaf mosaics are the highlight of the visit.

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Cork, Ireland
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51 attraction reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

When you stand on the aisle of the basilica you can't help wondering how much DNA lurks in every nook, cranny and crack of this wonderful building. For me the mosaics over the altar are what are most beautiful. The depiction and detail of Christ and the 12 apostles is just stunning as is the depiction of the pregnant Martha... More

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