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Nice old church in city center

Nice church in the very center of the city, worth seeing both as a monument from the outside and... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Zagreb, Croatia
Different church

Churches in Zadar are mainly stone buildings. St. Simon is different, decorated with red/ orange... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2017
Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia
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Aug 20, 2018
“Nice old church in city center”
Sep 3, 2018
“Patron Saint of Zadar”
| a sud di Ulica Elizabete Kotromanić, Zadar 23000, Croatia
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

We attended a church service in this beautifully maintained church. The choir was delightful and the opportunity to view the body of Saint Simon was a surprise. The church is full of artistic riches

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Nice church in the very center of the city, worth seeing both as a monument from the outside and enter inside and see many sacral works.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

very nice view with restaurants around to sit and have lunch or dinner. i really liked it, we went twice

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

Churches in Zadar are mainly stone buildings. St. Simon is different, decorated with red/ orange coating outside. This church is mainly closed and you need to check the timetable before your visit. Visiting inside is a must. Look at famous Škrinja sv. Šimuna, luxurious decorated...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Miha P
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Our group was privileged to visit St Simon`s and appreciate the amazing history behind the story of Simeon who, according to the Bible, was there when Jesus` parents brought him to Jerusalem for the purification rite. A place of quiet reflection and prayer.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Sunday morning mass includes families and singles, and lovely, haunting music. Try to attend a mass if time affords.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We went in to see the famous sarcophagus. You can see it from 10 meters away, behind the rope - so I don't really know whether it was wort the visit. Apart from that there's nothing of interest inside.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank WieslawSz
Reviewed August 14, 2016

It's only 50 metres from 5 Wells Square and worth a few minutes to look inside - entry is free / by donation. It's an early Christian three-nave basilica with notable Baroque alter paintings. Note that shoulder covering is needed to enter the church.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mikesierra
Reviewed December 31, 2015

St Simon's reminds me more of reconstructed roman buildings than of a church. It has very simple red exterior with a few pillars and arched windows.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank tradIndy
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Zadars' churches are not really worth visiting. And staff was quite rude and didn't allowed me to useusey phone to read about churchphone to

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Angelyana1985
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