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“Quite a surprise”

Euphrasius Basilica
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Porec
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Quite a surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were so surprised when we visited the Basilica. Lots to see there, obviously full of history and we enjoyed the bell tower (even the 118 steps to get to it)

Visited September 2012
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“Interesting visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Basillica and everything around it, including all the mosaics was interesting. Entrance fee was reasonably.

Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

I thought this was terrific value for the entry price as there are several different aspects all included in the price.
Firstly, there is the opportunity to climb the tower in order to obtain a great view over the city of Porec. I got to the top as the bells were ringing, so that made it truly memorable.
Secondly, there are wonderful examples of mosaics from second to fifth century AD.
Thirdly, there is a small museum with examples of religious art and some furniture from 18th century, I think.
Lastly, there is the basilica itself with the marvellous decoration of mother of pearl around the altar.
I spent more than an hour there and it was the highspot of my visit to Porec

Visited September 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A unique piece of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Some of the best mosaics in the world and great views from the bell tower. Read-up about it before you go. Allow at least an hour (good value as well at £3)

Visited September 2012
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“fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This was a fascinating historic site with effectively a sixth century basicilica on top of the pre ephrasian church on top of a secret house church. a bit more signage, explantion or guide might have been helpful.

Visited September 2012
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