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“Beautiful UNESCO site!”

Euphrasius Basilica
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Porec
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Delaware
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful UNESCO site!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

It is definitely worth going to Porec to visit this Basilica. The Byzantine mosaics and interior are fantastic and the Roman ruins and mosaics are an added bonus. A group of Croatians were there singing and it was very moving. Wish we had more time to spend there.

Visited October 2012
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“Great mosaic, worthy of UNESCO designation”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I stayed in Porec for a week, hence I visited this basilica several times in different light setting. The best time is right after the evening service ends (around 7:30pm). The mosaic interior is simply spectacular when all the lights are on. Number of locals attending service is very small, so tourists are conspicuous and should wait until after the service to take photos. The mosaic here is as good as those in Ravenna and Istanbul.

Visited September 2012
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Cheshire
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“UNESCO site”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

30 kunas to get into the Basilica, which is about £4. Plenty to see and the mosaics are amazing. Painted ceilings in the chapel and lots of 4th century stonework all around.
Certainly worth a visit

Visited September 2012
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Amazing ancient mosaics”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

To enter is cost about £3 and firstly you enter a museum area outlining the history of the Basilica, exhibits of vestments etc. Then, moving outside, there are some mosaic floors and an excavated area dating back to 1AD. It is very well preserved and is well worth a visit. You can climb the steps to the top of the tower where you have lovely views on all 4 sides.

Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Quite a surprise”
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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