Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rovinj Croatia

One of Croatia’s most beautiful cities, Rovinj sits picturesquely upon a rock promontory, on the western side of the Istrian Peninsula. On the edge of the main-square and of the harbor, the houses of the old parts of the city - intersected by the winding, cobble-stoned narrow streets and alley-ways – form a semi-circle around the hill on which Saint Euphemia's basilica is located. This church is the city’s most famous tourist attraction.Built in the Baroque style in the 17th century, its bell-tower, from which one can see the entire city, was modeled on that of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. The coffin of the city’s patron saint, St. Euphemy, who died a martyr, lies in the sanctuary of the church.

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