Zadar: Church Sv.Donato

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Dating to the time of the Carolingian Empire in the 9th century, the Church of St Donat (Church Sv.Donato) was constructed by the Dalmatian Bishop and Diplomat, Donatus of Zadar.

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Built on the top of the old Roman Forum, the exterior of the church incorporates stone work from the old structure.

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The interior floor of the church was removed exposing the original stone work, stone slabs and column fragments of the Roman Forum upon which it was built.

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The circular Byzantine church features three apses and an ambulatory.

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