Basilica urbana
Basilica urbana
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This was Salona's main ecclesiastical centre. It was created next to the first Christian oratorium, located in a private house, so-called domus ecclesiae. It was in an area surrounded on the western side by town walls, in the east by a street leading to the small gates in the north town walls, and on the southern side by the street passing through the old town gate - Porta Caesarea.
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,717 contributions
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May 2023
This building is the site of an early christian church after the Edict of Milan extended religious tolerance to christians in pre-christian Roman Empire. There’s not much of the basilica left, although the outline indicates a standard cruciform shape. Mostly it’s just the foundation and lower sections of walls. The best preserved (probably restored) section is I think the former baptistry.
Written 1 June 2023
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,077 contributions
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Oct 2022 • Friends
Basilica Urbana is one of the some buildings in ruins, which you can see in Ancient Solana Ruins, in the surroundings of Solin, a little town near Split. It is located near the entrance of the ruins and you can see some parts of the church like walls, the altar, some rooms or the place, where some persons were buried. Very interesting place, specially for history-lovers and for stone-lovers.
(See also Ancient Solana)
Written 20 September 2023
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Figonthego
Chicago, IL90 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Couples
Salona is the location of the first major Roman military fortification. The remains of the Basilica are total ruins due to people using the stones a s personal stone quarry.
Written 13 September 2018
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,636 contributions
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May 2023 • Couples
In the early Christian period, the existing buildings located here were probably transformed into religious buildings. Known as the Episcopal center or Bishop’s Complex (depends which guidebook one is using), this area is comprised of twin lengthways basilicas, a baptistery, and Bishop's Palace that were built in the fifth century A.D.

The foundations of two basilicas have been excavated. One is known as the Urban Basilica – at one time the largest in the entire area of Dalmatia, is a three-aisled 5th-c cathedral with an octagonal baptistery. The oratory hall with its apse, the pavement and stairs approaching the baptistery complex are well preserved.

One can also find the remains of Bishop Honorius’ basilica, with a ground plan in the form of a Greek cross.

The ruins of public baths sit just across the narrow lane at the rear of the basilica.

Although ancient Salona is a huge site, some guide books do not even mention it. Additionally, I found it to be poorly signposted along the route and could use some TLC. Regardless, for archeology lovers it is an unmissable stop.

Written 23 August 2023
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,727 contributions
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Sept 2019
Spread on a plain overlooked by the Ancient City of Solana stone walls which you walk along during your exploration. It was unclear at first what these circular structures were as in Spain we saw some circular housing. There are many helpful tableauxs of information strategically located throughout the ruins and it explains they are the communal baths.
Written 16 October 2019
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Ana
Moscow, Russia371 contributions
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Nov 2016 • Couples
The northern church (Basilica urbana) was the Salona’s main, bishopric church. It was a basilica with a nave, two aisles and a large semicircular apse with priest benches along its wall. The church was dedicated to Christ. It was one of the largest churches in Dalmatia at that time. Just like other contemporary churches, it was rebuilt several times, especially in the fifth century. Overall, the oratory hall with its apse, the pavement and stairs approaching the baptistery complex are well preserved. Today, this place and surroundings are full with amazing archaeological finds. You'll enjoy a wonderful and peaceful walk here with nice sights. Definitely, a must! Highly recommended!
Written 20 February 2017
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Rob C
San Jose, CA2,111 contributions
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Aug 2015 • Couples
The ruins of the Basilica church and the accompanying set of buildings are the one thing that is clearly visible from afar and looks like a city, indeed, once stood here. A fairly impressive ruin by sheer dimensions.
Written 20 April 2016
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Bradley T
indy5,652 contributions
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May 2015 • Couples
The episcopal center has the largest collection of foundations on the salona site.
It's the bit you look at and can tell that there was once a city here.
The Basilica Urbana is easily recognizable as it has a rounded end a good chunk of the foundation left. This part dates from the 5th century.
Written 28 December 2015
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2extreme4U
Karlsruhe53,553 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Family
The Basilica Urbana or City Basilica or Gradska bazilika is part of the archaeological excavations in Salona. The church ruins are still quite clearly visible, but one should not expect ruins like those found in Rome, for example.
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Written 13 January 2024
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