Church of St. Donat
Church of St. Donat
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada1,613 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
It was built in the early 9th century on the paving stones of the former Roman Forum and has a circular ground plan with three circular apses.

This monumental pre-Romanesque round building, traditionally but erroneously said to have been erected on the site of a temple of Juno, is the most important preserved structure of its period in Dalmatia. The massive dome of the rotunda is surrounded by a vaulted gallery which also extends around the inside.

Inside, climb up some stairs and take a look down from the women’s gallery which is supported by six pilasters and two roman columns which border the circular nave and divide the structure into two floors.

We did not have to pay to enter the church and we did not climb the tower.

As an aside, we really enjoyed our time here, Zadar is one of Dalmatia’s larger cities, but it did not feel that way and has lots of interesting architecture. First settled by the Illyrians, the Romans, then Venetians, heavily bombed during WWII and held under siege during the Homeland War. We only spent two nights in Zadar – in hindsight, we could have used another day.
Written 14 July 2023
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drprincesskaren
Heathsville, VA54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Historic Church with a great bell tower that needs climbing in order to enjoy the views. The bell tower ascent is a bit narrow at points. Understanding the history of the religious complex helps in better enjoying the church and surrounding area.
Written 6 July 2023
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Anoushka Vladek
Dublin, Ireland54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We attended the concert in St. Donatus church, famous for its acoustics. Once in a life experience, it was worth coming to Zadar just for this! I hope we will be able to return again in some of next years. A lovely church, so well preserved
Written 1 May 2023
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Gergő Z
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Nothing for 3.5eur/person (for children also).
The temple is old (but europe is full with ancient buildings.
Nothing interesting.
The cathedral is more beautiful and free.
Written 8 April 2023
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Jasna N
Bosnia and Herzegovina62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Standing in front of this iconic landmark of Zadar was nothing short of amazing. The church stands bold and proud as a testament to the resilience of the people.
Written 13 March 2023
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John L
San Jose, California261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Part of our tour was to go thru the old Roman Ruins and also saw this old church. It was very interesting to see how people lived among the ruins.
Written 11 January 2023
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Tully G
Texas31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The history, unfortunately, is not displayed in the building itself, however you can learn about it in the Archaeological Museum across the forum. You must use your imagination to see the wonder this edifice once was. I believe it is a missed opportunity, even to showcase its current use at a concert venue. I am not sorry I visited but a little disappointed in what I did not see.
Written 17 October 2022
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK3,054 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
I would have visited this church but didn’t notice it and walked straight past.
The tower looked ok and an old circular building but no real indication of what the significance was of the place and a missed visit
Written 1 October 2022
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Located in the heart of the city and on the ruins of what was an ancient forum, the venue is now widely praised for its integral acoustics and music events are apparently often held within the site. 3 Euros to enter but, in truth, not that much to see. Still it is an interesting, if not short, distraction.
Written 30 September 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Built in the 9th century with stones from the forum, this church is one of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in Dalmatia. Very interesting building, not much to see inside, but I think there are concerts from time to time as it has great acoustics.
Written 20 July 2022
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