The church of St. Donatus, Zadar, Croatia
The church of St. Donatus is a church located in Zadar, Croatia.
Its name refers to Donatus of Zadar, who began construction on this church in the 9th century. Originally named the church of the Holy Trinity (finished in the beginning of the 9th century), in the 15th century it was renamed the Church of St. Donatus.
Church of St. Donatus is the largest Pre-romanesque building in Croatia. It is also one of the most impressive churches of centralised type of the Carolingian period in Europe. The circular church, formerly domed, has three apses and an ambulatory around the central area, surmounted by circular gallery. The circular shape is typical of the early Byzantine age in Dalmatia.
For a long time a religious services are no longer held here, but the stark interior has excellent acoustics and is used as the concert venue for the annual International Festival of Medieval Renaissance Music, also known as Musical Evenings in St. Donatus.
在Zadar的聖當那圖斯教堂(The church of St. Donatus)是建於9世紀的羅馬式教堂。
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