La cathédrale-basilique Sainte-Euphémie est une cathédrale catholique situé dans le centre historique de Rovinj en Croatie. Elle est dédiée à sainte Euphémie, sainte patronne de la ville, qui fut martyrisée sous Dioclétien, et dont les reliques, après avoir été subtilisées au patriarcat œcuménique de Constantinople, ont traversé la Méditerranée et abouti à Rovinj le : elles sont exposées dans un sarcophage de marbre à l'intérieur de la cathédrale.
The Church of St. Euphemia is a Venetian Baroque building restored between the 1725 and 1736. The bell tower was designed by the Milanese architect Alessandro Monopola, a replica of the Church of St. Mark in Venice. The tower construction started in 1651 and lasted 26 years. On top of the tower there is a large copper statue of St. Euphemia that was set in 1758 after the wooden statue was destroyed by a thunder. There is a wonderful view from the tower accessible from inside the church.
The church is absolutely beautiful inside and is well worth a visit. There are a few ways to get there, up the steep narrow streets with lots of small shops lining them, or up the winding walkway. Glorious viewing points surrounding the church with views of the sea and surrounding islands.
The steps of the tower don't inspire much confidence. They're sturdy enough, but why aren't they of perfect quality? As you need to pay 20 KN to go up I'd expect the steps to be in great shape. I actually did enjoy the adrenaline rush but hey, going up a tower should be safe!
An amazingly beautiful church and artwork. Highly recommended to climb up to the tower for some fantastic views. Try and avoid being up there on the hour as the bells are very very loud. Also, I thought it was very disrespectful to have a man on his mobile phone while selling merchandise inside the church.
Spectacular little church on top of Rovinj Hill. The tower provides great views of the waterfront!
A very nice church to visit. The bell you aw in the church is the original bell from the time the church was built. In total, there are three bells. However, the other two was in other countries right now. You can see the scenic viewpoint from the bell tower by paying 20 KR. The entrance is in the church itself. From the main entrance, walk towards the left side. There will be someone collect money for you to go up. Avoid wearing skirt and when there are a lot of ppl going up. Once you are up there, the view is breadth taking.
The baroque style church is dedicated to the patron Saint Euphemia, with a very interesting story on how her sarcophagus appeared in Rovinj. Her stories can be found in 2 big painting behind her altar on the right, together with her sarcophagus. You can get an excellent view of Rovinj from the Bell tower, which cost 20kn. This tower is modelled against St Mark Tower in Venice.
Beautiful church with a lovely view over Rovinj! Small entrance fee for the tower but it's worth it. Explore hidden shops in the alleys on the way to the church!
Great views after a rickety climb easier going up.
Beautiful place in a magical city with a pretty charming view. The church isn't only a touristic spot but is also in use, please respect the silence and the ongoing ceremony if you come at the wrong time, don't intrude. Enjoy the view while you can't go in and lose yourself in all the little charming streets around!
Really nice church to visit, located in a splendid area of the town with view on both the town and the sea. Not over decorated but still very interesting.
The church itself is very nice, however tower is something different. Entrance is 20 kn, but stairs are REALLY bad. When we were there for the first time, we didn't know that it was closed, got aprx. To 1/4 of tower and staff just turned the lights off and said that we should go down. That MIGHT not be the worst thing, however considering quality of those stairs, it was a struggle.