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Cathedral of Saint Euphemia (Rovinj)
Cathedral of Saint Euphemia holds a prominent
location in Rovinj and an important role in lives of city residents.
The church is dedicated to an early Christian martyr Saint Euphemia
who is believed to protect anyone upon the seas. And given that the
city relied on the sea for its food and wealth it is not surprising
that it is the main church in the city.
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Description of Cathedral of Saint Euphemia
Cathedral of Saint Euphemia is the main church in
Croatian Rovinj. Its strategic location on a hill makes it visible
from most parts of the city. It is also the tallest building in the
city. You can climb the bell tower of the cathedral and take a
picture of a stunning view of Old part of Rovinj as well as
surrounding Adriatic Sea with several beautiful islands.
Bell tower of Saint Euphemia Cathedral is crowned
by a five meter tall copper statue of Saint Euphemia, those bones are
believed to be buried inside the cathedral. According to a Roman Catholic
tradition Saint Euphemia is an early Christian martyr that died
during Roman persecutions. She became a symbol of divine protection for
fishermen, sailors and anyone taking a trip across treacherous
waters. Coffin of Saint Euphemia is an ancient one, but current
Baroque style church was rebuilt in the 17th century on a site of
much older church. The interior decorations of Saint Euphemia
Cathedral is modestly decorated.