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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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.