Church of St. Donat

The most recognizable historical monument in Zadar

St. Donatus’ Church (or Church of St.Donat)  is probably the most famous historical monument in Zadar and one of the most recognizable ones in Croatia.

Church of St.Donat is pre-Romanesque church built by the bishop  Donatus in the 9th Century. It served many purposes during the history of Zadar.  For a long time it was a warehouse and during the early 20th Century it served as a archeological museum

Its simple but unique architecture and acoustic features make Church of St. Donat a very popular musical stage for various music and art events including the very popular “Musical Evenings in Saint Donat”.

Photo Credit: Ben Snooks, Zvonimir Hrvoj, Glen Scarborough

Zadar Zadar County HR
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