A portrait of Croatia in 100 images

#10 Draguć – the keyholder

Josip Zanelli, keyholder of the church of Sv Rok. Draguć, Istria, September 2010
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The small hilltop village of Draguć in central Istria has several churches, among them the diminutive Sv Rok, with its cycle of 16th century frescoes by one Anton of Padova (who was not, as his name might imply, from Padova in Italy, but from a small village near Draguć). Like other churches in this area with medieval frescoes – there are several, the best known among them being the church of St Mary of the Rocks at Beram – this one is usually locked, meaning that in order to visit it one needs to contact the local keyholder.
Photo © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.


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