A portrait of Croatia in 100 images

#18 Zadar – in front of the cathedral

Women in front of the cathedral, on the corner of Trg Sv Stošije and Kalelarga. Zadar, June 2011

Zadar’s Cathedral of St Anastasia (Sv Stošija) was built in the 13th century, and is the largest Romanesque building in Dalmatia. Heavily damaged by bombing raids during WWII, but subsequently painstakingly restored, it lies to one side of Široka ulica (better known as Kalelarga), the main pedestrian artery which runs through the centre of the the old town – a place to wander, chat, sip coffee or indulge in ice cream. The cathedral’s facade has finely carved portals, and above these, rows of blind arches reminiscent of the cathedral at Pisa.
Photo © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.


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