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St. Vitus Cathedral located in the northern part of the historic center of Rijeka.
The cathedral was built on the site of an older Romanesque church dedicated to St. Vitus, one of the city's patrons. The new temple was erected by the Jesuits in the years 1638-1742 in the Baroque style.
After the cathedral was completed, a stone crucifix and one of the altars dating from the 13th century were transferred from the old church ... These items are the main decoration of the temple. The ancient stone crucifix is considered miraculous.
Until 1969, the temple was a Jesuit, and then became a Roman Catholic cathedral.
The shape of the building is rather unusual for Croatian architecture - it is round, decorated with a rotunda with Baroque and Gothic elements. From above, the cathedral is crowned with a small cone-shaped dome on a round drum.
The interior design combines Renaissance and Baroque elements.
The image of Vitus Cathedral can be seen on the reverse of the 100 Croatian kuna note.
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Topic: St. Vitus Cathedral in Croatia, Rijeka resort.