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Parish Church of St. Pelagius and St. Maximus (Zupna crkva Sv. Pelagija i sv. Maksima) description and photos - Croatia: Novigrad. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Zupna crkva Sv. Pelagija i sv. Maksima.
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The parish church of St. Pelagius and St. Maximus was built in the 6th century, when the episcopal diocese of the city of Novigrad was created.
The church was under reconstruction from 1745 to 1775 and rebuilt in baroque style. But traces of the early Christian and Romanesque styles can also be found in its decoration.
In 1828 the Cathedral of St. Pelagius and St. Maximus was renamed into the parish church of St. Pelagius and St. Maximus. In those days, next to the church was the bishop's house, which has not survived to this day, and the old baptismal - it was demolished in 1782.
Under the church choirs you can see a crypt of the Romanesque period, unique for Istria, with graphic inscriptions. These inscriptions date back to 1146. Psalters of the 15th century were found there, which remained in the crypt in the sacristy. But most of the ancient stone artifacts found in the crypt, discovered during the study, were transferred to the city museum - Lapidarium.
Not far from the church, a bell tower, which was built in 1883, rises to the sky. The bell tower of St. Mark, which is located in Venice, was taken as a model. A wooden statue of St. Pelagius, who is considered the patron saint of the city of Novigrad, was installed at the top of the bell tower. For preservation it was covered with a layer of bronze. Memorial Day Saint Pelagius is celebrated on 28 August.
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