Let’s go to EUPHRASIAN BASILICA, CROATIA with kid(s) !

We took you to Poreč in our last post and we promised you that we’ll take you to Euphrasiana in our next one. So here we are. It’s impossible to visit Poreč and not to experience Euphrasian Basilica. Ok it is possible but it would be completely insane. Euphrasian Basilica is the most significant cultural monument of the city of Poreč and that’s why it’s a “must-thing” to see in Poreč. In 1997 it was placed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sights. It is made up of a complex of sacral structures erected in the time of Bishop Euphrasius in the 6th century BC. Details later. Even though you might think that something like this wouldn’t be interesting to a three-year old I have to convince you otherwise. The kid found this quite interesting and exciting (even I was surprised with that fact, but a few interesting stories adjusted to his age, the experience of the ringing bells, and there we go, we got him interested throughout the entire tour).

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U prošlom postu smo Vas vodili u Poreč, te obećali da će slijedeći post biti posvećen Eufrazijani. Pa evo nas … Nemoguće je posjetiti Poreč a ne obići Eufrazijevu baziliku. Ok moguće je ali to bi bilo u potpunosti suludo. Eufrazijeva bazilika je najznačajnije kulturno dobro grada Poreča i samim time “must-thing to see in Poreč”, 1997.g. upisano u UNESCO-v popis svjetske baštine. Čini je kompleks sakralnih građevina podignutih u vrijeme biskupa Eufrazija (6. stoljeće). O detaljima kasnije. Iako Vam se možda u početku čini da ovako nešto baš i nije zabavno trogodišnjaku, moram Vas razuvjeriti. Malcu je bilo i više nego zabavno i uzbudljivo (čak sam se i ja začudila istome, ali nekoliko zanimljivih priča prilagođenih njegovom uzrastu, doživljaj zvonećih zvona i interes je trajao cijelim obilaskom).

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Euphrasian Basilica is open for tours daily except during religious ceremonies. The entrance ticket costs 40 kunas for adults (if you’re a student with student card and an ID it gets even cheaper). Kids under 6 have free entrance. We got here a bit before noon bought our tickets took a guide book and started exploring this magnificent place…

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Eufrazijeva bazilika je otvorena za turistički obilazak svakodnevno osim u vrijeme crkvenih obreda. Cijena ulaznice je 40 kn za odraslu osobu (ako ste student sa studentskom i osobnom iskaznicom, ulaznice su još jeftinije). Djeca do 6 godina ne plaćaju ulaz. Stigli smo ovdje nešto prije podne uzeli ulaznice i vodič te započeli obilazak ovog čarobnog mjesta …

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Euphrasian basilica besides the basilica also encompasses an atrium, baptistery, the bishop’s court, remains of a mosaic and sacral buildings from the third, fourth, and fifth century AD. The mosaics are well preserved and are only comparable to the ones in Ravenni, Italy. According to the floor mosaics and signs it is possible to follow the phases of building, adaptation and restoration. In the central part of the basilica in apse is a figure of the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus surrounded by angels. There is also a figure of bishop Euphrasius holding a model of the church and his cousins. Underneath in rich mosaics there are scenes from the birth announcement of Christ and the visitation to Elisabeth by Virgin Mary. The basilica got the shape that it has today in the 13th and 15th century AD, while the church bell tower was built in the 16th century AD. For more info please visit
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Eufrazijeva bazilika osim bazilike obuhvaća i atrij, krstionicu, biskupski dvor te ostatke mozaika i sakralnih objekata iz 3., 4. i 5. stoljeća. Mozaici su dobro sačuvani i usporedivi su samo s onima u Ravenni (Italija). Prema podnim mozaicima i sačuvanim natpisima moguće je pratiti sve faze gradnje, adaptacije i obnavljanja. U bazilici na središnjem mjestu u apsidi je lik Bogorodice s djetetom Isusom, a uz njih su anđeli. Tu su još i biskup Eufrazije koji drži maketu crkve i njegovi rođaci. Ispod toga, s lijeve i desne strane, u bogatim su mozaicima dani prizori Navještenja i Pohođenja Djevice Marije. Današnji je oblik bazilika dobila u 13. i 15. stoljeću, a crkveni je toranj izgrađen u 16. stoljeću. Za više info o samom objektu posjetite

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Right at the time that we stepped on that last step to get to the top of the tower the bells started ringing laudly. It was noon. It’s hard to describe the excitement, euphoria and joy in kid’s eyes at that moment. “This is sooo laud … My heart beats so hard … I love this”, and after a few moments ” Why did it stop? I want more! I don’t want it to stop…” 🙂 The joy about everything seen lasted throughout the entire tour … But yeah, frankly, this really was a cool experience and a fun thing to see … And the view, charming …

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Taman kad smo zakoračili na zadnju stepenicu kako bismo se popeli na vrh tornja počela su glasno glasno zvoniti zvona. Taman su otkucavala podne. Teško je opisati uzbuđenje, euforiju i sreću u dječjim okicama u tom trenutku. “Ovo je tako glasno … Jako mi kuca srce … Ovdje je super “, i nakon nekoliko trenutaka “Zašto je prestalo? Hoću još! Ne želim da prestane …” 🙂 Veselje oko svega viđenog trajalo je skroz do kraja obilaska … Ali da, zaista, bio je to baš fora doživljaj i odlično iskustvo … A i pogled koji se pruža odavde svakako nije na odmet …

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We will leave you to enjoy this little photo story about Euphrasian Basilica and for historic info and things alike please visit good old  google or wikipedia cause history is kinda not my thing, at least not the way I would like it to be, so I’ll skip further historic stories … :/

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Ostavljamo Vas da uživate u ovoj maloj foto priči o Eufrazijani a za sve podatke vezane uz povijest objekta i slično savjetujem da konzultirate dobri stari google ili wikipediu jer eto, povijest mi zaista nije na onoj razini na kojoj bih voljela, pa ću preskočiti daljnje povijesne priče… :/

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Ok, that would be it, we’ll continue with our Poreč tour … I hope you enjoyed …

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Ok, to bi bilo to, nastavljamo naše istraživanje Poreča … Nadam se da ste uživali …

 

Stay tuned … New adventures coming up soon … :*

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Stay tuned … Nove avanture uskoro … :*

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