Church of Holy Cross

Local namecrkva Svetog Križa
LocationNin, Croatia

Church of the Holy Cross is a Croatian Pre-Romanesque Catholic church originating from the 9th century in Nin.According to a theory from an art historian Mladen Pejaković, the design has an intentionally unbalanced elliptical form designated to "follow" the position of the Sun, retaining the functionality of a calendar and sundial. In its beginning, in the time of the Croatian principality, it was used as a royal chapel of the duke's courtyard nearby.The church is that of a central type, it features the Croatian interlace and a carved name of the Croatian župan "Godečaj".The church is known under the moniker of "the smallest cathedral in the world", but it does not actually contain the seat of a bishop of Nin today.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Holy_Cross,_Nin

Coordinates 44°14'34.028" N 15°11'4.079" E

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