Sea and Guitars in Vrsar

Sea and Guitars in Vrsar

In the Vrsar harbour there is an interesting medieval monument: the Romanesque basilica of St. Mary of the Sea. The basilica itself is an exceptional monument of the Romanesque architecture in istria.

Its history is long and curious. In Roman times some large structure, possibly a country house with farm buildings, was standing on the place of today's church. The original and modest St. Mary was built on that very spot in the second half of the 8th century. Its present-day architectural appearance dates back to the 12th century, and the traces of reconstructions can still be seen on the walls. In recent years, the church was renovated on several ocasions, last time in 1969. The facade is rather plain, with a round window (oculus) on it.

On the east side there is a simple belfry formed like a Romanesque monofora, with a little bell dating from 1922. The semidark interior is very impressive. It is divided into three naves by heavy Romanesque arches and monolithic round columns; as such, the church is a perfect setting for the musical stunts of guitar virtuosos.
source: EnjoyIstra, 2011-01-01

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