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THE REMAINS OF THE CHURCH OF STOMORICA


The floor plan of the church is fascinating: the five semicircular apses (typical of early Dalmatian church architecture) and the semicircular portal surrounding the central space give it an unusual six-leaved clover shape.

CHURCH OF ST. MARY “DE PUSTERLA” STOMORICA - The floor plan of the church is fascinating: the five semicircular apses (typical of early Dalmatian church architecture) and the semicircular portal surrounding the central space give it an unusual six-leaved clover shape.


Till this day only the foundations of the church were preserved of the former six-leaved pre-Romanesque church (at first consecrated to Saint Ursula), which had a cupola, and instead of one apse a rectangular extension with a bell-tower.


The foundations of this tiny Early Christian church (11th Century) were found in 1880 near the Hotel Zagreb. In 1883 it was archeologically explored, after that buried under and then finally in 1966 excavated and preserved. It is believed that it´s ground-plan, which is in the shape of a key, symbolizes the keys of Saint Peter.

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