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Address: Pula, Croatia
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Interesting but can't go in

An interesting very old Chapel with ruins that have been excavated in a garden area. You cannot go into the chapel or the garden area. Which is a shame. There isn't much... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Luke P
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

For history and arhitecture lovers this is a place to see. Nice old church, if it would be possible I would make a flat out of it without touching the exterior :)

Thank LadislavPetarda
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We visited the sites of pula following a free map, we were able to take outside pictures but unable to go in. There are 2 50kn shops just up the road from here though.

Thank Marie S
Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 644 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The chapel was built as a part of a large Benedictine abbey in the 6th century, which was later demolished in the 16th century. It is a little architectural masterpiece and worth the visit even if you won’t be able to go inside the chapel.

Thank Borzov
Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

An interesting very old Chapel with ruins that have been excavated in a garden area. You cannot go into the chapel or the garden area. Which is a shame. There isn't much information and it doesn't say if there is anything inside or if it is closed because it is derelict. Very nice to see though and worth a stop... More 

Thank Luke P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The Chapel of St. Maria Formosa is what remains at present of a Benedictine abbey built, as St. Nicholas orthodox church, in the 6th century . The interior of it used to be adorned with mosaics which are now in the Archeological Museum. At the beginning two chapels stood in this place as part of the stated abbey but the... More 

Thank periandro
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

I suppose any chapel from the 6th century can't just be average but it is very simple and no chance to go inside. There's a plaque nearby showing the basilica with this chapel clearly visible as one of 2 chapels on one end of that structure.

Thank tradIndy
Naantali, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Nice little old church on a side street in Old Town. We saw this kind of accidently, but overall not that hard to find, because Old Town in Pula isn't that large. Closed for public, but worth of pic or two

Thank Halkidis
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

Chapel was closed to the public, but the activities in the ground kept your interest. Reckon they are reconstructing something, but no information board up yet with what plans are being followed.

Thank GrahamC2C
Bath, Somerset
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Regretably not open to the public, but viewable from the outside (well just about). There is an archaeological dig in progress, although work appears to have been suspended for the time being. This is a small Byzantine church built on a Greek cross-plan but part of a much larger complex (now totally ruined) of perhaps the 6th century. Near the... More 

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