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Modified 30-Jul-16
Created 29-Jul-16
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One of the most remarkable particularities of Gračišće is its urban structure: the town, once surrounded by walls, is divided into districts of which every one has its own square with a church. The most representative is, of course, the town centre – the Plac, with the church dedicated to the Mother of God (3), the chapel of St. Anthony and the Salomon Palace. This part can be accessed through the West Gate(1) with a Loggia erected in 1549. On the other side of the Gate the street splits left towards the Parish Church of Sts. Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia and to the right towards the residential district around the square and the church of St. Pancras dating back into the 14th century. The street going along this church used to lead towards the south town gate.
This was my personal favourite of the smaller Istrian hill top towns.
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