This hilltop church, built in the Baroque style between 1725 and 1736, is dedicated to Rovinj’s co-patron saint, Euphemia (the other patron saint being St George). Local legend has it that a marble sarcophagus containing Euphemia’s body was miraculously washed up from the sea in Rovinj in a.d. 800, having disappeared from Constantinople, where she had been honored as a saint following her martyrdom in a.d. 304. The sarcophagus is now on display inside the church, which was built specially to house it. The 61m (200 ft.) bell tower, a copy of St Mark’s in Venice, is one of the tallest campaniles in Istria—you can climb to the top for amazing views over the sea and hinterland.
St. Euphemia Church
Our Rating Hours May-Oct daily 10am–6pm; only during Mass other times Phone 052/815-615 Prices Admission to bell tower 20kn
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