Church of St. Euphemia


Euphemia was a girl from Greece, in the 3rd century, who converted to Christianity. According to the old belief, she became a martyr of the emperor Diocletian because she preached a faith that was not accepted at the time. Encouraged by this, Diocletian threw her among the lions at the mercy of her, but she was saved by the descent of an angel from heaven, without a single bite. Because of this miracle, she was called a saint and martyr of Christianity. Her relics were kept in different countries at different times. This is the second legend of a miracle, from the 18th century, which tells us how her heavy stone sarcophagus, together with relics, sailed from Constantinople to the city of Rovinj, where its inhabitants dragged it with animals to the site of the then church of St. George, which became the temple of Euphremia and the eternal resting place. Saint Euphemia is also the patron saint of the city of Rovinj, whose day is celebrated on September 16. Many visitors come to Rovinj just then, on a holy pilgrimage to pay their respects.

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Trg Sv. Eufemije, 52210, Rovinj


(15 reviews)
As a firm believer i went on a holy pilgrimage to pay their respect. I was amused to learn the history of a girl who became a martyr because she preached a faith that was not acceptable at that time. It was thrilling to witness how congregants were dedicated in honoring their beliefs and culture. Personally, i enjoyed looking at the beautiful artwork. It was an incredible experience.
Wonderful history of the church that we visited with a nice view of the sorrounding from the tower with the bell.
very good!!!
Very beautiful church, it offers the highest views in the town and is surrounded by a park where i was able to sit and relax and take photos.
my friends and I loved everything about the church. the glasses, but the view tops it all. it was breathtaking to view the town below from a higher placeç
my fiancée and I went up the tower specifically for the view of the sunset. and it did not dissapoint.the best view I got as the rays hit the waters. I also got a beautiful surprise when I spotted some dolphins .
We went hiking up the hill and the experience was awesome. Amazing views of the split and would recommend a visit to the place.
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