This is the replica of the original baptistery. Original baptistery is one of the most significant Croatian monuments from the Middle age. It is carved from marble block and it has six sides. Along the edge is written:
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Or simplified translation (I did that so sorry for possible errors): This well accepts weak, to enlighten them. Here they are cleansed from their original sin, which was given to them by their parents, to become Christians and to honor the Holy Three. This creation was masterfully made by priest Ivan, under the reign of Duke Višeslav, for the glory of John the Baptist, to intervene for him and his protege.
Uffff I hope you get what i wrote :oops:
Branimirova ulica (Duke Branimir street)
This is a nice street which connects old part and the bridge to the new part of the Nin. Whole street is paved with stone blocks and it's a real pleasure to walk on it, people all around, tourists, shopkeepers....
The Archbishop church of St. Anselmo
This is former cathedral, built in 6th century and it was cathedral until 18th century. You can go up the stairs to the balcony, from where you will have nice view on the larger part of the Nin.
There is also a Cathedral treasury in the basement, with old jewelery, crowns, scepters.... Sadly I don't have any picture of it because you are not allowed to use cameras in there.
Church of the Holy Cross
Also known as "The smallest cathedral in the world" dates from 11th century, and its shape looks like Greek cross. There are building "errors" that can be seen on the outside walls, but those "errors" are meant to be. They are result of the monitoring of the sun path. So, this church was also used as a clock and a calendar, of course, in the time it was built.
Statue of Grgur Ninski
Grgur Ninski was one of the most important bishops of Nin. He was also a council of Croatian Royal Castle.
There are three bronze statues of Grgur Ninski in Croatia, one in Varaždin, one in Split and the smallest in Nin. All three of them were created by Ivan Meštrović, famous Croatian sculptor.
There is a legend, if you touch Grgur Ninski's thumb your one wish will be granted.
The Upper Gate
This gates are the Only other entrance to island part of the Nin. They were built in 15th century and used till 18th century. They are built on the Liburnian Coast, near the new graveyard.
Archaeological site in Nin
These are the excavations near Church of the Holy Cross. Archaeologists found medieval graveyard and houses. All that is left now are the ruins.
Still worth to see.
Old Nin Town Gate
Entrance to the island part of the Nin, the old part. Beautiful stone gate with the Nin symbol carved on the arch.
Interior of the Church of the Holy Cross
It seemed much bigger from the outside, but once I entered I realized there is not much room inside....
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