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Church of the Holy Cross in Nin

Church of the Holy Cross in Nin The smallest cathedral in the world

The smallest cathedral in the world

Unchanged since the 9th century and the time of the early Croatian medieval state, it was named the smallest cathedral in the world by the known English architect, Thomas Jackson (according to whose plans the steeple of the Cathedral of St. Anastasia in Zadar was completed in the 19th century). It dominates the area in restrained beauty and can be visited in only 38 steps. It is now part of the coat-of-arms and flag of Zadar County. On the first day of summer (solstice), a Festival of Sun and Light takes place in it penetrating into the secret knowledge of its ancient builders.