The Full Wiki

More info on Cathedral of St. Stephen in Hvar

Cathedral of St. Stephen in Hvar: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cathedral of St. Stephen
Cathedral of St. Stephen in Hvar
Cathedral of St. Stephen from Pjaca
Cathedral of St. Stephen from Pjaca

Country  Croatia
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Style Renaissance

The Cathedral of St. Stephen in Hvar (Croatian: Katedrala Svetog Stjepana) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the town of Hvar (town), on island of Hvar in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia.

Contents

Location

The most impressive building in Hvar is definitely the Cathedral of St. Stephen, standing on the eastern side of the town square, at the far end of the Pjaca, where two parts of the town meet. It was built on the site of an early 6th century Christian church and a later Benedictine convent of St Mary.[1]

Arhitecture

The shrine of today's cathedral is the remains of a Gothic church from the 14th century. Its 15th C pulpit, the stone polyptychs of St. Luke and The Flagellation of Christ, as well as the late Gothic crucifix, have all been preserved. St. Stephen's is a rather unremarkable triple-aisled church with a nice 17th-century bell tower,[2] and is a harmonious synthesis of the Renaissance, manneristic and early Baroque styles so typical of the Dalmatian architecture of the 15th and 16th centuries.[3] The inside has quite a few late Renaissance paintings and a nice wooden 16th-century choir area.

See also

References

Coordinates: 43°10′N 16°27′E / 43.167°N 16.45°E / 43.167; 16.45

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message