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The Church of the Ascension
The large and beautiful three-nave church was built in 1906th, designed by architect Ćiril Iveković. It was built on the location of the old local church and is made of some parts of the old church and six new altars. The main altar has a magnificent Assumption altarpiece and tabernacle. Side marble altars are named after Our Lady of the Rosary with the statue, St. Anthony of Padua with the statue and St. Rocco with the statue. There are stone altar facing the people, stone ambon, baptistery, two fonts and sacristy. The church was consecrated by the Archbishop Vinko Pulišić in 1912. The church is located in the center of Pakoštane, at the place of the old parish church and beside the St. Justin church is the most recognizable symbol of Pakoštane.


Sv. Justinica
Locals call it by a nickname Sv. Juštinica (Little st. Justine) and speculate about its emergence. There are many stories and speculation, but according to historical data most likely the church was built or rebuilt after Battle of Lepanto. According to legend, one soldier from Pakoštane went into that battle. He vowed to have the church built if he returned to the island, so he had the church built. The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7th, 1571. The fleet of the Christian alliance won the Turkish fleet at Lepanto, on the day they were at the time celebrated St. Justine. The victory prevented the invasions from sea by Turks, giving hope of permanent relief from their presence to population of Pakoštane coast that often suffered from Turk intrusions.
Naval race will take place on the day of the feast of St. Justine, October 7th, in Pakoštane.



Church of St. Donatus
The symbol of the city of Zadar and the most famous early medieval architectural monument in Zadar is situated on the Roman forum in the heart of Zadar peninsula. It was built in the eighth century in the style of court churches with circular layout of early Byzantine to the Carolingian period and was originally dedicated to St. Trinity. It was completed in ninth century, during the time of Bishop Donatus, with story addition and gallery.
The church has extraordinary acoustic characteristics and “The Musical Evening of St. Donatus”, concerts of Medieval and Renaissance music, have been taking place here for decades during the summer.



Church of St. Anastasia – the Cathedral
The present form of the cathedral was built in the Romanesque style during the 12th and 13th century. It was originally built on the site of previous smaller early Christian basilica. Bishop Donatus commissioned a sarcophagus for the remains of Saint Anastasia, which are still held in the cathedral. During the siege of Zadar by the Venetians and Crusaders in 1202, the cathedral was heavily damaged.
It was reconstructed and reconsecrated during the 13th century. The construction of the new campanile of the cathedral started during the tenure of archbishop Valaresso in the mid-fifteenth century. It was finally completed in 1892, in the pseudo-Romanesque style. Over the cathedral's history, two popes have made personal visits to patron of Zadar, St. Anastasia . Pope Alexander III arrived in 1177 and Pope John Paul II came to the cathedral on June 9, 2003.



Saint Chrysogonus
Saint Chrysogonus church is a three-nave basilica in the Benedictine monk monastery. It was built in the 10th century and was consacreated in 1175th by the first archbishop of Zadar Lampridije, host to Pope Alexander III. It was named after Saint Chrysogonus the martyr, a patron saint of Zadar, which is also found in the City Coat of Arms.
In the sanctuary is the monumental main altar, built in 1701 . It was upgraded in in 1717th with four white marble statues representing patron saints of Zadar: St. Anastasia (Stošija), St. Grisogono (Krševan), St. Simon and St. Zoilo.




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