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In the former defensive walls, three city gates are preserved (16th century) over which a winged Venetian lion is strutting. Over the gates, facing the port's aquatorium, there is a tower with the town clock on it. The well preserved cylindrical tower is situated in the north-western part of the city. In the old-city core there are also the Venetian lodge (15th-16th century), a building that once housed the fontics that held the corn reserves and other supplies (15th century) now renovated as a hotel, and city hall in whose atrium the permanent exhibition of stone statues is kept. Then there is the Arsan-Petris palace, built in the floral gothyc style (birth place of the renaisance philosopher Frane Petric) from the 16th century, housing a museum, and the gothyc Rodinis palace (15the century), now in ruins. The remains of the ancient-christian basilica (6th century) are excavated at the Lovreski locality. The gothyc-renaisance parish church of St. Marija the Snowy was erected in the 15th century and its isolated bell-tower in the 16th century. The church of St.Izidor (12th century), city's guardian, bares elements of romanic-gothyc architecture. Valuable artworks from the 15th century are kept in that church (sculpture of the church's patron and a gothyc poliptych). The gothyc St. Nikola's church (15th century), guardian of travellers, especially seamen, is simbolically situated near the shipyard in Cres and the local marina. The Franciscan friary with a church and the Benedictine convict in Cres need to be added to this list. The Franciscan friary draws the visitors' attention with its two claustres, carved choryc benches and church incunabules among which is the glagolitic Missal, printed in Senj in 1495, just some 50 years after Johannes Gutenberg, in 1440, made known his epochal invention of moving printing letters made of led.

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photographer: PjMt | | country: Croatia | location: Island Cres, Croatia | in gallery: Cres | categories: All, Cityscapes, Artsy Stuff, Architecture | currently browsing: sort by: date (desc), category: All
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