What is still hidden by historical treasures?



In the town of rich history and numerous archaeological sites, the treasure heritage which belongs to the history of this area as well as humanity is inexhaustible. Coin collectors-and not only them-are interested in Judas' silver coin, one of the 16 registered examples in Europe. Also famous is, the ancient gate of Nin and stone bridges. It is only possible to reach the old town on the island by crossing one of the two bridges built in the 16th century, or through the preserved Lower and Upper town gates (16th - 18th century). This is the path to investigating the town's sights and numerous valuable monuments from ancient times, the remains of the largest Roman Temple on the eastern coast of the Adriatic from the 1st century, the mozaic from the 2nd century and the remains of residential units from the Roman period around the Church of the Holy Cross in the centre of the town. Another precious sight for the visitor the Early Christian Church of St Andrew in Zaton, then in the old part of Nin, in Branimir Street there are embedded parts of an altar rail in a wall, which lay scattered after the total destruction of Nin; in the middle of Kraljevac Square, there is an original well crown from the 13th century, with the coat-of-arms of the Familyof Šubić of Bribir, in Višeslav Square part of a Corinthian column was placed, not by accident but it was placed by the local people, and is used on the occasion of the procession on the Holiday of Our Lady of Zečevo. Namely, according to tradition the flowers of Our Lady are laid on it and above the flowers the Statue of Our Lady is placed. After the belessing people take the flowers believing them to be miraculous. The Corinthian column is therefore called the rock of Our Lady; and on the historical island the remains of the city walls can be seen. And this by no mean is all-in the area of old Nin, past and present are joined in one story which to all visitors is interesting and whose testimony can be seen not only in books and museums, but also in the streets along which you walk and also the squares where you linger.
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Church of st. Nicholas

Did you know that a widely known symbol of Nin is the Romanesque church of St. Nicholas from 11th/12th century, built on a hummock and also used as the coronation church? National folk legend has it that in Nin seven kings were crowned, and during the coronation, accompanied by a magnificent escort, the crowned ruler would ride to the Church of St. Nicholas where he was presented to the people. From that hummock, as a sign of his royal power, he would strike a sword to all four cardinal points.

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