A great discovery in Rovinj! Below the church of St. Euphemia, the church of St. Michael the Archangel

first_imgA great discovery in Rovinj! At the foot of the church of St. Euphemia, underground, the church of St. Michael the Archangel, reports from the Rovinj Tourist Board.Due to the works on paving the western plateau in front of the church of St. Euphemia opened, after more than 100 years, one of the 32 tombs built and laid to the ramparts that surround the church, and the opening of the tomb led to the church of St. Michael the Archangel.As they point out from the Rovinj Tourist Board, although it was known that at the foot of the church there is a buried church of St. Michael the Archangel, its rediscovery during archeological excavations was a real sensation, and according to the historian and deputy mayor of Rovinj Marina Budica’s church is in relatively good condition, so the valuable history of Rovinj can be read from the walls, vaults and arches.Photo: Rovinj Tourist BoardThe top of the island hill on which between III. and the 1673th century Rovinj, an area of ​​special historical and archaeological interest. Namely, the first parish church was built then, and around the church there was the first Rovinj cemetery which was used until the XVIII. century. In the Middle Ages, next to the church dedicated to St. George and St. Euphemia, three more churches were built: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Roka and St. Ursula. Later, in XNUMX, on the top of Grisia Street, next to the cathedral, the church of St. Joseph.Since the old parish church was in a very bad condition in 1720, the then City Council decided to renovate it to better suit the importance that Rovinj had in Venetian Istria at that time, which resulted in the demolition of the churches of Sts. Roka and St. Ursula as well as the churches of St. Michael the Archangel.Photo: Rovinj Tourist BoardThe project of the ground floor arrangement of St. Euphemia Square began in 2015, and includes two separate phases: first the rehabilitation of the western part of the cemetery, and then the southern part. Considering that below this last part there are numerous tombs, as well as the church of St. Michael the Archangel, a detailed archaeological research of this area is planned.The task of future archaeological research is a more detailed research and study of all historical aspects and architectural structures of this underground church, which is certainly unique at the regional level and which hides many more secrets that have yet to be revealed, valorized and brought closer to scientists and the general public.Related news: ROVINJ ON THE LIST OF TRIPADVISOR AS A RISING DESTINATIONlast_img read more