Curch of Saint Euphemia

The votive curch of St. Euphemia

The votive curch of St. Euphemia

In the bay Saline in 1480 a few hundred meters from the sea was the votive church of Saint Euphemia build. It was build as a basilica with a crossover layout with three smaller apses. The legend says that after the devastation of the Venetians on the end of the 14 century the remains of the Saint Euphemia the protector of Rovinj were taken away. When the people of Rovinj were on the way back home, after the regained back the robbed remains of their Saint they encountered a big storm and they had to take shelter in Saline bay and were safe. So they builded a church to prove their gratitude. For years they made a church ceremony on the day the brought the Saint back. Today there are only ruins left and doesn't serve its purpose.