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Monastery of St. Peter u Sumi

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Monastery of St. Peter u Sumi

About the site

Corridor: Via Adriatica
Country: Croatia, Pazin, Istria
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Christian Monasteries
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian MonasteriesChristian religious centre

The central feature here is the Pauline monastery, with architectural elements of a quality surpassing the local surroundings. The nucleus of the complex is the cloister, enclosed by the two-storey monastery building and the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul (Sveti Petar i Pavao).
The original, smaller complex (from the 12th century) belonged to the Benedictines. In 1459 it was given to the Paulines who enlarged and remodelled it. The monastery assumed its final appearance in 1731 and the church was consecrated inn 1755. In its time, it represented the educational, cultural and economic center of this part of Istria (philosophical studies etc.) The church of Sts. Peter and Paul has a high artistic values inventory (organ, leather wallpapers and altars).

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