St Justine's Church

Attractions, Religious buildings and sites Rab Town
St Justine's Church
Rab TB

Time Out says

One of Rab town’s many historic churches, St Justine, is where you’ll find the Museum of Sacred Art. Here the main attraction is kept inside a gold-encrusted reliquary dating back the best part of 1,000 years. The skull of St Christopher is said to be contained within, a rather gruesome thought considering the patron saint of travelers was beheaded around AD250. How this object then came to arrive in Croatia all the way from southern Anatolia isn’t quite certain – Rab legend has it that a bishop brought it here when the town was under siege in 1075 and the invaders were duly warded off. More easily admired is the display of medieval robes and manuscripts, and painted panels by Veneziano of St Mark’s fame dating back to the 1300s.



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