Basilica of St. Justin

A three-nave Romanesque Basilica, is consecrated to St. Justin, most likely dating from 12-13th century, and renovated at 1400. St. Justin’s basilica is located on the edge of Galižana, surrounded by a graveyard, with some of the tombstones still visible.

The interior of St. Justin preserved its Romanesque structure with an elevated shrine. The interior of the basilica is one meter lower than the level of the road passing next to the basilica, but it is on the same level as its courtyard. Different pillars share the church naves.

Inside the church there are three altars. The one in the apse, in a Baroque style, made from stone and wood, is dedicated to St. Justin, with a statue of a saint in the middle. The Romanesque interior excludes the same powerful spiritual atmosphere that can be felt in St. Foska (Batvača).

Events in the Basilica

Its beautiful courtyard is a setting for many cultural and art events.

Opening Hours - July

Mon 9.00 - 11.00 Thu 19.30 - 21.30 Sun 19.30 - 21.30

Opening Hours - August

Mon 9.00 - 11.00 Thu 19.00 - 21.00 Sun 19.00 – 21.00

St. Justin from Trieste is a martyr from the 4th century, the patron saint of the Trieste Diocese and the city of Trieste, with the picturesque, old cathedral dedicated to the saint. According to some sources he was a native of Aquileia. True to his name he was a just man, known for his mercy, care for the poor and pious life.