Great temple

The biggest roman temple in Istria is situated on the very end of the Poreč peninsula. It was built in the 1st century and it is known under the name Great Temple. The temple was dedicated to Jupiter or the Capitoline triade (Jupiter, Juno, Minerva). The preserved ruins confirm the majesty of the building (30 x 15.5 m). The temple was raised on the highest part of the peninsula and was reachable from the Forum through a stone staircase. It is probably a hekstastile amfriprostilos temple, with six columns on the front and four on the back that was risen on the characteristic high stand (stilobate). Just a small part of the temple is still preserved: few elements of the pediment, columns and capitals which are all visible today inside the temple.