The church was built besides the ruins of a former church on top of St Mark’s Hill.

It was designed as a series of different housing, pastoral and sacral spaces surrounding a vertical element – the bell tower. The centre of the entire structure is a church tabernacle, which is positioned in the intersection of the two main building axles. It symbolically shows that Christ is the centre of all things and that everything revolves around him.

A relief of St Nazarius who indicates that he is the patron saint of our city by carrying a scale model of it in his hand, is depicted on the stone baptismal font.

The church is surrounded by olive trees, which are characteristic for the Istrian area and symbolise the Gethsemane garden. The church was dedicated on 9 September 1990.