Sveti Filip i Jakov is a small village in Croatia, which is the center of the municipality of the same name and belongs to the Zadar County. The bathing place is about 30 kilometers away from the nearest larger city of Zadar.
It is one of the most beautiful towns in the Pasman Channel. The center of the picturesque Mediterranean village is about 700 meters from the coastal area. Until the 15th century, it was known as Pristan. The present core was formed in the 17th and 18th centuries around the parish church of Saint Mihovil. The church was named after two of Jesus' apostles, Philip and James. The original church had their names, but was ravaged by the Venetians in the 12th century. Petar Zadranin, abbot of Rogovski, built a new church in its place in 1370 and dedicated it to the apostles Philip and James and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church was ravaged in the 16th century during the Turkish invasions of the area. Inside the church, Latin is visible on a stone slab, which says that Abbot Petar Zadranin restored the churches in Rogovo and in Sveti Filip i Jakov in 1347. The church was later called the Church of St. Mihovil the Archangel (Church of St. Mihovil the Archangel), and today's parish church with a bell tower was built in 1707 after the end of the Turkish threat. Inside the church, at the entrance, the text of Nikola Kuzinovic is written in Glagolitic script, who restored the church after the end of the Turkish invasions. The altar, which replaced the baroque altar, was erected in 1892. It consists of four marble pillars, where the altarpiece is placed. The altarpiece was made by Countess Silvija Borelli, and shows the Virgin Mary with a child in her arms, St. Mihovil and the apostles St. Philip and St. James.
There are also side altars in the church: St. Anthony with a statue, St. Joseph with a statue, a gift from Seko Pelicaric from 1937 and the altar of the Mother of God of Lourdes with a statue from the end of the 19th century. The walls are decorated with oil paintings on canvas, which depict Our Lady with a rosary and St. Nicholas Tavelic.