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Culture of Istria. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Pola The largest town and tourist center of the region is Porec; it has more tourist facilities than other towns of Istria. In the historic city travelers will be able to find not only unique architectural monuments, but also picturesque parks and gardens with pines. The city has many beautiful religious buildings; Euphrasian Basilica is considered the most famous among them. It’s included in the list of historical sites of global significance and remains a permanent venue for important cultural events. The central area of Porec is noteworthy; not everyone knows that it was founded during the reign of the Roman Empire.
Istria is the westernmost province of Croatia, most of its territory is covered with rich pine forests. Its picturesque nature along with its mild climate has made this place irresistible in … Open
The nearby town of Vrsar is also considered one of the most beautiful in the region; it was founded on the site of the ancient Roman city of Ursaria. The church of St. Mary built in the 12th century is considered one of the most interesting sights. The first religious building in its place was built in the 4th century; several primordial elements of the very first basilica have survived to these days.
The charming town of Rabac appeals to those who prefer to devote their leisure to enjoying nature. A lot of beautiful places for walking can be found in the city and its environs; one of the busiest places in town is the yacht pier. Umag port city is a quiet and secluded area; the first settlement in its place was founded by the ancient Romans. Unfortunately, unique historic buildings have failed to survive to this day, but amazing historical atmosphere of this picturesque town still attracts travelers. Copyright
A vast majority of travelers visiting the scenic peninsula successfully combine discovering sights and dining in popular restaurants. The history of the region is very interesting; during … Open
Rovinj is not only one of the most attractive cities in the region, but also the most romantic city in the country. Its inherent charm perfectly complements unique monuments of the past; tourists are fond of exploring them. Among city’s most striking sights the impressive building of the City Hall, a beautiful chapel of the Holy Trinity and the Church of St. Euphemia, as well as old Franciscan monastery, which holds a rich collection of manuscripts, are notable. Rovinj looks like a huge open-air museum; virtually every building and every street are imbued with the spirit of history.
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Public palaces near Istria
♥   Palace 'Miramare Castle' Trieste, 65.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Istria
♥   Katedrala Sv. Vida, Rijeka, 47.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stolna cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja, Koper, 48.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Blažene Djevice Marije na Trsatu, Rijeka, 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije, Krk, 54.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Giusto Martire, Trieste, 58.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Eufemia, Grado, 73 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Ambrogio, Monfalcone, 80.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Croatia

The archaeological museum in Zadar is one of the largest in Dalmatia. Its exposition consists of three parts. The ground floor of the building features collections of the Middle Ages; the second has a collection of the times of the Roman Empire, and the third displays art of prehistoric times. The collection of the Roman Empire embraces weapons of the Roman army, household items, and statues. Another cultural center of the country is the city of Rijeka. It contains a large number of historical attractions, such as the leaning tower of the Venetian building, the Capuchin Church, the Modello Palace, and the old Roman gate. Tourists will find it interesting to visit the Pomor Museum and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. … Open
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Culture guide to Istria. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Istria: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Istria. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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