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Colors of Istria - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Sv. Nikola chapel Istria will surprise fans of event tourism with a wide selection of interesting themed events. Summer is considered the festival season on the peninsula; this time colorful festivities come literally one after another. A considerable part of the most popular festivals are held in Porec; the city has remained a permanent venue for Zlata Sopela Festival for many years. Festive action takes place at the central square of Porec; best folk bands of the country demonstrate their talents there for a few days.
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Fans of classical music are recommended to visit Porec in summer. Traditionally, during summer months Euphrasian Basilica is available to musicians. One of the most incendiary and noisy celebrations is held in Porec in July; it is a tango festival. It is attended by the best performers, so it would be interesting to everyone to visit the festival. Amazing workshops and shows are arranged for vacationers; everyone can learn subtleties of classical tango.
At the same time a large-scale musical event, Jazz Night Festival, is held. It is always attended by performers of world class. Fans of historical festivals would find interesting to visit Porec in September, when the Giostra takes place. During the festival, visitors can get acquainted with the history and culture of the region, as well as learn a lot about the lifestyle of townspeople. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Important cultural events are held in almost all cities of Istria. The region is famous due to its athletes too. Every year International Regatta takes place in Rovinj; fans of active summer recreation like International Youth Festival. Among other interesting holidays, Rovinj Pop Festival and the Festival of photographers are notable.
Pola The picturesque town of Pula is a permanent venue for the major film festival; cinemagoers and filmmakers visit it in July. The festival takes place simultaneously with the Opera Music Festival that would be interesting even to those who have never been interested in opera singers. Istria is ready to offer its guests a lot of exciting recreational opportunities. Travelers may participate in one of the fascinating holidays.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Istria
♥   Eufrazijeva Bazilika Poreč, 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije Pula, 28.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Istria
♥   Castle 'Dvigrad' , 7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Monkodonja' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nesactium' , 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Trsat Castle' , 48.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Muggia' Muggia, 54 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Zrinski-Frankopan Castle' , 54.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nova Kraljevica' , 54.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Croatia

For a long time, Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia. Today, it is a separate country. Local people, as a rule, react negatively if they are called Yugoslavs. The Croats are most susceptible to the influence of Western countries comparing to other peoples of the Balkan peninsula. Their mentality, especially in the coastal areas, is closer to Italian than to Slavic. Italy and Hungary played an important role in the history of these places. The dominant religion in Croatia is Catholicism; it is professed by more than 85% of the total population of the country. Regular Turkish raids formed the national self-consciousness of the people and their pride of the independence. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Istria

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Istria. Learn the best periods to visit Istria to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Istria.
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