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

Tito Square in Old Town of Rovinj The St. Euphemia’a Basilica is the main religious symbol of Rovinj and the most remarkable religious landmark in Europe. Its construction was started in 1725 and lasted for 11 years. Today this fantastic beautiful building executed in baroque style is a unique architectural landmark of the destination. The most important religious relic of the basilica is a sarcophagus keeping the relics of Saint Euphemia. Each year thousands of foreign palmers come there to honor it.
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Near the basilica tourists will find another remarkable construction being the Church of the Holy Trinity. It has been preserved in its initial look till present days. Its building presents a unique fusion of Romanic and Gothic styles. At present time this church hosts an art gallery, where tourists find and observe works of local artists. The age-old Church of Our Mother of Mercy is the next recommended landmark to visit during Rovinj exploration.
An exact date of the church establishment is still unknown, however it is known that this religious landmark was consecrated in 1487. An exploration of the church halls will turn to an unforgettable experience. Numerous historical and religious artifacts kept within its walls will give tourists a deep insight into the past of the city. A town council is located in the central square not far from the port area of the city. Its building is of great interest from architectural point of view. Copyright
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The Califfy palace is the best monument executed in Venetian style. Today its building houses the Rovinj Town Museum. It was established in 1954, apart from the permanent exposition the museum offers excellent halls for various exhibitions and other cultural events. This museum keeps a wide collection of archeological artifacts and art works. The Hutterot’s Family Museum is hosted in a beautiful ancient building.
Rovinj / Croatia The old house once belonged to a local forest-guard, is now renovated and its décor of previous years is completely renewed. Beautiful antique furniture, unusual household stuff and original jewelries are presented in the museum’s manifold collection. The museum is embraced with a marvelous forest, so after the exhibition exploration tourists can enjoy hiking in a serene scenic area. Franciscan monastery hosts another remarkable museum. Tourists who are fond of art and desiring to get a deeper insight into handicraft traditions of local residents will like this cultural establishment as well.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Rovinj and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

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Public palaces near Rovinj
♥   Palace 'Miramare Castle' Trieste, 69.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Rovinj
♥   Stolna cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja, Koper, 52.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Giusto Martire, Trieste, 63.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Eufemia, Grado, 69.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria Assunta in Cielo e SS. Ermagora e Fortunato, Aquileia, 79.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Croatia

A lot of discoveries await at the Istrian peninsula, which is one of the most popular resorts. A huge number of monuments of architecture is located in the largest city of the peninsula, Pula. The city was founded by ancient Romans. An amphitheater that was built 2 thousand years ago, has perfectly survived there. It still hosts major events and concerts. In Porec, it is worth to visit the Euphrasian basilica, built in the 6th century, and the ancient Roman temple of Neptune. Otherwise, tourists may just stroll through the streets of the downtown. The old part of Rovinj that is rich in monuments of Romanesque style, is worth a look too. The city museum is set in a beautiful building in the Baroque style. An amazing exhibition is represented at the premises of the Franciscan Monastery. One of the most recognizable cities in Croatia is Dubrovnik, which is known for the old part of the city located on the steep shore of the Adriatic Sea. The central part for walks is Stradun Street, which is lined with limestone. There are numerous shops and sights on it. It is worth to visit the Princely Palace, built in the 15th century. The mansion is designed in a mixed Gothic and Renaissance style; the building has very impressive bas-reliefs. Another monumental structure of the old part of Dubrovnik is the Franciscan monastery of the 14th century, which has a rich courtyard. Next to it, there is the Great Fountain of Onofrio, which was a part of the water supply in the old city. Dubrovnik has numerous amazing museums. One of them is Rupe Ethnographic Museum, located in the building of a huge granary. … Open
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Culture guide to Rovinj. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Rovinj: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Rovinj. 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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