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Top 5 cultural-historical sights in Istria

Discover the rich cultural-historical heritage of Istria and admire its most invaluable gems! With a fascinating past written in its stories and legends, ruins and sights that have withstood the test of time, the peninsula offers you an impressive glimpse into times long past.

Arena, Pula

The amphitheatre in Pula is one of the best-known sights in Croatia, not only Istria! Dating back to the ancient Roman times, it is among the most valuable and best-preserved buildings of its kind worldwide. Given the opportunity, don’t miss a special event held there, be it a concert, show or a film festival.

Euphrasian Basilica, Poreč

Built in the 6th century, the Basilica is an outstanding representative of the early Byzantine architecture. Due to its immense value, it has been listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sight.

Historical core, Rovinj

Wander the cobbled streets and the small squares, taking a peek at the sea in between houses… One of the most popular destinations in Croatia, the historical core of Rovinj with the Church of St Euphemia will take your breath away.

Pazin castle

Stand in awe before the largest and best preserved medieval fortress in Istria! Standing on top of the impressive Pazin Pit, it houses the Ethnographic Museum of Istria and the Pazin Town Museum.

Glagolitic Alley

Go down the 7km-long road from Roč to Hum, the smallest ‘town’ in the world, and check out the 11 sculptures along the way. They were made to commemorate the importance of the area for the development of the old Glagolitic script, used by Croatians till the 19th century.

Take a walk along the path of Istrian culture and history and learn about its rich past by visiting the most popular sights on the peninsula.