Istria

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  • 1. Arena

    Building/Architectural Site

    Designed to accommodate 23,000 spectators, Pula's arena is the sixth-largest building of its type in the world (after the Colosseum in Rome...Read More

  • 2. Crkva Sv. Eufemije

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Inside this 18th-century Baroque church, the remains of Rovinj's patron saint are said to lie within a 6th-century sarcophagus. Born near...Read More

  • 3. Eufrazijeva Basilica

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The magnificent Eufrazijeva Basilica is among the most perfectly preserved early Christian churches in Europe, and one of the most important...Read More

  • 4. Kozlović Winery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    At the Kozlović family's stylish, modern winery, which blends perfectly with the scenic countryside, you can taste their single extra virgin...Read More

  • 5. Nacionalni Park Brijuni

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The Brijuni islands are a group of 14 small islands that were developed in the late 19th century. You'll need to pass through Fažana to get...Read More

  • 6. Akvarij

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Opened in 1891, making it one of the oldest institutions of its type in Europe, the Rovinj aquarium displays tanks of Adriatic marine fauna...Read More

  • 7. Aquacolors Poreč

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Whether you're looking for an adrenaline-filled day or just a relaxing day by the pool, Aquacolors water park has you covered. With 12 slides...Read More

  • 8. Aquarium Pula

    Zoo/Aquarium

    On the ground floor of the onetime Austro-Hungarian fortress in the resort complex of Verudela, a few kilometers from the city center, the aquarium...Read More

  • 9. Café Galerija Cvajner

    Local Interest–Sight

    Stop at the chic but unpretentious Café Galerija Cvajner for morning coffee or an evening aperitif. Inside, contemporary art and minimalist...Read More

  • 10. Chiavalon Olive Oil Tasting Room

    Store/Shop/Mall

    Sandi Chiavalon was barely 13 years old when he planted his first olive trees and decided to become an olive-oil producer. Less than two decades...Read More

  • 11. Crkva svetog Blaža

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    From the tourist office on the main square, stroll down ulica Castello to Crkva svetog Blaža, an 18th-century structure built in the style of...Read More

  • 12. Crkva svetog Vida i Modesta

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Walk straight ahead from the small parking area just outside Grožnjan and you will come to the Crkva svetog Vida i Modesta. Reconstructed in...Read More

  • 13. Cuj Winery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The Cuj olive oils (and wines) are a true labor of love and passion. Owner Danijel Kraljevic—Cuj—will infuse you with both when you visit his...Read More

  • 14. Dvigrad

    Town/Village

    When its residents abandoned Dvigrad suddenly in the mid-17th century—fleeing the combined misfortune of plague and attacks by Uskok raiders...Read More

  • 15. Floor mosaic

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The central scene of this large and lovely mosaic—which otherwise features geometric patterns and plants aplenty—is of the punishment of Dirce...Read More

  • 16. Forum

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Still Pula's most important public meeting place after 2,000 years, the ancient Roman forum is today a spacious paved piazza ringed with cafés...Read More

  • 17. Galerija Sv. Toma

    Museum/Gallery

    Today a public art gallery, this small, bright yellow church dates to the Middle Ages but was rebuilt in 1722. It's on your way back down the...Read More

  • 18. Havana Club

    Restaurant–Sight

    The Adriatic may not be quite as warm as the Caribbean, but at the Havana Club—a spacious, tropical-themed cocktail-bar-cum-café right on the...Read More

  • 19. Istralandia

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The first water park in Istria opened in 2014, featuring 20 waterslides, including an almost 90-foot-high free-fall waterslide; family rafting...Read More

  • 20. Jama Baredine

    Cave

    Far from sun and sea though it may be, the Baredine Cave has long been one of the Poreč area's top natural attractions. About 8 km (5 miles...Read More

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