Istria Travel Guide

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Trg M. Tita

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  • Rovinj
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

Standing on the Old Town's main square, you can't help but notice the Balbi Arch, which at one time was the gate to Rovinj's fish market. Notice the Venetian lion with an open book (a symbol of acceptance of Venetian rule without a fight) and a Venetian head on one side, and a Turkish head on the other, the symbolism of which hasn't yet been explained. At the top, between the two Balbi coats of arms, is a Latin epigraph. Also quite prominent on the square is the city's pinkish-orange watchtower, whose base houses the tourist agency. Although it looks Venetian, the tower was erected in 1907. That said, the winged-lion relief on one side is indeed from the 16th century.

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Trg Maršala Tita, Rovinj, Istarska, 52210, Croatia

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Published 05/20/2009

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