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Spas, Baths & Hot Springs
Be sure to walk on the outer walls of the ramparts for memorable vistas over vineyards, fields and oak woods below.
The town highlight is the Renaissance Church of St Stephen. Designed by Venetian artist Andrea Palladio, the interior is currently under renovation and opening hours are sporadic...
Museums & Galleries
Buzet's main sight is housed inside a 17th-century palace. The museum displays a collection of prehistoric and Roman artefacts as well as some ethnological items such as field tools and folk costumes.
Landmarks & Monuments
On a square a few metres north of the museum is this exquisite well, which was restored in 1789 and sports a Venetian lion relief.
The church was built between the 12th and 14th centuries in the southern Romanesque style, with fortifications added in 1581 in advance of the Ottomans...
Pazin’s most renowned site is undoubtedly this deep abyss of about 100m, through which the Pazinčica River sinks into subterranean passages forming three underground lakes...
Castles, Palaces & Mansions
Looming over the chasm, Pazin’s Kaštel is the largest and best-preserved medieval structure in all Istria. First mentioned in AD 983, it is a medley of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture...
The Istrian Interior
Science Centres & Observatories
At the southern end of Prešernov trg is the Muda Gate. Erected in 1516, it's the last of a dozen such entrances to remain standing...
Squares & Plazas
The 17th-century Italian family who erected the fountain in Prešernov trg, 200m to the southeast, was named Da Ponte; thus it is shaped like a bridge (ponte in Italian)...
At the end of Čevljarska ulica and down the stone steps is the Almerigogna Palace, a painted Venetian Gothic palace and arguably the most beautiful building in Koper.
On the eastern side of Trg Brolo is the Fontico, a granary where the town's wheat was stored in the late 14th century.
Neighbourhoods & Villages
Historic Čevljarska ulica (Cobbler Street), a narrow commercial street for pedestrians, runs south from Titov trg. As you walk under the arch of the Praetorian Palace, have a look to the right...
On the eastern side of Trg Brolo is the Vissich-Nardi Palace, containing government offices.
Linked to Titov trg to the east, Trg Brolo is a wide and leafy square of fine old buildings, including the late-18th-century baroque Brutti Palace , now the central library, to the north...
Opposite the Armoury in Titov trg is the Cathedral of the Assumption and its 36m-tall belfry, now called the City Tower.
Linked to Titov trg to the east, Trg Brolo is a wide and peaceful square of fine old buildings, including the late-18th-century baroque Brutti Palace, now the central library, to the north.
Directly opposite the Loggia in Titov trg, is the gleaming white and recently renovated Praetorian Palace, a mixture of Venetian Gothic and Renaissance styles dating from the 15th century and the very symbol of Koper...
Opposite the Armoury in Titov trg is the Cathedral of the Assumption and its 36m-tall belfry, now called the City Tower ...
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