Glagolitic Alley

Central & Eastern Istria

The road from Roč to Hum has been dubbed Glagolitic Alley in reference to a series of 11 sculptures placed alongside it, commemorating the area’s importance as a centre of the Glagolitic alphabet (an archaic Slavic script which survived in parts of Croatia until the 19th century).

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1. Kotli

1.28 MILES

Don't miss this almost-abandoned village, 2.5km off the road to Roč. It's set on a stream which all but dries up in summer, but at other times bubbles…

2. St Jerome's Chapel

1.56 MILES

Positioned in a cemetery just outside the town walls, this little 12th-century Romanesque chapel still has the remains of its original frescoes on the…

3. St George's Church

4.34 MILES

Positioned by the cliffs at the far end of the old town, this church (completed in 1611) was in the throes of a major restoration during research but it…

4. Large Well

4.34 MILES

At the centre of the old town is an ornate cistern topped with a well, built in 1789 in the rococo style. Look out for the carved lion, the symbol of…

5. Church of the Blessed Virgin

4.35 MILES

Built by the Venetians in 1784, Buzet's pretty parish church has a pale-yellow ceiling with frescos, an elaborate pulpit and baroque altars. There's also…

6. Local History Museum

4.37 MILES

Housed in the grand Bigatto Palace (built 1639), this museum displays a collection of prehistoric and Roman artefacts as well as some ethnological items…

7. Vela Draga


The spectacular canyon of Vela Draga on the eastern side of the park is an astounding sight, its valley floor scattered with limestone pillars or ‘fairy…

8. Mala Učka

9.99 MILES

This half-abandoned village at over 995m above sea level is an intriguing place. A few shepherds live here from May to October, and you can buy delicious…