Top Choice Historic Building in Pula

Roman Amphitheatre

Pula’s most famous and imposing sight is this 1st-century oval amphitheatre, overlooking the harbour northeast of the old town. It's a huge and truly magnificent structure, slotted together entirely from local limes…
Top Choice Basilica in Poreč

Euphrasian Basilica

Top billing in Poreč goes to the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s finest intact examples of Byzantine art. Built on the site of a 4th-century oratory, the complex includes a…
Top Choice Church in Rovinj

Church of St Euphemia

The town’s showcase, this imposing church dominates the old town from its hilltop location in the middle of the peninsula. Built in 1736, it’s the largest baroque building in Istria, reflecting the period during the…
Cathedral in Pula


The main altar of Pula's 5th-century cathedral is a Roman sarcophagus holding relics of saints from the 3rd century. The floor reveals fragments of 5th- and 6th-century mosaics. Stones from the amphitheatre were use…
Museum in Pula

Historical & Maritime Museum of Istria

Housed in a 17th-century Venetian hilltop fortress in the old town’s centre, the meagre exhibits here deal mostly with the maritime history of Pula. However, the views from the citadel walls are worth a stop, though…
Historic Building in Pula

Temple of Augustus

This is the only visible remnant from the Roman era on the Forum, Pula’s central meeting place from antiquity through the Middle Ages. It used to contain temples and public buildings, but today this temple, erected …
Square in Poreč

Trg Marafor

The Roman Forum, where public gatherings took place, once stood on the site of the present-day Trg Marafor. The original pavement has been preserved along the northern row of houses on the square. West of this recta…
Museum in Rovinj

Batana House

On the harbour, Batana House is a museum dedicated to the batana, a flat-bottomed fishing boat that stands as a symbol of Rovinj’s seafaring and fishing traditions. The multimedia exhibits inside the 17th-century to…
Street in Rovinj


Lined with galleries where local artists sell their work, this cobbled street leads uphill from behind the Balbi Arch to St Euphemia. The winding narrow backstreets that spread around Grisia are an attraction in the…
Museum in Rovinj

Heritage Museum

This museum in a baroque palace contains a collection of contemporary art and old masters from Rovinj and elsewhere in Croatia, plus archaeological finds, a maritime section and occasional special exhibits.