Attractions

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…
Public Art in Pula

Lighting Giants

Don't miss Pula's star evening attraction, a gobsmacking lighting display at the city's 19th-century Uljanik shipyard, one of the world's oldest working docks. Renowned lighting designer Dean Skira has lit up the sh…
Church in Vodnjan

St Blaise’s Church

A few steps from Narodni trg, this handsome neo-baroque church was built at the turn of the 19th century, when Venice was the style-setter for the Istrian coast. With its 63m-high bell tower as high as St Mark’s in …
Cave in Pazin

Pazin Chasm

Pazin’s most renowned site is undoubtedly this 100m-deep abyss, through which the Pazinčica River sinks into subterranean passages forming three underground lakes. Its shadowy depths inspired the imagination of Jule…
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

Grisia

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…
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 …
Beach in Cape Kamenjak

Kolombarica Beach

Kolombarica Beach, on the southern end of the peninsula, is popular with daring young men who dive from the high cliffs and swim through the shallow caves at the water’s edge. Just above it is a delightful beach bar…