Top things to do in Labin & Rabac

Art in Labin & Rabac

Labin Art Republika

There are more than 30 artists living and working in Labin and, in summer, the 'Art Republic' takes over the streets. During the festival the town comes alive with street theatre, concerts, plays, clown performances…
Istrian in Labin & Rabac

Restaurant Kvarner

This Labin old-town restaurant has a terrace overlooking the sea, a menu of authentic Istrian fare and a loyal local following. Handmade fuži (Istrian pasta) is the main speciality here but almost anything you order…
Beach in Labin & Rabac

Plaža Girandella

Rabac's best beach is this series of pebbly coves in front of the immense Valamar Girandella resort complex. It's well maintained by the resort, but most of it is open to nonguests. Some areas are designated for fam…
Cafe in Labin & Rabac

Velo Kafe

Dominating Labin's Tito Square, this popular, vine-shaded, multitasking spot serves everything from brunch to beefsteaks. Grab a seat on the street for coffee and cake, or sit down to a meal of local pasta or other …
Museum in Labin & Rabac

Labin Public Museum

The ground floor of this museum, housed in the baroque 18th-century Battiala-Lazzarini Palace, is devoted to archaeological finds. Upstairs is a collection of musical instruments with some fun interactive features. …
Viewpoint in Labin & Rabac


Labin's fortress once stood at the highest point of the old town. There's no longer a fort to speak of (although there is a canon) but it's well worth wandering up through the cobbled streets for the sweeping view o…
Church in Labin & Rabac

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Labin's parish church – originally built in the 11th century but tinkered with until the 18th – has a Venetian lion over the main door and baroque marble altars inside. Note the trompe-l'œil effect on the ceiling, p…
Historic Building in Labin & Rabac


This 1550 loggia served as the community centre of Labin in the 16th century. News and court verdicts were announced here, fairs were held and wayward people were punished on the pillar of shame.
Bar in Labin & Rabac

Movie Bar

The best place for a drink on the Rabac strip is this open-air bar under the pines by pebbly Sv Andrija beach. There's often live music at night.
Bar in Labin & Rabac


This slick Rabac beach club serves cocktails on a wooden terrace set around a small pool.