Town Walls


It only takes about 10 minutes to circle Motovun's ramparts and you can get similar views of the surrounding countryside for free, just by walking around town. But visiting the walls does give you the chance to peek into some lovely hidden gardens, as well as access to an exhibition of local landscape photographs housed in the tower above the outer gate. Buy your ticket at the tourist office.

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2. Motovun: A History in Motion

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3. Geržinić

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