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Grožnjan

Grožnjan in Croatia is known as the “town of artists” and is an ideal destination for one-day excursions filled with art, galleries and concerts. It is located in the hinterland in Istra’s west, near Brtonigla and Novigrad, only 15 kilometres away from the sea.

Grožnjan is a medieval town whose original beauty has been kept until today, through preserved old walls, forts, churches and monuments. The key moment in Grožnjan’s history happened at the beginning of the 20th century, when the railway arrived to the town, which was followed by an accelerated development of domestic oil production and an intensified trade with neighbouring countries. Do you want to experience Istria through the eyes of an artist? Grožnjan became the town of artists in 1956. That is when they started to populate empty houses which the residents were forced to abandon and thus made sure the town did not perish. Today their performances and ideas make this town one of the most favourable destinations for an educational, relaxing and creative holiday. Grožnjan is enriched with an artist tradition in its best sense – creativity on the spot. Thus, manifestations and shows of popular artists are held in the stone streets daily and you can spend time with the artists in their galleries. Go to an excursion to Grožnjan and experience Istria in a different way!

What should you see and experience in Grožnjan?

  • St. Vitus (Sv. Vid) church dates back to the ancient 1300
  • Venetian loggia remained intact despite the turbulent history
  • The town walls used to serve as protection from the attackers, and now provide an excellent view to the past
  • The popular Jazz iz back festival and jazz school in the International Music Youth Centre
  • Numerous galleries in which artists exhibit their works
  • Ex tempore Grožnjan painting manifestation
  • Recreational bicycle ride Artistic Grožnjan gathers many bicyclists

How's the weather in Grožnjan

Now

6 °C

Today
°C - 6°C
  • Thu 17.01.

    6°C - 10°C

  • Fri 18.01.

    3°C - 8°C

  • Sat 19.01.

    °C - 5°C

  • Sun 20.01.

    -3°C - 6°C

  • Mon 21.01.

    -1°C - 4°C

  • Tue 22.01.

    -3°C - 3°C

What to do close to Grožnjan?

Panoramic view of Grožnjan

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Visit Grožnjan

Grožnjan stands out with its well preserved medieval architecture that maintains the spirit of the original Istria. Thanks to many galleries and ateliers, Grožnjan is known as the “town of artists”.

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    From Galleries to Sculptures

    The path starts at Grožnjan, known as the “town of artists” thanks to its many galleries and ateliers, and takes you sightseeing to an interesting sculpting colony park in Marušići.

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      Panoramic view of Završje

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      Visit Završje

      The picturesque village of Završje stands out with its original medieval architecture that represents medieval Istria in the best possible way and takes you back to historical times for a day.

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      Cycling in the Mirna valley

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      The Istrian Hills Trail

      This path takes you through the Mirna River Valley and connects Buje and Grožnjan, two picturesque medieval towns located on the hills that offer a beautiful view on sunny days.

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        Family cycling by the vineyards

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        Istrian Malvasia Bike Trail

        Malvazija has never been an ordinary wine. It is a symbol of Istria and the life of Istrian peasants. Explore Green Istria on bike and get to know Brtonigla, the “town of wines”.

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        MTB ride through an Istrian town

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        Three Istrian Musketeers

        The picturesque medieval towns on hills in the Istrian inland – Oprtalj, Završje and Grožnjan – will win you over at first sight. Start a journey through Istrian history on your bicycle.

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