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Novigrad

The town of Novigrad in Croatia is a popular tourist destination near Umag, which wins over with its compelling charm and romantic atmosphere of a small Mediterranean fishing village. This is the place where rich cultural and historical heritage meets the developed gastronomic and entertainment offer.

The old town core hides the history of Novigrad among its stone streets. It has country villas from antique times, massive walls that still surround parts of the town and numerous churches and palaces decorating the squares and reminding of some ancient times when the town was ruled by bishops and noblemen. Even though it is a small town, the cultural offer of Novigrad in Istria can be compared to much larger towns. Apart from its offer for art lovers, Novigrad also offers many contents and events to gourmands who want good food. It also offers summer joys characteristic for a developed Mediterranean tourist destination. The town is surrounded by attractive beaches, while refreshment after sunbathing can be found in long walks through the untouched nature in the hinterland. The charm and atmosphere of a fishing village perfectly fit into the new and modern attire of Novigrad, while the rich cultural and historical heritage ideally completes the entertainment contents and top quality gastronomy. The town of Novigrad in Istria welcomes you with arms wide open and offers an experience of a fulfilled holiday in Istria.

What should you see and experience in Novigrad?

  • Town bell tower, original motive of the town
  • Remarkable walls of Novigrad
  • Lapidarium Museum with several hundreds of stone monuments, including the ciborium of Bishop Mauritius, one of the most important Carolingian monuments
  • Theme gastronomy manifestation Gnam Gnam Fest
  • Parkfest, an urban festival of the young
  • Astro party Lunasa gathers all interested in mythology, magic and lost civilisations
  • Days-long St. Pelagije festivity
  • Foto ex Tempore, a three-day-long gathering of photographers

How's the weather in Novigrad

Now

4 °C

Today
°C - 6°C
  • Wed 23.01.

    2°C - 4°C

  • Thu 24.01.

    3°C - 7°C

  • Fri 25.01.

    5°C - 6°C

  • Sat 26.01.

    5°C - 7°C

  • Sun 27.01.

    1°C - 6°C

  • Mon 28.01.

    3°C - 5°C

What to do close to Novigrad?

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Park Umag family beach

The Family beach at the Park campsite in Umag is a frequent choice for family holidays. While the youngest play in the sea, parents can relax in the shade on deck chairs or enjoy a massage in the Relax zone.

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    Motodrom Poreč

    Do you want your holiday in Istria to have a more exciting adrenaline character? Karting is the right choice for you, and one of the best karting tracks in Croatia is situated near Poreč.

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      Kart-Cross Umag

      The Kart-Cross entertainment park is located between Umag and Novigrad, near the well-known Park campsite. It offers adrenalin rides and a race in quad vehicles on several tracks.  

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      Canova activity beach

      The Canova beach within the Park campsite in Umag is the perfect destination for lovers of active holidays. The sports centre offers various courts and equipment, and you can try your hand at water sports.

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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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        View of the Old Town of Poreč

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        Old town of Poreč

        The historical core of Poreč contains the town’s famous cultural and historical sights in its stone streets and squares, some of which originate from Ancient Roman times.

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