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Svetvinčenat

The medieval town of Svetvinčenat in Croatia is located in the hinterland of Istria, near Rovinj and Vrsar, and it is one of the best preserved Istrian medieval towns.

The development of Svetvinčenat starts in the 6th century, with the arrival of the Benedictines, who worked hard on the land and lived in accordance with their motto: Ora et labora (pray and work). Feudalism developed later and the town frequently changed its masters. The period of the biggest progress took place during the Venetian Grimandi family, which ruled the town for more than 200 years, until the fall of the Venetian Republic. A grand castle still dominates the town, as a monument of the period of their rule. This true historical gem has been hidden from the view of tourists for a long time, but in the past few years the attractive manifestations and the imaginatively conceived contents have been attracting more and more guests, who recognise the town as the perfect choice for a one-day excursion to the hinterland. Svetvinčenat takes you back to history and represents the soul of the old Istria with its charm and atmosphere. Visit Svetvinčenat in Croatia!

What should you see and experience in Svetvinčenat?

  • Morisin-Grimani family castle
  • Parish church of Mary’s Annunciation and other sacral facilities
  • Memorial collection of the Servant of God Miroslav Bulešić
  • The exhibitions of Brdo museum
  • Stone streets of the main square Placa take you back to the renaissance and medieval period
  • Show about Mare the witch
  • Festival of dance and non-verbal theatre
  • Istraetnojazz festival gathers the quality music fans

How's the weather in Svetvinčenat

Now

25 °C

Today
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  • Tue 16.07.

    22°C - 25°C

  • Wed 17.07.

    21°C - 25°C

  • Thu 18.07.

    21°C - 26°C

  • Fri 19.07.

    22°C - 24°C

  • Sat 20.07.

    22°C - 26°C

  • Sun 21.07.

    23°C - 26°C

What to do close to Svetvinčenat?

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Visit Lim Fjord

The Lim Fjord is one of the best preserved natural riches of the Istrian Peninsula, a protected area of exceptional beauty and a diverse plant and animal world that attracts many guests.

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Pazin Abyss zip line

Did you ever wonder what the view of the Pazin Abyss is like from above? No, we will not take you on a plane flight, but we can take you down the zip line above the abyss itself. We are expecting you!

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Interesting interior of Pazin Abyss

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Pazin Chasm

Pazin Chasm is located at the bottom of the abyss below the famous Pazin Castle. Pazinčica River runs though the Chasm, creating some of the most beautiful scenes of karst landscape in Istria.

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    View from the sea of Rovinj at night

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    Old town of Rovinj

    The historic core of Rovinj contains a series of cultural monuments and sights that bear witness to itsrich history. We must mention St Euphemia’s Church the tower of which is the symbol of Rovinj.

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    Visit Brijuni islands by boat "Astral"

    Head out to sea on an unforgettable boating adventure to Brijuni National Park and discover its magnificent nature, exotic animals and treasured archaeological sites.

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    Beach Maslinica in Rabac

    The beach Maslinica is awarded a Blue Flag that guarantees high quality seawater and level of equipment, and it is known for its developed offer of water sports.

    Bars and beaches in Istria
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