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Rovinj

About Rovinj

Rovinj is one of the most scenic and most developed tourist centres of Istria and it is located on the western coast. Rovinj has a rich natural and cultural-historical heritage together with old town and the lush forest Golden cape. The old city is located on a peninsula that has emerged in 1763, merging the small islands and the mainland. The old town consists of small houses, narrow streets, small squares and characteristic built chimneys. Of particular interest is tower of the church of St. Euphemia, an example of Baroque architecture in Istria. The most famous street of the city is Carrera with galleries and small shops.

The most beautiful street is Bregovita and unavoidable Grusa is famous for its exhibition of paintings. Rovinj is a perennial winner of numerous travel awards. The specificity of Rovinj forms protected forest park – Golden cape, 16 islands, islets and rocks. The beauty of Rovinj was recognized by artists who have painted motifs of the city and expose them to Grisija Street – street of artists. St. Andrew Islands, area of Polud, Limski Bay and quarry in the Monfiorenzo area features special landscape and ecological importance.

The city is a place that provides endless opportunities for rest and relaxation, sport, walks through beautiful parks and recreational activities. You can relax in the many bars and restaurants that are located along the coast or you can be a part of interesting events such as Rovinj night. Spectacular fireworks, live music of Croatian and foreign artists are the trademarks of Rovinj night event. In the night of St. Lawrence when the lights go out in the city you can enjoy numerous live concerts under the stars.

Rovinj reveals the hidden beauty of cultural antiquities and archaeological sites. If you are attracted in archaeology, of particularly interest is old bronze settlement site Moncodogno which dates from 2000 to 1200 BC. The specificity of Rovinj makes ornithological reserve – Polud Swamp, with more than 200 species of birds and geological “monument of nature” of global value – “Fantasy” stone pit.

Rovinj Heritage Museum is located in the baroque palace Califfi and offers interesting and valuable works of the old masters as well as contemporary art. Rovinj is also known for its fishing tradition dinners with local music, delicious seafood, wine and olive oil. You also want to check unique Rovinj boat “batani” and enjoy in fisherman songs called “bitinada“. Gorgeous sea view and the magnificent trees will lead you to many beautiful beaches. Of particular interests are rocky capes and coves with pebbles where you can find your own paradise.