Historical Heritage

By entering into the historic core of Poreč, you have stepped onto an over 2000 year old stage. The 400 m long and 200 m wide peninsula was divided by ancient surveyors into insulas, plots of land allocated to housing, public institutions, temples, and intertwined in a regular street network. The major part of this grid plan has been preserved along with the ancient names of its longest parallel and perpendicular Decumanus and Cardo Maximus streets.

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  • TOWN GATES

    TOWN GATES

    EAST TOWN GATES have not been preserved. However, the existing remains prove they had once served their...

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  • PENTAGONAL TOWER

    PENTAGONAL TOWER

    Located at the beginning of the central street, Decumanus, at the entrance of the heart of the old city. It was erected in the mid 15th century in...

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  • ROUND TOWER

    ROUND TOWER

    Stands near Narodni trg (Public Square), built in the second half of the 15th century. It is very well preserved and a visit to the terrace on top is...

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  • NORTHER TOWER

    NORTHER TOWER

    Alongside the Peškera bay, northeast of the heart of the old city. It was built in the 15 century. Today the edge is still partly preserved....

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  • GOTHIC PALACE

    GOTHIC PALACE

    In the main old town street, Decumanus, there's a house where you can see: two trifora. The Gothic Palace was built in 1473 in gotico fiorito...

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  • EUPHRASIUS BASILICA

    EUPHRASIUS BASILICA

    The most valuable cultural monument in Porec. It was built on the remains of an earlier tri-naval basilica, in the first half of the 6th century,...

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  • CANONICA

    CANONICA

    A monumental building of the canonic was completed in 1251. Some say that it is one of the best examples of Roman...

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  • ISTRIAN ASSEMBLY HALL

    ISTRIAN ASSEMBLY HALL

    Originally a Gothic Franciscan Church from the 13th century. It stands between Park Juraj Dobrila and Laginja's shore. The interior of the building...

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  • MARAFOR SQUARE

    MARAFOR SQUARE

    In the 1st century it pride itself with the biggest Roman sanctuary in Istria. Mart's temple or the Big temple was one of the biggest on the...

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  • ROMANESQUE HOUSE

    ROMANESQUE HOUSE

    It is recognized by the outside stairway, a Romanesque biforium and a wooden balcony that was renovated in...

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