Culture and Art of Poreč and Istria

The pages of Poreč’s art history can today proudly be read thanks to the tumultuous history which left the city valuable and indelible marks of different cultures.  

A stroll through the city of many thousands of years reveals various styles and cultural influences which contributed to the formation of today’s city with each step. The whole old city centre is a living cultural monument. The facades of numerous city palaces will reveal the history of their construction to you through various stylistic and historical periods.  

In numerous records and literature Poreč is called a city of mosaics thanks to the culture founded by the Euphrasiana, a basilica in whose diocese the museum of church art and archaeological remains of earlier churches are housed.

The valuable museum collection of the Heritage Museum of Poreč and its Surrounding Area bear witness to a tradition of living in this area through many centuries.  

Along with museums, Poreč’s streets are home to numerous atelier galleries and exhibition spaces which tend tradition in a modern way with their displays.