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  • 1 Euphrasian basilica Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Eufazijeva HR - 52440 Porec

    This immense early Christian basilica, built between 543 and 554, combines antique and Byzantine influences. Its three naves are separated by a row of arcades standing on marble columns imported from Constantinople, and finely carved capitals. Howeve..

  • 2 Lim Fjord Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    HR - 52440 Porec

    Taking its name from the Latin limes ("frontier"), this astonishing fjord once separated the towns of Porec and Rovinj. Long and narrow, it plunges 9km inland between walls as much as 100m high. Its protected waters (no swimming allowed) ar..

  • 3 Canons' House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Eufrazijeva HR - 52440 Porec

    This splendid example of civilian Romanesque architecture (1251) built on St Euphrase Street is adorned with twin windows. To the left of the building, a vault decorated with mosaics leads to the passage into the atrium of the Euprasian basilica.

  • 4 Dekumanus Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Dekumanus HR - 52440 Porec

    This road runs the entire length of the peninsula from the Square of Freedom (Trg Slobode) to that of the Forum (Trg Marafor). It was formerly the main thoroughfare of the Roman city. Today it is lined with handsome Gothic-Renaissance and Baroque hou..

  • 5 St Maur Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Sv. Maura HR - 52440 Porec

    Savour the calm of this street as you admire the façades, such as that of the House of Two Saints (Kuca Dva Sveca), which owes its name to the two characters carved in bas-relief from the Romanesque period on the first floor. End your stroll with a d..

  • 6 Rampart walk Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    HR - 52440 Porec

    This pleasantly quiet quayside skirts the ramparts and runs alongside the town behind the Euphrasian basilica. The walk commands lovely views of the sea in an atmosphere of peace and quiet. It is a side of Porec known only to joggers, solitary walker..

  • 7 Mosaic Museum

    Museums and art

    HR - 52440 Porec

    This museum is in fact comprised of the 6C Episcopal palace (its oldest parts), the early 5C pre-Euphrasian basilica, of which only a few walls, columns with capitals and a beautiful floor mosaic with geometric patterns remain; and finally, the museu..

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