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Old Town Rovinj - Most important information

The old town of Rovinj is one of the most beautiful parts of this coastal city. This medieval city center was created long ago, in 1763, when the Rovinj peninsula ceased to be an island. The old town is entwined with stone and unique streets whose age is already a century, and tiny colorful houses complete the whole ambiance of this Mediterranean city.

 History of the Old Town in Rovinj

The old town of Rovinj is rich in numerous romantic-gothic, renaissance, and baroque scenes that speak of the rich history of this land. In the past, countless buildings and objects were built in this area, which today have significant cultural and historical importance.
  • Several city gates in the Old Town have preserved their shape to this day: Out of a total of seven city gates built in the past, three such buildings have kept their original appearance. These are the Door of Saint Benedict, the Door under the wall with an inscription from 1590, and the Door of the Holy Cross.
  • The Arch of Balbi testifies to the strength of the Venetian kingdom: The Arch of Balbi represents an imposing Venetian building created in 1678. On the upper part of the arch is a figure of a head, which contains a combination of Turkish and Venetian styles. The hook is then decorated with two coats of arms of the Balbi family, between which there is a stone slab.
The importance of the Old Town in Rovinj
The Old Town in Rovinj today represents one of the city's iconic places, and its history and tradition permeate every part of the cobbled and narrow streets. In many streets of the Old Town today, you can refresh yourself with your favorite cup of coffee and some of the Mediterranean specialties that leave you breathless. You may meet a fisherman early in the morning, as well as excited children running through the streets of the Old Town.
  •  The old town in Rovinj is constructed like a small labyrinth: Intertwined stone streets and narrow passages resemble mazes where one can easily get lost. However, all famous streets are located near Rovinj, which makes this part of the city even more visited and attractive.
  •  The Church of St. Euphemia represents the patroness of the city: The Church of St. Euphemia is located within the Old Town, and today it represents the patroness of the entire Rovinj and is a tangible symbol of this environment. It is an imposing building in the Venetian style, which makes Rovinj so popular with its size and beauty.
How to get to the Old Town in Rovinj?
The old town is located on the Rovinj peninsula, so it is easy to get to. If you want to visit it, it is possible to walk to this part of the city or come by car. There are several parking spaces in its vicinity, which is an excellent choice for all who come with their transport.
  • By car: From the inner city, you can reach the island by following Istarska Street and then Vijenac Franje Glavinić Street. Then, Marc Gabrina Street will lead you directly to the stone streets of the Old Town.
  •  On foot: If you are moving on foot, it would be best to follow Savičentska street from the shore. It will lead you to the old town center, and if you want to visit the Church of Saint Euphemia, continue along Grisia Street.


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