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    Kaštel - The Castle

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 6, 2015

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    Favorite thing: Kaštel is central and the oldest structure of Grožnjan around which in times has created urban residential area. It is not a classical castle of imposing size with defensive towers, its structure is simple but solid and built exclusively as military post. With its outside part the Kaštel was incorporated into the city's defensive walls.

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    Grožnjan

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 6, 2015

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    Favorite thing: Grožnjan is a small town located in the heart of Istria, on a hill opposite to much better known Motovun. These two towns on the hills actually mark the line where starts beautiful Mirna river valley. At the entrance to the town stands a bilingual inscription, Gožnjan-Grisignana, because on the Istrian peninsula resides the Italian minority.
    For many years Grožnjan was neglected and abandoned since most of its Italian residents emigrated to Italy, while the Croatians moved to coastal cities. In the seventies started the revitalization and the town has been turned into a small art colony.

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    The Church of SS. Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 24, 2014

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    Favorite thing: The parish church was first mentioned in 1310 but its present look dates from 1770 when the new church was built on the site of an older church from the beginning of the 16th century. There is a 36 m high bell tower from 1721 next to the church. The church is dedicated to saints whom people from Istria worshiping among the most, Saint Vitus, Saint Modestus and Crescentia.
    It is located right opposite to the Kaštel, on the main city square, where locals gather together before church service or events which took place in the town.

    parish church
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    Fontik s lodjom - Fonticus with Loggia

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 24, 2012

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    Favorite thing: The Renaissance loggia over which there was a fonticus (granary) in case of crop failure, famine or siege, all date back to that period. The Loggia was first time mentioned in the 14th century but its present look dates from 1597. Its ground floor, where loggia is, and the first floor used to serve as a court and the prison, while its top floor was a storehouse - granary.

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