Rovinj Things to Do

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    Swimming

    by shavy Written Aug 9, 2014

    Wandering around to this historical town we admire from the beginning to the last. And we keep on walking to one narrow streets to another. The walking path loop to the bayside where we have seen people swimming down. It was very hot that day, swimming is ideal to cool down.

    We haven't had any swimming gear with us it would be nice to jump in the water. Such as any beach place in Croatia, swimming in Rovinj is in the rocks. People don't mind it, going in the water is certainly clearer than I thought. You could see the bottom of where you standing. That is the nicest thing in Croatia swimming like the Sea Lion

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    A place to hang out

    by shavy Written Aug 9, 2014

    The town of Rovinj has full with restaurants and pubs while on our way I noticed there were plenty of places to eat or drink. Certainly enough places to choose, the squares were lined up with eateries. Is also a nice place to stroll around not only restaurants occupy the place there were also some shop selling local products

    Here, we hardly notice a visitors it was quiet during daytime, most of them were up in the old town. But this place can packed up when the lights go out. Locals and tourist will be occupying this place in the evening, this square is very alive when it's dark

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    A different view

    by shavy Written Aug 9, 2014

    After strolling around we saw a strip along the harbor, we some people walk here so we did too. From here you see the outer wall of the town, is totally different looks than in the inner side. Is not very impressive but it was remind me of Venice. As you can see the town is like above sea level how they do this is like puzzle to me.

    From here, you'll see the rows of restaurants, this is what we saw during our walk inside, most of this restaurants offer a dining sea view. These are not a usual cheap restaurants, you pay more for the view than the meal. While looking to the other side is completely different, these are the back walls of the local house where you see laundries were hang out

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    The harbor

    by shavy Updated Aug 9, 2014

    We have park our car away from the town as there were market that day, we walked along the harbor where everyone passing through. If you walk this way you have the backdrop of the beautiful pastel-colored facades of the old houses, and you have chance to see this many boats which were docked in front of restaurants and along the harbor were incredibly beautiful while looking at it

    Fishing or private boats were lined up and docked in the main harbor of Rovinj, a popular resort town on the Adriatic coast of the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. While I looked to all the boat I was wondering how the front boats can sail was a mystery they docked like a puzzle unbelievable

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    Main square

    by shavy Written Aug 9, 2014

    This is a picturesque square where you see many shops, restaurants and bars around. The fountain stands in the middle of the square, while the surrounding is colorful old building. The town has influence of Italian in early days, stroll around I feel like I was walking in Venice. The main square of Rovinj has nice architectural faces. Is completely different view once you strolled inside

    On one side of the building of Venetian style on the other side buildings that bring us back into history,
    Here I see a nice colorful square where you will find some boutiques, stylish restaurants and so on. There was this beautiful clock tower which was from the mid nineteenth century with the Venetian lion

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    Keep on strolling

    by shavy Updated Aug 9, 2014

    You can easily stroll the whole town this is very small and beautiful. You will see the local houses were painted in color. The town is pedestrian, strolling is easy without being disturbed from any motorized vehicles. This is a picturesque town with many Italian influences and same atmosphere. Narrow streets, crooked houses, balconies, beautiful windows, terraces and porches. If you have an eye for it you can get a wealth of different architectural styles

    Furthermore, the town has several samples sculpture and a fountain in the Italian style. The narrow winding streets where authentic clothes lines from house to house are strained. A stroll through this charming and picturesque old town is a feast for lovers of art and history.

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    Shops and more shops

    by shavy Written Aug 8, 2014

    While we wandering around the first thing I've noticed is the local souvenir, most of the shops were in the narrow streets. Even residential home they made a shop outside their home and it probably self made local product. I have seen many of those handbags which are made from fabric, also scarf

    Many sort of souvenir which I did not know what to buy, during my search I haven't found my souvenir. But it was nice seeing along the way their local product and very interesting. Each town has their own particular products

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    Come and see the narrow streets

    by shavy Written Aug 8, 2014

    This town is very touristy expect to see many visitors especially in the summer. Discovers the many influences that Istria has known. We discovers why the interior is sometimes called the "basement of the Romans." With its medieval towns, it becomes clear immediately that central Istria is a lot more authentic. It seems there is Provence or Tuscany of Croatia

    The historic architecture contributes to this: there are many medieval buildings in the narrow streets and narrow alleys. Both these buildings and the houses are often jumbled which gives a special view. The town is also small as well-organized and oozes nostalgia.

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    Memorial for Freedom

    by shavy Written Aug 7, 2014

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    The stone standing outside near the harbor before entering the town. There was a market on Saturday so, it was a busy day. Kids playing around. Is made of a hard concrete with a form of two men. This is the sign to remembering the dead partisans of 2nd World War, it was built on 6 September of 1956

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    Fountain on the Main Square

    by croisbeauty Updated Apr 7, 2014

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    This cute fountain is a main meeting point, always crowded with the youngs since the early evening hours. It is situated on the Main Square of the town (Trg Maršala Tita), next to the town clock tower. The fountain was built in 1959 and represents a boy with the fish. Although relatively new it soon become one of the city emblems of Rovinj.

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    Zavicajni muzej

    by croisbeauty Updated Apr 7, 2014

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    Zavicajni muzej (the Local Museum) has an archaeological and an ethnographic collection, a gallery of paintings made by old and contemporary masters, a library and an archive. The museum is housed in the 17th century Baroque palace which once belonged to Califfi counts. Besides being museum the palace serves also as a largest town gallery for important exhibitions.

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    Town Clock

    by croisbeauty Updated Apr 7, 2014

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    Town Clock is located in the Maršal Tito or the Fontana Square, which is the main square of Rovinj. It once represented the tower of the couth corner of the former ciry walls. The tower was built in the 17th century and extended several times later on. Its lower part used to be the prison for minor offenders. The Town Clock with its Venetian Lion, the symbol of Serenissima, dating back to the mid-19th century.

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    The City Palace

    by croisbeauty Updated Apr 7, 2014

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    The City Palace is the seat of the city mayor and the city asministration. Once it was the Praetorian Palace, originally built in 1308 ut then subsequenrly restaurated. In its ground floor there used to be a prison while on the upper floor there was the City Council Hall, offices and city archive. The front of the palace was restored in 1850 and 1935 when the coats of arms were placed on the facade, representing Venetian and Rovinj families and the city.

    The City Hall coat of arms

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    Grisia

    by croisbeauty Written Apr 6, 2014

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    Grisia is the lifeblood of the town, the main street of the old core, a street with a vast array ot art galleries and a place which no visitor of Rovinj should miss. This winding street of irregular shape in the light nascent rises up to the cathedral. The street is paved with the same white Istrian stone of which was also built many prestigious palaces and churches in Venice. The special atmosphere to that street give thinning stairs, gentle curves and abrupt narrowing.....

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    Basilica of St Euphemia

    by Orchid Written Apr 14, 2013

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    The 3 nave baroque church is built over earlier christian structures, and dates from the 18th Century. The facade is a 19th century addition. The bell tower is reminiscent of the Campanile of San Marco, and with the church, dominates the old part of Rovinj.

    Inside the church one can find the shrine of St Euphemia, allegedly martyred (broken on the wheel, gored by a wild boar etc) for refusal to make sacrifices to Ares in her hometown of Chalcedon. Later, the Roman Catholic Church concocted a miracle (an important one because it 'settled' a doctrinal difference on the supposed divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ) and lo and behold she became a saint (the better to fill the coffers of the church with the donations of the gullible).

    A roman sarcophagus holds relics, and mural depict her martyrdom. As churches go, it is a nice one, but more for the location than particular distinction.

    Facade and bell tower Interior of church Euphemia's shrine and martyrdom mural
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