Rovinj Travel Guide

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    Market in Rovinj.
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Rovinj Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful town, sea, island cruises, friendly people,sunshine 

  • Con
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     Avoid in July & August! 

  • In a nutshell
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     HQ for traveling around Istra 

Rovinj Things to Do

  • Fountain on the Main Square

    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

    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...

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  • Town Clock

    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,...

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  • The City Palace

    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...

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  • Grisia

    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...

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  • Basilica of St Euphemia

    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...

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Rovinj Restaurants

  • a true and refreshing hidden find

    Situated only 3 km from downtown Rovinj, on the road to the Villas Rubin resort, Masèra Restaurant & Bar has a fine selection of local and mediterranean cousine as well as an exclusive selection of the best D.o.C. wines Croatia has to offer. and they have them by the glass as well!!great atmpsphere with relaxing music, sitting on the terrace and...

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  • Arrividerci Roma !

    They do pizzas here (obviously) and the only time I've tasted one as good was in Rome itself. These pizzas come in three sizes: normale, grande and stupendo. Given the size of the 'small' one, I'd hate to attempt the stupendo. The first night we came to Pizza Roma my husband had a steak and it was so good that he all but cried tears of gratitude. I...

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  • THE NAME SAYS IT ALL

    We only had a short time to grab lunch in Rovinj so we chose a cafe called fast food.We ordered two hot dogs, as we only wanted a snack. When the hot dogs came, they were massive. I could only eat half of mine but it was delicious. I would recommend having lunch there, especially if you are very hungry. HOT DOGS

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Rovinj Nightlife

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  • sipping wine and watching people passing...

    I am sure and I know that Rovinj has rich nightlife in clubs and discoteques, offering parties almost every night, but I'll leave it to youngsters to let you know about it. People of my age have different interests for a nightlife tips.There are many small restaurants and caffe-bars inside the old core, even in those very narrow streets. If you...

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  • Hanging around

    The old core of the town is network of short and narrow streets, very typical for most of the coastal towns in the Mediterranean area. Such a structure is protecting against the freezing winter season wind called "bura" but also, against the summer heat which ocasionally could reach over 40 C degrees.In the summer evenings it could be perfect place...

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  • Clubing

    There are many places inside the old core of the town where you can spend a very pleasant evenings. "Havana Club" is situated on the seashore, right opposite to the city marine. It offers great atmosphere, good music and cold drinks. Who could ask for more in the hot summer nights. No dress code, anything according to your preferences.

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Rovinj Transportation

  • Parking is Close By

    Cost to park is $1 an hour, or 5 kuna. I read that next to this place is a free parking area, but guess what-it is not accessible and maybe only buses can get in there. Further out the street the parking is a bit less, but maybe not worth the hassle to walk the extra 1/3 mile. You pay the cashier on the way put while on foot, and get a time stamped...

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  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    Some road distances to Rovinj from:- Trieste (Italy): 105 kms.- Zagreb (Croatia): 251 kms.- Sofia (Bulgaria): 1.025 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 2.084 kms.Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.

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  • Buses to and from Rovinj

    Apart from the initial splurge on a taxi, for the entire week in Rovinj, we used nothing but local transport. The Bus Staion is conveniently situated halfway between the town centre and the Park Hotel so for me it was perfect. From Rovinj there are buses to Pula and Porec very frequently and one or two a day to less frequented destinations like...

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Rovinj Shopping

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  • Excellent open market.

    Right outside the old part of town you have a big open market that is a combination of fruit and vegetable market and a market that sells more touristy stuff like jewellery.It´s a good place if you want to stuck up on some fresh fruit for lunch.Prices are resonable and the market is very colorful and right in the center of town.

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  • The market 3

    In the afternoon, only the merchants installed under the covered market, mostly retailers, are still working. Those that were outside, in the open, mostly producers, are selling their own products only in the morning. Any fruits.

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  • The market 2

    Besides the greengrocers, there are also shops that sell various kind of liquors and spirits flavored with "secret" mixtures of wild aromatic plants, different kind of olive oil, ewe cheese, smoked or not. There are also shops that sell dried plants and flower for herbal tea, supposed to cure various illnesses. Garlic and liquors

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Rovinj Local Customs

  • Galleries

    Rovinj is a city of artists and there live quite a large colony of painters, some of them expose their works in the own galleries all around the city. This fact however, does not mean in itself that at these galleries can be seen particularly valuable works of art. No need to be a special connoisseur of painting to realize that most of exposed...

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  • Dining out

    Common expression "dining out" has its figurative meaning, but not in this city, because in Rovinj you will actually eat outside on the street. Most of the restaurants in the old city core, when it comes to interior, is tiny with barely one or two tables and a kitchen. Many of these restaurants are closed during the winter or maintaining only so...

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  • Fishermen Still Work for a Living

    There are small boats at St. Catherine harbor and other areas. Fishermen go out daily, like always for many centuries, and tend to not pay attention to all those tourists.

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Rovinj Warnings and Dangers

  • Angry seagull

    I have never seen anything like that, a greatly angered large gull which was vented his anger on the empty container for food. Someone leaves food for the gulls in the courtyard in front of the cathedral, and they obviously have acquired the habit of going there to find food. This large gull apparently was late because the food container was...

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  • Which way to go?

    Sometimes when strolling around the old core of the town you may get feeling of being on the same place already before. All this short and narrow streets might look alike familiar to you. Don't panic, everywhere you go it is easy to find the way out. Just follow your instincts and once you get to the seashore you're safe.

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  • Church St. Euphemia Bell Tower-Danger

    If you are not fit, and/or afraid of heights, this may not be for you. IN addition to that the stairs look like they still are the original from 1651; really. And they are very narrow, so size matters/ Take a look and decide for yourself.

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Rovinj What to Pack

  • I thought I'd go to Istria in summer

    I thought I'd go to Istria in summer but I chose August instead. A bit of rain never hurt anyone but you need to be prepared. Umbrella, Coat and jumper needed. All absolutely vital.

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  • Packing List

    One of the most scenic spots in Rovinj is the market. Don't miss it! Buy some of the local licors, they are really delicious!

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Rovinj Off The Beaten Path

  • Charming Details

    Houses inside the old core of the town, penned side by side, hide many charming details. When strolling around one has to be very curious and peek into into every corner. Lack of space at the penninsula called for creativity in finding solutions that at the end created so many enchanting details.

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  • Street scenes

    Street scenes in Rovinj. As in most other Istrian cities that we visited we managed to find some time to enjoy a quiet stroll through town.

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  • Exploring the Old town streets

    The street which leads from the Main Town Square up to the Cathedral.Coincedencely the very same picture have made VT member MATIM.

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Rovinj Sports & Outdoors

  • Loads of sporting activities here.

    This is the Punta Corrente Forest Park which the Park Hotel backs right up against. It's a great combination of woodland trails following the curve of the rugged coast. A dedicated Eco cycling trail is in place here and the map and details are clearly displayed ( Photo 1). Apart from the hilly part of the Old Town, Rovinj's long, long harbour and...

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  • BIKE TRACK

    This is a map of bike track around the city, usally very usefull, with few important point that is good to know. any bicycle:)

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  • The parish church of St. Eufemia

    The baroque parish church of St. Euphemia was finished in 1736 after a plan made by the architect Giovanni Dozzi. The sarcophagus of St. Euphemia, which according to legend floated from the distant shores of the Bosphorus in the 8th century, is located in the church.

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  • Bell-Tower of St. Euphemia

    The bell-tower of St. Euphemia's Church, the city's patron saint, is 59 m high and resembles the campanile of San Marco's basilica in Venice. A statue of St. Euphemia, several meters high, is placed on the top of the bell-tower, set there in 1758 and restored in 1996.

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  • Information Center

    This is located right off Trg Marsala Tita, and on Obala Pina Bucina-or the street along the harbor edge. They were helpful for directions of things and had many maps in many languages. It is in the midst of restaurants there

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