There excist three names for the same locality - Svetivinčenat, Savicenta and Sanvincenti. It was St. Vincent, a Hispanic martyr of the same name, after whom this small town was named. The story of Savičenta, which is the most comon name in use by the locals, began long time ago on the site of today graveyard, when Benedictines, at first...more
Svetvincenat is small settlement but it has an large square, with the stone carved public water cistern and well situated in the central part of the Placa. The cistern was built in 1808 possible by the contributions of all citizens.It used to serve as a main water supplay for the locals.more
The stone church of St. Anthony the Abbot, from the 14th century, of an irregular ground-plan with bell gable is a work of the local Ghotic architecture, with a wooden statue of the saint made by the local master. It is situated right next to the city loggia.There are many similiar churches all over Istrian peninsula, built mainly by the...more
In the outskirts of the place there is a church of St. Catherine built in the 14th century, constructed in a very typical and recognizable Istrian Romanesque style. It is the one-nave church with characteristic portico and a small bellfry on the rooftop. The portico serve to protect people in case of bad weather conditions but in past it also...more
Favorite thing: The huge and well preserved medieval castle of Svetvincenat is situated right in the center of this little town and dominates whole the place. It had important role during the times of Venetian Republic rule over Istrian peninsula.