Svetvincenat Travel Guide

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Svetvincenat Things to Do

  • The watern cisterns

    Right behind the church of St. Anthony the Abbot there is another smaller cistern, and at the same time a kind of meeting point where locals gathered together before and after the church service.There are water cisterns in few other places, practically all over the place.

  • The Church of St.Vincent

    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...

  • The public water cistern

    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.

  • The church of St. Anthony the Abbot

    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...

  • The Castle

    The burg was shaped as a quadrangle. The masters with his family resides in one of corners, and high and firm towers fortified the other three corners.Nowadays it serve for the cultural events, summer concerts and exibitions.

  • The Castle

    The bishops of Porec handed half of the local "Kastel" to the noble family Marosini in the 14th century, and it then got in the hands of the Grimani family because of marital arrangements.


Svetvincenat Local Customs

  • The stone made house

    This is very typical and characteristic stone made house from the hinterland of the Istrian peninsula. It is one-storey building with side stairs and arched entrance. In the ground floor it has wine cellar and dining room for the summer season.

  • The house styling

    See the very strong influence of near Venezia, the balcony and the windows made in the typical so-called Venetian style.

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  • The church of St. Catherine

    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...

  • Kažun

    Kažun is the most authentic emblem of Istria Region. Its construction deserve great skill because it is made by stone only. Just a few of Kažun's have left in whole Istria, this one is located about 5 km from Sanvincenat in the direction of north.

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    The Castle of Svetvincenat

    by croisbeauty Updated Aug 25, 2012

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    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.

    Grimani Castle
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