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Old Town, Rovinj

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Must see · Neighborhood · Historic Walking Area
Walk the main street of Old Town and browse the many independent shops and art galleries. The area is the keeper of Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine, and Venetian heritage. Enter the narrow, cobbled alleyways, and step into the small squares full of medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings and terraces. Small churches, monuments, old doors, and arches are tucked behind every corner. You may hear residents still speaking Istriot, a Romance language once widely used in this area. Head to the northern side of town to see the remains of the protective walls. Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. Plan to visit Old Town and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rovinj attractions using our Rovinj road trip planning tool.
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  • Fantastic place to get flavor of Istria. This little Venice gives you beautiful surroundings, shops hidden in a maze of small streets and various of tasty food in many restaurants nearby.  more »
  • Beautiful Rovinj, packed to the gills during the Summer, but if you're lucky to be there off-season you may get it almost to yourselves! Currently, not as busy as usual for obvious reasons. Stroll...  more »
  • Wonderful little old town with beautiful narrow streets. Interesting and exceptional things to do and see are at every step and every corner. Make sure to check out the church at the top and enjoy the scenic view!
  • Beautyfull old town of Rovinj, must visit.
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