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Things to do in Rovinj

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The forest park Punta Corrente (Golden Cape) is one of the most important natural attractions of Rovinj. At the end of the nineteenth century Georg Hütterott bought four Rovinj islands (St. Andrew, Maskin, Sturag and San Giovanni) and began cleaning up an area of about 90 hectares on the Golden Cape to build a spa. His premature death interrupted the realization of this ambitious project, but his vision remained and contributed to the development of tourism in this area. The uniqueness of Punta Corrente has been recognized in 1961 and declared a nature park. Golden Cape is ideal for various sporting activities such as running, cycling, gymnastics. The old quarry has been transformed into a paradise for lovers of free climbing. The park is perfect for a leisurely stroll. The whole area is closed to traffic from motor vehicles. The beaches of Punta Corrente are worth a visit. As in the rest of the coast, there are rocky capes and pebble bays suitable for children. In several places along the coast there are beach bars where you can refresh. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Church of St. Euphemia, often known as the Basilica of St. Euphemia (although it is not formally a basilica minor), is a Baroque church located in the heart of the historic part of Rovinj, Croatia, dominating the town. The relics of Saint Euphemia are preserved in a Roman sarcophagus from the sixth century (but adapted in the 15th century). The church contains several treasures and works of art: Gothic statues from the 15th century, paintings from the 16th and the 17th centuries: Last Supper and Christ in the Gethsemane. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Museum
“The Batana Eco-museum through its varied research programmes based on knowledge, respect for cultural heritage and dialogue, inclusion, innovation, its interdisciplinary approach and use of multimedia evaluates, protects, interprets, recreates, presents and communicates tangible and intangible maritime heritage and actively reinforces the cultural identity and uniqueness of Rovinj as a pleasant place to live for all of its residents and as an unique destination for all of its visitors.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ Beautiful nature. Shellfish farm, and you can also taste them in a restaurant located in the Lim Channel.”
  • 23 locals recommend
River
“It is a nature reserve, restaurants, fish restaurants, boat trips, nature, hiking...”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“It’s my favorite coctail bar in Rovinj. You can take a brake from sihtseeing, enjoy your coffee, glass of wine or a coctail, sitting on the rocks by the sea. For your most beautiful sunsets. Unforgetable. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“"Red Island " or Saint Andrea island reachable by a 20min boat ride. Ferries go every 25min throughout the day. Beautiful breach and hotel. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The most romantic place in Rovinj! Set on the clifs just near the water. Great fish and exellent wine list!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Supermarket where you can buy groceries, bread and all you need. It's just across the street from the appartment.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“Michelin star restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation in advance. Pricey ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“An old-fashioned cantina on the waterfront, Kantinon has much the same interior as it did when fishermen drank here and lamented long days of work. There’s a giant wine barrel in the centre and ox yokes on the walls. The staff have an old-school, get-it-yourself charm. Give in to it and order from the barrel-shaped menus: grilled shrimp and sea bass are among the choices.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Local restaurant,serving absolutely phenomenal food prepared with love. Family owned,well known and open for a long time”
  • 21 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“ You can make a sightseeing trip by boat, we have a recommendation for a boat. It starts from Porec and includes a visit Vrsar and the Lim Channel.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Our favorite pizza in town. Located in the arty street of Grizia in the historical old town. Lonely Planet rated this pizzeria as one of the best in the world. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Professional and kind staff, great food, local dishes (truffles, home made pasta, fish), easy accesible, parking place”
  • 20 locals recommend
Church
“Our historic church is a must see not only for the historical part but also for the view. When you climb up you’ll have the best view overlooking the city, sea and our islands. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“The most romantic place in Rovinj! Set on the clifs just near the water. Great fish and exellent wine list!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Michelin star restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation in advance. Pricey ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Local restaurant,serving absolutely phenomenal food prepared with love. Family owned,well known and open for a long time”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“An old-fashioned cantina on the waterfront, Kantinon has much the same interior as it did when fishermen drank here and lamented long days of work. There’s a giant wine barrel in the centre and ox yokes on the walls. The staff have an old-school, get-it-yourself charm. Give in to it and order from the barrel-shaped menus: grilled shrimp and sea bass are among the choices.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Our favorite pizza in town. Located in the arty street of Grizia in the historical old town. Lonely Planet rated this pizzeria as one of the best in the world. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“Professional and kind staff, great food, local dishes (truffles, home made pasta, fish), easy accesible, parking place”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“A little further from Cozy Koza. Maslina is in the new neighborhood, but its charming terrace is ideal for a pleasant al fresco meal. Here, flavors are mainly Italian with delicious pizzas, but menu is rather diversified. Be aware that service could sometimes be slow. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Snack Place
“Small restaurant at the promenade with the best view to the harbour and old citty! They offer the best of fish, pasta and meat. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

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