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Guidebook for Pavićini

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Guidebook for Pavićini

Parks & Nature
190
locals recommend
Kamenjak
190
locals recommend
33
locals recommend
Jama - Grotta Baredine
33
locals recommend
153
locals recommend
Brijuni National Park
153
locals recommend
63
locals recommend
Park prirode Učka
63
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Beautiful park with autochtonous aromatic herb plantations: lavender, rosemary, immortelle, sage, calendula, chamomile, mint and pyrethrum. The garden rockery represents a natural habitat for Iris Croatica. Olive grows with traditional native sorts such as busa, rossignola and bjelica. Vineyard with varieties such as Malvasia and Teran. Eco-garden where they grow our own fruit and vegetables. Istrian meadows and their natural plants habitat: many species of the Istrian orchid (Istrian Serapias), butterflies, mushrooms...and forests with their own characteristics and peculiarities such as the white, gray and black hornbeam, medicinal wild plants and berries. A total of 4000 metres of stone walls (drywall), retaining walls and further 4500 metres of walking trails and paths intertwine harmoniously with the Istrian landscape, therefore, they reinforce its monumentality. The main entrance (Portun) ,with its 200 metre long avenue of pyramidal cypresses, is undoubtedly a unique experience. A gigantic fig tree grows miraculously from the centre of a 7 metre deep cave . The tree is estimated to be 120 years old and it is surrounded by a stone amphiteatre which represents an outdoor classroom. The Karst Cave, with its depth of 9 metres, is an ideal place for an original wine and olive oil tasting room, due to its geologic features, minerals, findings, a constant temperature of 12 degrees Celsius throughout the year and finally its polarized light obtained by calcite crystals.
8
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Histria Aromatica d.o.o.
8
locals recommend
Beautiful park with autochtonous aromatic herb plantations: lavender, rosemary, immortelle, sage, calendula, chamomile, mint and pyrethrum. The garden rockery represents a natural habitat for Iris Croatica. Olive grows with traditional native sorts such as busa, rossignola and bjelica. Vineyard with varieties such as Malvasia and Teran. Eco-garden where they grow our own fruit and vegetables. Istrian meadows and their natural plants habitat: many species of the Istrian orchid (Istrian Serapias), butterflies, mushrooms...and forests with their own characteristics and peculiarities such as the white, gray and black hornbeam, medicinal wild plants and berries. A total of 4000 metres of stone walls (drywall), retaining walls and further 4500 metres of walking trails and paths intertwine harmoniously with the Istrian landscape, therefore, they reinforce its monumentality. The main entrance (Portun) ,with its 200 metre long avenue of pyramidal cypresses, is undoubtedly a unique experience. A gigantic fig tree grows miraculously from the centre of a 7 metre deep cave . The tree is estimated to be 120 years old and it is surrounded by a stone amphiteatre which represents an outdoor classroom. The Karst Cave, with its depth of 9 metres, is an ideal place for an original wine and olive oil tasting room, due to its geologic features, minerals, findings, a constant temperature of 12 degrees Celsius throughout the year and finally its polarized light obtained by calcite crystals.
Sightseeing
132
locals recommend
Pula
132
locals recommend
146
locals recommend
Rovinj
146
locals recommend
72
locals recommend
Poreč
72
locals recommend
21
locals recommend
Umag
21
locals recommend
79
locals recommend
Grožnjan
79
locals recommend
112
locals recommend
Motovun
112
locals recommend
Aleja glagoljaša
Roč
Aleja glagoljaša
56
locals recommend
Hum
56
locals recommend
30
locals recommend
Labin
30
locals recommend
9
locals recommend
Višnjan
9
locals recommend
6
locals recommend
Žminj
6
locals recommend
20
locals recommend
Vodnjan
20
locals recommend
Mutvoran
31
locals recommend
Rabac
31
locals recommend
Kršanski Castle or the old city Kršan
9
locals recommend
Pazin
9
locals recommend
Boljun
Drinks & Nightlife
The Safari bar near Kamenjak’s southern tip is a beach cabin made from rushes, driftwood and sticks of bamboo. You will feel like you are in lost paradise. With a good choice of sandwiches and cocktails, it’s a great place for afternoon lounging or early evening partying – all visitors to the nature reserve are required to leave by 10pm.
28
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Safari Bar
28
locals recommend
The Safari bar near Kamenjak’s southern tip is a beach cabin made from rushes, driftwood and sticks of bamboo. You will feel like you are in lost paradise. With a good choice of sandwiches and cocktails, it’s a great place for afternoon lounging or early evening partying – all visitors to the nature reserve are required to leave by 10pm.
Few years ago Aruba was the central spot of partying in the city of Pula. Today, Aruba is a stylish bar & open club with a beautifull terrace which is during the summer period converted in a relaxing caffe bar. During weekends the place is crowded and offers Dj partying and live concerts of local musicians and bends.
Aruba
1 Šijanska cesta
Few years ago Aruba was the central spot of partying in the city of Pula. Today, Aruba is a stylish bar & open club with a beautifull terrace which is during the summer period converted in a relaxing caffe bar. During weekends the place is crowded and offers Dj partying and live concerts of local musicians and bends.
Zeppelin is a beach & lounge bar located in Saccorgiana cove in Pula – Verudela. The bar is situated just a few meters from the sea and its ideal for chilling while looking on the seashore. The venue performs electronic music only like house, disco, dubstep, chillout. Periodically there are being held house parties with lots of people, usually on weekends.
36
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Zeppelin - Beach & lounge bar
36
locals recommend
Zeppelin is a beach & lounge bar located in Saccorgiana cove in Pula – Verudela. The bar is situated just a few meters from the sea and its ideal for chilling while looking on the seashore. The venue performs electronic music only like house, disco, dubstep, chillout. Periodically there are being held house parties with lots of people, usually on weekends.
44
locals recommend
Pietas Julia
44
locals recommend
Food Scene
One of the best istrian "konoba" run by friendly young couple. Place has a authentic style, food is domestic with touch of originality. Portions are bigger than standard. Beefstake is for special recomendation and also cheescake for completion.Lovely ambiance, good service, delicious food.Local,fresh and delicious!
Konoba Medeja
24 Šijanska cesta
One of the best istrian "konoba" run by friendly young couple. Place has a authentic style, food is domestic with touch of originality. Portions are bigger than standard. Beefstake is for special recomendation and also cheescake for completion.Lovely ambiance, good service, delicious food.Local,fresh and delicious!
They use their own home made cheese in their dishes which is very tasty and delivered in a huge portion. Rural location, plenty of parking. Cheese shop attached. Vesna is famous and well known in Pula and Istria for their good selection of homemade cheese. Pizzeria is a nice family place where you can eat solid pizza.There is also plenty of toys for kids. Lot of space outside for them to play.
Sirana i Pizzeria Vesna Loborika
They use their own home made cheese in their dishes which is very tasty and delivered in a huge portion. Rural location, plenty of parking. Cheese shop attached. Vesna is famous and well known in Pula and Istria for their good selection of homemade cheese. Pizzeria is a nice family place where you can eat solid pizza.There is also plenty of toys for kids. Lot of space outside for them to play.
The ambience of Boccaporta is unique, with a welcoming atmosphere, open fire, and friendly service.They provide a great local cuisine experience with a variety of local fish and seafood meals.
34
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Konoba Boccaporta
18 Dolinka
34
locals recommend
The ambience of Boccaporta is unique, with a welcoming atmosphere, open fire, and friendly service.They provide a great local cuisine experience with a variety of local fish and seafood meals.
Beautiful place with breath taking view and friendly stuff. My advice is to try the sea food and pasta with truffels as well.
23
locals recommend
Ribarska Koliba Resort
16 Verudela
23
locals recommend
Beautiful place with breath taking view and friendly stuff. My advice is to try the sea food and pasta with truffels as well.
Here you can try both regional specialties and standard dishes prepared with locally grown vegetables, meat and fresh fish. They serve ingredients of natural orgin,partly of their own production and partly from local family farms. The restaurant offers all kinds of traditional Istrian specialties,prosciutto ham,cheese,hand made pasta,home grown lamb,kid,Istrian beef-boskarin,truffle sauce,wild mushrooms,salad with pickled asparagus or mushrooms made by the hosts,homemade jams made with wild strawberries,plums,quinces or kiwis from our garden,where kiwi plants provide amazing shade on the restaurant teracce in the summer months. Try a glass of homemade Istrian wine , white Malvazija,red Teran,or sweet or dry rose and Muscat,and the inevitable homemade brandy in various flavours.
AGROTURIZAM Istra Partner Bratulici
17 Bratulići
Here you can try both regional specialties and standard dishes prepared with locally grown vegetables, meat and fresh fish. They serve ingredients of natural orgin,partly of their own production and partly from local family farms. The restaurant offers all kinds of traditional Istrian specialties,prosciutto ham,cheese,hand made pasta,home grown lamb,kid,Istrian beef-boskarin,truffle sauce,wild mushrooms,salad with pickled asparagus or mushrooms made by the hosts,homemade jams made with wild strawberries,plums,quinces or kiwis from our garden,where kiwi plants provide amazing shade on the restaurant teracce in the summer months. Try a glass of homemade Istrian wine , white Malvazija,red Teran,or sweet or dry rose and Muscat,and the inevitable homemade brandy in various flavours.
Entertainment & Activities
Ranch Barba Tone organizes unique trekking tours in the nature. With help of expert guides and trained horses (British half-bred and Anglo-Arabians) you will be able to satisfy your need for physical exercise and adventure as well. The trekking-in-nature programme includes a lunch in a unique environment with Istrian specialties and wine tasting that the ranch Barba Tone organizes for its precious guests. Come to visit us and spend an unforgettable weekend enjoying riding and gastronomic specialties! They offer several riding programs: for groups or individuals, for one ore more days, including an unforgettable adventure. Experience having fun in good company, harvesting grapes or olives, picking asparagus, mushrooms and herbs, adventure, night-ride until dawn, archery, a unique trekking including sleeping in a typical Istrian stone hut called kažun or an Indian village near the sea and a spring of drinkable water entering unexplored caves on horses, tasting of wine, cheese, smoked ham and other local gastronomic delicacies.
6
locals recommend
Ranch "Barba Tone"
57 Manjadvorci
6
locals recommend
Ranch Barba Tone organizes unique trekking tours in the nature. With help of expert guides and trained horses (British half-bred and Anglo-Arabians) you will be able to satisfy your need for physical exercise and adventure as well. The trekking-in-nature programme includes a lunch in a unique environment with Istrian specialties and wine tasting that the ranch Barba Tone organizes for its precious guests. Come to visit us and spend an unforgettable weekend enjoying riding and gastronomic specialties! They offer several riding programs: for groups or individuals, for one ore more days, including an unforgettable adventure. Experience having fun in good company, harvesting grapes or olives, picking asparagus, mushrooms and herbs, adventure, night-ride until dawn, archery, a unique trekking including sleeping in a typical Istrian stone hut called kažun or an Indian village near the sea and a spring of drinkable water entering unexplored caves on horses, tasting of wine, cheese, smoked ham and other local gastronomic delicacies.
Funtana
Island Hotel Istra
22
locals recommend
Bale
22
locals recommend
10
locals recommend
Barban
10
locals recommend
In Aquarium Pula, the richness of the Adriatic Sea is combined in a unique way with centuries long military history of Pula. The aquarium is settled in the 130 year old fortress Verudela, part of the once mighty Austro-Hungarian defence compound Fortress Pula. Today, the fortress is inhabited by 100 species of north and south Adriatic fish, 50 species from tropical seas and fresh waters, as well as fish from Croatian rivers and lakes. Meet sea turtles recovering in the Marine turtle rescue Centre, along with albino Gourami, Horseshoe crab (a living fossil), coral reef sharks, big rays and groupers, scary muraenas, timid mullets and all the other animals that have found their home in rooms, hallways and tunnels once used by soldiers.
63
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Aquarium Pula
63
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In Aquarium Pula, the richness of the Adriatic Sea is combined in a unique way with centuries long military history of Pula. The aquarium is settled in the 130 year old fortress Verudela, part of the once mighty Austro-Hungarian defence compound Fortress Pula. Today, the fortress is inhabited by 100 species of north and south Adriatic fish, 50 species from tropical seas and fresh waters, as well as fish from Croatian rivers and lakes. Meet sea turtles recovering in the Marine turtle rescue Centre, along with albino Gourami, Horseshoe crab (a living fossil), coral reef sharks, big rays and groupers, scary muraenas, timid mullets and all the other animals that have found their home in rooms, hallways and tunnels once used by soldiers.
Windsurfcentar Premantura
Getting Around
Sixt
210 Valtursko polje
ORYX Rent a car Pula ZL
19
locals recommend
Pula Airport
210 Valtursko polje
19
locals recommend
Arts & Culture
Concerts in Arena Pula SUMMER 2017: 02.07.2017. 2 cellos 26.07.2017. STIGN 30.08.2017. Grace Jones The Pula Arena is the name of the amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. It was constructed in 27 BC – 68 AD[1] and is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World.[1] A rare example among the 200 Roman surviving amphitheatres, it is also the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia.
225
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Pula Arena
225
locals recommend
Concerts in Arena Pula SUMMER 2017: 02.07.2017. 2 cellos 26.07.2017. STIGN 30.08.2017. Grace Jones The Pula Arena is the name of the amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. It was constructed in 27 BC – 68 AD[1] and is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World.[1] A rare example among the 200 Roman surviving amphitheatres, it is also the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia.
East of Giardini is the Roman monument – the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi , one of the points of interest on a sightseeing tour of the city and the reason why there are so many people at Giardini. The “ Golden Gate” was erected between the years 29 and 27 BC by the Sergi family , in honor of three members of the family who held important positions in Pula at that time .
68
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Arch of the Sergii
2 Flanatička ul.
68
locals recommend
East of Giardini is the Roman monument – the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi , one of the points of interest on a sightseeing tour of the city and the reason why there are so many people at Giardini. The “ Golden Gate” was erected between the years 29 and 27 BC by the Sergi family , in honor of three members of the family who held important positions in Pula at that time .
The Temple of Augustus was built in the 2nd century BC and was dedicated to Emperor Augustus and the goddess Roma. It’s been used for many different purposes throughout its long history – a temple, a church, and even a granary. During WWII, it was hit by a bomb that almost completely destroyed it, along with the other two buildings that were part of the complex, but it has been mostly restored to what it was like 2,000 years ago. One of the other structures, The Temple of Diana, is represented on by its back wall. You can take a quick tour of the interior for less than $2 (it’s a small space). The building currently houses some Roman stone and bronze sculptures.
58
locals recommend
Temple of Augustus
b.b. Forum
58
locals recommend
The Temple of Augustus was built in the 2nd century BC and was dedicated to Emperor Augustus and the goddess Roma. It’s been used for many different purposes throughout its long history – a temple, a church, and even a granary. During WWII, it was hit by a bomb that almost completely destroyed it, along with the other two buildings that were part of the complex, but it has been mostly restored to what it was like 2,000 years ago. One of the other structures, The Temple of Diana, is represented on by its back wall. You can take a quick tour of the interior for less than $2 (it’s a small space). The building currently houses some Roman stone and bronze sculptures.
Not far from the Arena is one of the old city gates that was built in the 2nd century AD. It’s called the Twin Gate because there are actually two gates side by side. Rumor has it that the double gates were necessary to allow more townspeople into the city during gladiator fights and other major town events. The gates are very well preserved and open up to a central part of the old town where people still hang out. In fact, it can get pretty crowded during the day when tourists are enjoying the surrounding shops.
Twin Gates
Not far from the Arena is one of the old city gates that was built in the 2nd century AD. It’s called the Twin Gate because there are actually two gates side by side. Rumor has it that the double gates were necessary to allow more townspeople into the city during gladiator fights and other major town events. The gates are very well preserved and open up to a central part of the old town where people still hang out. In fact, it can get pretty crowded during the day when tourists are enjoying the surrounding shops.
Don’t expect to find an ornate interior at this church. It’s not like the intricate catholic cathedrals you find in Italy. Built by the Christians during their persecution, the church is quite minimalistic in design, but the architecture is impressive, nonetheless, and it’s worth a walk-by to check it out.
12
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Pula Cathedral
12
locals recommend
Don’t expect to find an ornate interior at this church. It’s not like the intricate catholic cathedrals you find in Italy. Built by the Christians during their persecution, the church is quite minimalistic in design, but the architecture is impressive, nonetheless, and it’s worth a walk-by to check it out.