One of the most valuable things of Istrian cultural heritage is a specific folk song singing style, so-called “singing at thin and thick”. As such, the two part narrow intervals of Istrian and Croatian coast are included in the UNESCO representative list of intangible cultural heritage, which has become one of the 13 intangible Croatian assets protected by this organisation. In order to preserve the traditional Istrian folk singing, people can visit the manifestation “Sing the Traditional Istrian songs” in September in Barat, where this specific and unique type of folk singing is heard.
The authentic Istria has been created from generation to generation, with family gatherings around a fire place. To experience this, one should come and see the Kantadurs of Barat, where singing verses were taught by grandparents underneath the open sky, at the bottom of the Saint Peter in Chains church.