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  • Medieval Nights at the Castle

    28.06.2017 - 06.09.2017

    Svetvinčenat, Kaštel Morosini-Grimani

    Kaštel Morosini-Grimani

    Historical Association Kaštel from Svetvinčenat organizes the play "Medieval nights in the castle" which will be held during the summer season.

    The shows are performed in the Morosini-Grimani Castle and last approximately 60 minutes. The program includes a knights' tournament, the burning of witches, an interesting catapult firing competition and a fire show - where knights fight with flaming torches at night.

    After the show, visitors will be able to visit the castle where the square tower particularly stands out and from which a beautiful view over the town and over the exhibition of replicas of medieval weapons in the Grimanijev tron Gallery can be seen. There will also be stands of local exhibitors with a variety of products. Visitors can perpetuate their arrival at the photo checkpoint or even try their hand at archery.

    Ticket price for adults is 80 kn and for children from 5-12 years of age is 50 kn, while children under 5 years old have free admission to the play.
    Come to the show and experience a return to the Middle Ages in one night.

    Dates od the show:
    28.06., 05.07., 12.07., 17.07., 26.07., 31.07. at 20:30
    09.08., 16.08., 23.08., 30.08. at 20:00
    06.09. at 19:30

    » Medieval Nights at the Castle
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    Info:

    Povijesna udruga Kaštel
    +385 (0)92 285 7610,+385 98 644 685
    udrugakastel2013@gmail.com

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  • Summer workshops

    04.07.2017 - 31.08.2017

    Pazin, Etnografski muzej Istre

    Workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays

    10:00 - 12:00 h

    Etnografski muzej Istre

    Workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays

    My new - old doll: Toys workshop
    Mostly because of poverty, children made their own toys with the materials available to them (old rags, broken cooking utensils, sticks...). The girls made rag dolls, boys made rag balls, pipes out of sticks and so on... During the workshops the children will be able to make a rag doll, a whirligig and other toys.

    Pottery in Rakalj: Workshop of making clay pots
    The knowledge about making pots was passed from generatin to generation, and in Rakalj, as one of the most important pottery centers in Istria, pots were produced from the 60s of the 20th century. Participants will have the opportunity to make pots according to the principle as they were made in Rakalj. After making the pots, participants can take them with them, and when pots are dry can be painted.

    Kažun: Workshop of making kažun
    This workshop helps us to get to know better Istrian cultural landscape and traditional architecture. The participants will learn about about the function, shape and tradition of the little houses called kažuni. The workshop is made with a mosaic technique. According to the template, participants glue thicker pieces of self-sticking cardboard which look like stone bricks. After that, it could be docored with drawing technique.

    Price: 10 kn per person

    Info:

    Etnografski muzej Istre
    +385 052 622 220

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  • Žminjska štuorija srijedom - Stories of Žminj on Wednesdays

    05.07.2017 - 20.09.2017

    Žminj


    Every Wednesday you can enjoy in the Stories of Žminj - Žminjska štuorija

    Program:
    Žminj Tour
    Free guided sighteseeing of Žminj
    Departure: 10:00 o'clock in front of the Muncipality of Žminj Tourist Board
    Sightseeing tour duration: 1 hour
    Visit to churches: 5,00 HRK  

    Small Žminj fair
    Traditional products, souvenirs of Istria and handmade products fair
    09:00 - 14:00 o' clock

    Latus Open day
    Gornji Orbanići 12/D Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 - 16:00 o' clock
    Each hour there is organized tasting (starter: joghurt, 5 types of cheese, Istrian malvasia, dessert: cow curd)  
    Price per person: 75,00 HRK

    Info:

    TZ Žminj
    Čakavska kuća bb T. +385 (0)52 846 792
    info@istria-zminj.com

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  • Motovun Film Festival

    25.07.2017 - 29.07.2017

    Motovun-Montona

    20th film and small independent productions festival


    20th film and small independent productions festival

    Perched on top a steep hill overlooking river Mirna, this quaint Istrian town tickles the imagination and spreads good vibrations. Legend has it that it was home to giants in the ancient past, while some believe that dragon lines, courses of the Earth's positive energy, cross in Motovun.

    In late July, its magic obtains yet another dimension: since 1999, it has been the host of a film festival, which has gained European, and even world, fame.
    The festival's five days and nights teem with film screenings and events. Films are shown in the open-air cinema Trg in the main square, in Bauer, a 'real' cinema theatre also in the main square, in the Barbacan cinema theatre at the bottom of the town walls, and in the small theatre next to the bell tower.
    The festival's organisers have seen to it that there will be clear skies!

    Info:

    MFF

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  • Legendfest

    28.07.2017 - 30.07.2017

    Pićan

    Festival of Istrian folk tales, legends and myths


    Festival of Istrian folk tales, legends and myths

    For the 11th year running in Pićan, the Legendfest is being held. It is a time when Pićan's old town is ruled by wizards and warlocks, fairies and elfs, dragons and witches.

    During the festival - in numerous locations, hidden small streets, parks, close to small churches and walls - shows, workshops and performances are held daily in which all visitors, children and adults can participate. 
    So make sure to be in Pićan at dusk for hot July nights and you will be refreshed by a breeze from the past, and legends to stir up your imagination.

    Free enty

    Info:

    Val kulture
    Zagreb T. +385 (0)1 2320538, GSM. (0)91 5794791
    valkulture@hi.t-com.hr

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  • Harmonike u polju

    30.07.2017

    Zabrežani (Pazin)

    Accordion players’ meeting


    Accordion players’ meeting

    The small town Zabrežani situated on the old road Pazin-Žminj hosts the meeting of Istrian accordion players. This is a chance for accordion players to demonstrate not only their skill of playing this instrument, but entertainment as well. This is a perfect festival for all those who love old customs and traditional festivities.

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  • Evening of Croatian harmony singing groups

    04.08.2017

    Trviž (Pazin), Trg (Square)

    Music event

    Trg (Square)

    Music event

    The meeting and competition of the best male and female harmony-singing groups of Istria and Primorje is a supreme musical delicacy - the magical sound of voices without instrumental accompaniment set in a stone scenography of a medieval town surely leaves no one indifferent.

    Info:

    HKMD Seljačka Sloga

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  • Medieval Festival

    04.08.2017 - 06.08.2017

    Svetvinčenat

    Revival of the legend


    Revival of the legend

    The medieval Morosini-Grimani castle, the renaissance square, the loggia and the overall contours of Svetvičenat are a perfect setting for an event reviving the medieval atmosphere. During three festival days, some hundred costumed participants – noblemen, knights, archers, horsemen and medieval ladies will vividly present the daily routine of this historic period. A knight camp, knightly duels, notorious clerical inquisition, night sieges with catapults and fireballs are just a small part of what you will see in Svetvičenat.

    During the festival, visitors will be able to visit a medieval fair, learn about old crafts and skills, taste traditional dishes, but also try using a bow and arrow, crossbow and many other traditional games. When the door to the knight camps open, look around and learn about medieval equipment and real knights’ weapons.

    Info:

    TZ Svetvinčenat
    Svetvinčenat 20 T.: +385 (0)52 560 349
    info@istria-svetvincenat.com

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  • RIM 2017

    05.08.2017

    Pazin, Trg slobode

    Folk festival with sports and entartainment

    Trg slobode

    Folk festival with sports and entartainment

    Info:

    Grad Pazin
    T. + 385 52 624 111

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Tourist Board is not responsable for any decision of the organizers to change the terms, participants, programmes and prices or to cancel performances

Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016 and 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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