The peninsula on which the Poreč’s vibrant old city developed and was preserved has been inhabited for thousands of years. Today it is often called a cultural landmark. The historical center, once encircled by walls and towers is today conserved in valuable remains.
By strolling through the city seek out the North Defense Tower along Peškera Bay. Continue southwards towards the Pentagonal Tower at the entrance to Decumanus Street and the Circular Tower with a view of the waterfront.
Houses and Squares
Inside the former city walls, you can visit the cathedral complex of the Euphrasiana, the House of Two Saints and the Romanesque House. You can seek out evidence of life during ancient times near the oldest square, Marafor. Poreč is proud to be home to the largest Roman temple in Istria, the Great Temple, to the north of which are the remains of the Neptune’s Temple.
On your way back, at the intersection of two streets, Decumanus and Cardo, the gothic Zuccato, Manzini and Lion Palaces were built as well as the baroque Sinčić, Polesini, and Vergottini Palaces. Upon leaving the old city make sure to observe the elegant, neo-gothic style of the Municipal Palace.