Rakalj, Travel Guide for holidays in Rakalj, Istria
Rakalj - Points of interests
First mentioned in 1190, Rakalj was once known for its traditional Istrian pottery, a tradition now revived for tourism purposes. It was popular for its experienced sailors and fishermen. Rakalj attracts visitors for its cultural and historical sights such as the Baroque parish church built in the 18th century, the Rakalj castle ruins as well as the ethnographic collection placed in the native home of scholar and writer Mijo Mirkovic (Mate Balota). Stari Rakalj (Old Rakalj), is located nearer to the sea on a small hill along the Raška bay. Next to the ruins of the Old Rakalj is the church of St. Agnes from the year 1495. The location and its surroundings is rich in flora and fauna, and as such is appropriate for rural tourism, hunting and hiking. Rakalj offers beautiful a countryside, the sea, the sun and the quiet away from the crowded seaside resorts. Many untouched beaches (located 3 km away) are hidden from view, providing a sense of freedom and intimacy. While staying in Rakalj do not forget to visit other famous tourist destinations in Istria such as Pula, Rovinj, Umag and Poreč.
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