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Cultural sights and monuments in Vrsar

On the hills of the peninsula the Histris and the Liburnians built fortified settlements. These settlements had as a rule a circular ground-plan and were surrounded by defensive walls. There was a number of such fortificationds in the area between the river Mirna and the Lim Channel. They were built on the inaccessible, but strategically important spots. One of them was standing on the hill where today’s old town of Vrsar is situated, what can be confirmed by the archaeological finds (ceramics fragments).

Cultural sight Harbour (Vrsar, Istria)


Cultural sight Harbour The harbour was formed in the 19th century when a number of houses were built on the slope between the old town centre and the sea front...

Harbour Info

Cultural sight Abandoned Stone Quarries (Vrsar, Istria)


Cultural sight Abandoned Stone Quarries The ancient abandoned stone quarries should also be added up to the sights of Vrsar. In the Vrsar quarries the stone has been obtained ever since Roman times...
Abandoned Stone Quarries Info

Cultural sight Roman Store-houses and Roman Necropolis (Vrsar, Istria)


Cultural sight Roman Store-houses and Roman Necropolis Several decades ago, in 1928. foundations of a large building about 70 metres long were excavated in the harbour of Vrsar.In Roman times Vrsar was an important trade centre and according to archaeologists' opinion these foundations belonged to Roman store-houses for merchandise...
Roman Store-houses and Roman Necropolis Info

Cultural sight Streets and Squares (Vrsar, Istria)


Cultural sight Streets and Squares By the seventh century AD, Vrsar was already surrounded by town walls, and later strengthened by the construction of towers. The old town had seven gates, while three still exist today...
Streets and Squares Info

Cultural sight Summer Residence of the Poreč Bishops (Castle) (Vrsar, Istria)


Cultural sight Summer Residence of the Poreč Bishops (Castle) BIn the immediate vicinity of the parish church there is a monumental palace thet used to be the summer residence of the Poreč Bishops. On this strategic location the Poreč Bishops had at first built some modest Romanesque palace...
Summer Residence of the Poreč Bishops (Castle) Info

Cultural sight The Main Town Gate (Vrsar, Istria)


Cultural sight The Main Town Gate Next to the church of St. Fosca there is the eastern, that is the main gate. In the past centuries this was the main entrance to the fortified town, which as late as in the 19th century began to expand down the hill slopes...
The Main Town Gate Info

Cultural sight The Old Romanesque Gate (Vrsar, Istria)


Cultural sight The Old Romanesque Gate Compared to the main medieval town gate in the eastern part of Vrsar. this gate is smaller, therefore it is called the small town gate. The gate was built in the second half of the 13th century...
The Old Romanesque Gate Info