Monday, December 29, 2014

Novigrad Travel Guide

Novigrad Travel Guide
Photo: Istria Tourist Board

The sheltered harbor of Novigrad, on the west coast of the Istrian Peninsula, was likely established as a military outpost in the late Antiquity transition period during the rise of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The harbor, or Mandrac, continued to attract settlers, especially fishermen, throughout the ages. In Novigrad, visitors will discover Roman remnants from the 4th to the 7th centuries, Slavic cemeteries from the 7th century, a ciborium altar canopy used by Bishop Mauritius during the reign of Charlemagne, a classic Baroque church in St. Pelagius, and impressive stone walls, town loggia, and fortifications from the Venetian era around the mid 1200s. Visitors will also enjoy a lively, contemporary, city with culinary emphasis and artistic expression known throughout Europe. All will find a stroll through the shops and homes on the charming, narrow streets an unforgettable experience leading to the heart of the city where engaging waterfront events take place. Often referred to as Cittanova d'Istria in Italian, Novigrad Istarski in Croatian, and originally Emonia via Greco-Roman influence, a visit to this inspired fishing village holds wonderful cultural, culinary, and historic treasure.

Where is Novigrad?

Novigrad is a town in Istria County of Croatia and has a population of over 5,000.

Novigrad Tourist Board

Mandra─Ź 29/A; 52466 Novigrad
T: +385 (0)52 757075, +385 (0)52 758011


Attractions and Activities in Novigrad

  • Church of St. Pelage and St. Benedetto: Beautiful little church giving look at the past times
  • K.u.K. Marinemuseum: Wonderful local museum working as a time machine
  • Aquapark Istralandia: Excellent spot to enjoy water sport in the summertime
  • Pinesta Beach: Very enjoyable sandy beach 
  • Belistra Water Sports: Water adventure
  • Museum Lapidarium: Little museum that can introduce visitors to parts of Croatian history
  • Canoe Safari: Wonderful way to relax during vacations canoeing on the river Zrmanja
  • Olmuhle al Torcio: Traditional olive oil factory
  • Church of the Virgin: Central church in Novigrad
  • Novigrad Old Town: Enjoy glass of wine in the Old city streets


    Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes in Novigrad


    Hotels and Accommodations in Novigrad


    Camps near Novigrad

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