Sunday, May 17, 2015

Buje Travel Guide

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Like many Croatian cities, Buje has a long history dating back to the Bronze Age. Valued for its panoramic views, surrounding vineyards, and lush olive groves dotting its hillside, the town was a Roman settlement, then a medieval Venetian city, remaining under Italian rule from 1918 to 1945. An important border crossing from Italy and Slovenia, Buje has held a position of importance in government and economy for centuries. Our Lady of Mercy Baroque era church, and the Ethnographic Museum are highlights, but Buje is the start point for many wine road tours, visiting 23 winemakers along the route. Similarly, olive oil road tours encourage sampling produce from many producers in the Buje area.


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Where is Buje?

Buje is a town in central Istria with a population of about 5,000.



Buje Tourist Board

1. svibnja br. 2, Buje
+385 (0)52 773 353 

Attractions and Activities in Buje

1. Extra Virgin Oil: Buje is known by local producers and factories that offer extra virgin olive oil 
2. The View: Wonderful view from the top of this “watchtower of Istria’’
3. Town Walls: Buje is surrounded by ancient defensive walls and maintains a medieval atmosphere
4. Baroque Church of St. Servelus: This church located at the main sqaure dates to the 18th Century
5. Church of Mary: Church from 15th century
6. Civic Museum: Includes arts and crafts by local artisans
7. Loggia: 16th Century Loggia giving medieval touch to this small town
8. Venetian Palace: Gothic Venetian Palace built in the 15th Century
9. Off-Road in Istria: Rent a car or go on a 4x4 tour with Camelus Tours
10. Velvety Hills: Beautiful hills that were inhabited in the Bronze Age

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Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes in Buje

1. Konoba Aquarius: Mediterranean cuisine; Digitronska 14, Buje; www.pizzeriaaquarius.fullbusiness.com 
2. Konoba Atelier: Istrian cuisine; Marusici 30, Buje; www.ebuje.info 
3. Bassanese: Croatian cuisine; Kastel 125, Buje; www.bassanese-kastel.hr 
4. Konoba Furia: Istrian cuisine; Smilovici 145, Buje; www.ebuje.info 
5. Restaurant Lovac: Croatian cuisine; Kaldanija 31, Buje; www.coloursofistria.com/hr/restoran/lovac 

Hotels and Accommodations in Buje

1. Bed and Breakfast Lovac: Nice place; 3-star; $; Kaldanija 31, Buje; www.istria-apartments.co.uk 
2. Casino Hotel Mulino: Charming hotel; 4-star; $$; Skrile 75a, Buje;  www.mulino.hr 
3. Al Merlo Olivo: Fine hotel; 3-star; $; Gardossi 47, Buje; www.olivomerlo.eu 
4. Hotel Zephyr - Plovanija: Very nice hotel; 3-star; $; Portoroska 3, Buje; www.homeaway.com 
5. Casa Romantica La Parenzana: Calm place; 3-star; $; Volpia 3, Buje; http://parenzana.com.hr 

Camps near Buje

CampingIN Kanegra FKK Umag: Wonderful natural camp; 4-star; Kanegra bb, Buje    www.istracamping.com 

Google Map of Recommendations for Buje

See Best of Istria Google Map for additional recommendations of places to see and things to do in Buje.

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