THE CITY GATES AND RAMPARTS

Eastern city gates are not preserved, but there are material remains that prove their existence. They were fixed on one side in the construction of the Pentagonal tower.

The town’s rampart towards mainland south of the Pentagonal tower to the Round Tower was not preserved, that is, in the Middle Ages houses were built inside of it. Part of the ramparts from the Pentagonal towards the North tower Peškeri is partially preserved, but in a rather poor condition. The system of the town’s ramparts originates from the ancient times, and reconstructions and adaptations had occurred occasionally from the 12th to the 16th century, always on the foundations of the old ones. The lengthiest date back to the 13th century when the town was ran by Warnerio de Gillago. In the 15th century, under the threat of Turkish conquests, special attention was paid to the construction of defense towers, which have been preserved to date.

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Prolaz Peškera, 52240 Poreč

GPS coordinate:

N45.22803, E13.59515

THE PENTAGONAL TOWER

The pentagonal tower was given to build in 1447 by the former city Mayor Nicolò Lion on the foundations of the earlier, medieval tower, which was built on the foundations of the ancient one.All three layers of the tower are visible today, because, after the detailed research at the end of the 20th century, it was decided to present the layered structure of the building.After restoration, according to the strict instructions of the conservator, the restaurant was arranged inside the tower, but sightseeing is available to everyone. On the outer part at the top of the tower, there is a relief depicting Saint Marc, on which the builders of the tower have entered their names, Ivan and Lazar de Pari.

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Peterokutna kula, Ulica Decumanus 2, 52440 Poreč

GPS coordinate:

N45.2276944, E13.594583

THE ROUND TOWER

It was built in 1474 during the government of Pietro da Mula. The flagstone with his initials and the year of completion of the construction was walled into the south side, in the top of the tower. The layout of the tower is of a regular circular shape, but in the interior of the tower there is a plexus of the irregular corridors, passages, climbs and the spaces of the loopholes. The tower was given to build by the Venetian Republic at the time of the most recent reconstruction of Poreč’s city walls due to threatening Ottoman dangers. Openings of the loophole and the original steep stone stairs are preserved in the interior of the tower.

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Round tower, Narodni trg, 52440 Poreč

GPS coordinate:

N45.227027, E13.594138

THE EUPHRASIAN BASILICA IN POREČ

Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč is the most valuable cultural heritage of Poreč, which was listed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997. It is the only preserved monument from the early Christian period in the world.It was erected at the time of Bishop Euphrasius in the 6th century. It encompasses the atrium, baptistery, bishop’s palace, mosaics and the remains of the sacral buildings from the period of the 3rd and 4th century. Mosaics, which are painted in the interior and the facade of the church, are considered a valuable legacy of Byzantine art, and thanks to floor mosaics and preserved inscriptions, all the periods of its construction and renovation can be read.

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Euphrasia Street 22, 52440 Poreč

GPS coordinate:

N45.228634 E13.593478

THE GREAT TEMPLE

THE GREAT TEMPLE is located northwest of Marafor square. The Great Temple are remains (part of the wall and foundations) of the ancient temple from the beginning of the 1st century,  which is considered to be one of the largest in Istria

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Temple, Obala maršala Tita 23, 52440 Poreč

GPS coordinate:

N45.228473, E13.590501

NEPTUNE’S TEMPLE

Neptune’s temple is located in the park west of Marafor Square. Only fragments of the ancient temple devoted to God the Sea of Neptune are preserved. Neptune’s temple was erected at the Poreč forum in the 1st century and is considered the largest in Istria, although only part of the wall and foundations were preserved.
In ancient times, Poreč, like all Roman cities, had a forum, the main town square now called Marafor, and the forum-oriented temple played the role of the Capitoline Temple.

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Temple, Obala maršala Tita 23, 52440 Poreč

GPS coordinate:

N45.228288, E13.590058

STANCIJA BLEK

The locality is located on the left side of the Mirna River at an altitude of 74 m. It is located on fertile land that was adhered to Porec Ager in Roman times. It is connected to the Tar cove, where the Novi Tar will be built in the Middle Ages. In the cove Tar is the intersection of the road communications Poreč-Novigrad and the one that goes through Mirna valley towards central Istria. The first mention is in medieval sources in the Cahretr of Oton the II. from 983, which mentions the praedium (…) Turrim quae est supra piscatione None. The traces of the architecture of the villa are preserved in the parts of the tower walls made in the opus quadratum technique.
Medieval finds: pre-Romanesque pylons, Roman columns in Romanesque style, and money, glass and pottery from the 13th and 14th centuries, point to the life that took place during that period.

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52465 Tar
~14 km away from 52440 Porec

GPS coordinate:

N45.30697, E13.6081