Central Istria is a rare Mediterranean region that boasts the quality of untouched landscapes and the wealth of heritage. Besides numerous natural beauties, this region is rich in many cultural attractions. We bring you 5 sights you must see.
1.THE CASTLE OF PAZIN
The Castle of Pazin is the biggest and the best-preserved medieval fortress in Istria. It was first mentioned in written documents in 983. Since that time, the Castle and the growing civil area that surrounded it have been given as present, conquered and sacked, destroyed, rebuilt and sub-leased many times. It has changed owners, managers and names. Today, the Ethnographic Museum of Istria and the Pazin Town Museum and their exhibitions are located there.
2. THE POSSERT CASTLE
One of the smallest feudal forts in Istria that has been preserved is Possert Castle near Paz (near city of Cerovlje).
Historical data of the fort are quite stale and leave many open questions about its history, but in 2016. it is open in gazebo which offers view at the nearby castle Belaj, which was built after the Possert Castle was ruined in the early 17th century.
3. SAINT MARY OF THE ROCKS
Church of St. Mary of Rocks is located in a cemetery, 1 km outside the Beram settlement. In its interior is one of the most valuable accomplishments of Istrian medieval painting, late-gothic frescoes that completely cover the inner walls of the church and are made by master Vincent from Kastav. It is one of the most preserved cycles of wall paintings in Istria.
4. DEPIERA COLLECTION
The local Collection of Enriko Depiera was opened in 2013., consisting of a collection he had numerous objects he collected for years and finally donated it to his Tinjanci. The collection consists of several thousand objects related to the life and work of Tinjan and its inhabitants divided into historical periods.
5. HOUSE OF FRESCO IN DRAGUĆ
In the main street in Draguć, House of frescoes is decorated and opened in 2015. It has 3 floors and is used as an exhibition, congress and multimedia space.It is planned to host international artcolonies in the home of frescoes, workshops of fresco painting topics,exhibitions, scientific conferences and many other activities.