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Visit: Motovun in the heart of Istrie

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Visit: Motovun in the heart of Istrie

Starts from: Pazin
Excursion duration: 07:00 - 14:00
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Visit: Motovun in the heart of Istrie

Starts from: Pazin
Excursion duration: 07:00 - 14:00
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Motovun is located on a hill in central Istria above south shore mean flow Mirna at 277 m above sea level.

Cobblestone streets leads to the lower gate of the 15th st under which the lapidary.

Behind the gate is the lower square, and at the end of a city hall. Opposite her is the entrance to the walled city in the 13th § Passing through the gate located at the upper square. Upper square is dominated church bell from the 17th st, along which the Romanesque-Gothic bell tower from the 13th century On the other side of the square is the municipal palace, which climbs along the city walls that surrounded the city.

View from the walls of the Mirna valley, vineyards, Motovun forest and hills, where settlements are located, is really special. On many building facades are emblems.

Motovun is related to one of the legend says that long ago in the valley of the river Mirna giants lived. They were so big that they are looking at the towns on the hills above Mirna, the second one from hand to hand tools and big stones. One of the towns that are in this legendary time Mirna built by giants was Motovun.

Much later, when Istria was inhabited by ordinary people, the Giants began to disappear, but the legends and stories of Vladimir Nazor the noted Motovun giant Veli Joze, who was so big and strong that he could shake with the naked hands Motovun church steeple.

Today Motovun is known for its cultural events in the summer. So in July, the Motovun Film Festival in June, the competition ballooning, hot air balloon festival in October, truffles and wine.

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