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If you simply want to get some rest - When Im on holiday, I just want to have some rest with my family. In Pore I can sunbathe or sleep in the shade, read a book, walk along the shore or just watch the sunset.
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Giostra, Poreč’s historical festival
Take off in a time machine to the past on Poreč’s waterfront promenade, squares and streets to a time when nobles, knights, jugglers, hawkers and drummers, flag bearers and street performers ruled. A three hundred year old tradition has been brought to life with Giostra, a festival of events and knightly games dating from 1745.
Let loose in the magic of Giostra through musical notes and dance steps from the 18th century, they will take you into a world of lavish silk crinolines, the mysterious gazes of noble ladies, loyal knights in stiff armour, brave horsemen and tables overflowing with rich, carefully chosen delicacies, excellent wines and the intoxicating scent of deserts will fulfil your experience.
Street Art Festival in Poreč
During August on the streets and squares of Poreč you will meet numerous artists who will present their creative works at locations throughout the Old City. Inspired by the city, they will arouse and excite the sleepy ghosts, amuse and entertain passers-by, dance torch-dances and remain an unforgettable summer moment.
The Euphrasius Basilica in Poreč
The most valuable cultural property in Poreč, the Euphrasian Basilica, was registered on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. The early-Christian compound is the only complete landmark in the world preserved from that period.
Built during the time of Bishop Euphrasius in the 6th century it includes atrium, baptistery, bishop's palace, mosaics and remains of sacral buildings dating from the 3rd to the 4th centuries. The mosaics which decorate the inside and facade of the church are considered a valuable bequest of Byzantine art, and thanks to the floor mosaics and preserved writings the periods of its construction and renovation can be read.
Porečki delfin (Poreč’s Dolphin)
If you cannot finish the whole race, we will come get you by boat but do not give up easily - many different kinds of aids are allowed: masks, flippers (fins), air mattresses, water wings… You can try your hand alone, with friends, with family, swim slowly or quickly using a well-known swimming style or one that is completely your own. All those who love swimming and other sea-pleasures are invited to the central event of the swimming festival at sea, Poreč's Dolphin.
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Zlatna sopela (The Golden Sopela)
A meeting of folklore groups from throughout the area around the Mediterranean paints the streets of the city of Poreč with a colourful pallet of national costumes and fills the air with traditional music and dances. Trg Slobode (Freedom Square) becomes the centre of events and the ambiance and audience become part of the performances of the folklore groups.
Unique exhibits of national costumes, presentations of old artisan trades and hands-on schools of Mediterranean folklore will refresh the hot days of July during this meeting of cultures, traditions, dance and music.
The Poreč Old town
The peninsula on which the Poreč's rich old city developed and was preserved has been inhabited for thousands of years and is today often called a cultural landmark. The historical centre, once encircled by walls and towers is today conserved in valuable remains.
By strolling through the city seek out the Northern Tower along Peškera Cove and continue southwards towards the Five-Starred Tower at the entrance to Decumanus Street and the Circular Tower with a view of the waterfront. Inside the former city walls you can visit the cathedral complex of the Euphrasiana, the House of Two Saints and the Romanic House while you can seek out evidence of life during ancient times near the oldest square, Marafor. You see, Poreč is proud to be home to the largest Roman shrine in Istria, the Mart Temple, to the north of which are the remains of the Temple of Neptune.
On your way back, at the intersection of two streets, Decumanus and Cardo, the gothic Zuccati, Manzinin and Leone Palaces were built as well as the baroque Sinčić, Polseni and Vergottini Palaces. Upon leaving the old city make sure to observe the elegant, neo-gothic style of the Municipal Palace.
Jazz in the Lapidarium
A synonym for a varied but also unique, of great quality and for some time already the traditional choice for jazz lovers is the lapidarium of Poreč's Heritage Museum. Every Wednesday throughout the summer the lapidarium, a cultural and historical complex, will resound with the notes of classical and modern jazz with all its variations from swing and blues to ethno, funky and acid jazz which will give hot summer nights a refreshing note.
The Istrian Parliament
This authentic gothic Franciscan church was built in the 13th century, its inside received marks of baroque culture during the 18th century and since the 19th century, when it was the seat of the Istrian Parliament, it has been known as the Parliament. Its baroque ceiling with illusionistic frescos inside medallions is especially distinctive. It is located in Poreč's old city between Juraj Dobrila Park and Matko Laginja Quay, and you can visit it every day especially during the choir event 'Naš kanat je lip' (Our song is beautiful) and during the Annale art exhibit.
The Poreč Annale
The oldest Croatian group modern art exhibit, the Poreč Annale, takes place every year at the beginning of August at the Istrian Parliament. The gallery space of the parliament, located in the heart of the old town, has been host to many exhibits dedicated to a certain theme.
Concerts at the Euphrasiana
Poreč’s Concerts at the Euphrasiana are among the oldest summer events which combine a quality musical content with a beautiful ambiance.
Year after year musical evenings of chamber music are adapted to a certain theme, and the grandiose basilica will enrich and fulfil your stay with its size.
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