POREC is a town in Croatia, located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula.
The town has a vast history dating back to the 1st century, when it became part of a Roman colony. The town was governed by Ostrogoths and then Franks; it was part of the Byzantine Empire, and Patriarchate of Aquileia. Cultural development started when Porec joined the Republic of Venice. During this period there were some great palaces and churches built in Venetian style. However, mostly all of them were ruined when the town was destroyed by the Genoese. Even back to the Austrian Empire times, Porec had been recognized as a tourist spot by the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. Once you arrive in Porec old town, you will see why the town is so important to the world's community.
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Due to the town’s great history, there are a number of majestic cultural spots worth seeing. The most popular tourist sights include:
- Euphrasian Basilica, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the most famous landmark of the town. The basilica is an episcopal complex, rebuilt in the 6th century and is a great example of early Byzantine architecture
- Dubrovnik, otherwise defensive walls constructed in the 12th century
- Pentagonal Tower, constructed in 1447 to provide protection from Turks assaults. The Tower was erected by Ivan de Pari, who was the constructor and his son Lazar, who was the sculptor
- Istrian Assembly Hall used to be a Franciscan church in the 13th century, later transformed into a government building
- Gothic House constructed in 1473 in Gothic style with gorgeous windows
- Round Tower, built in the 15th century. The terrace on the top of the Tower is worth seeing
- Great Temple remains dating back to the beginning of the 1st century
- The Temple of Neptune remains, dedicated to Neptune, the Roman god of sea
So, walking along the town’s Old part, you will have an impression of stepping back in time. Decumanus and Cardo Maximus streets preserve their original construction. Marafor Square houses the remains of two ancient temples. In the area, you will also see a few houses from the Romanesque period. This part of the town is also packed with numerous restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars.
Everyone will be impressed with this 2000 year-old monument of culture - Porec. However, along with visiting great sights, do not forget to take some time to lye on the beach. Various sport activities, such as diving, surfing, water and jet skiing are available for you in Porec.
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