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Poreč, Croatia

Poreč has a great historical and cultural offer. Let us impress you with the historical background of this unique city. The natural protection of the 400 m long and 200 m wide peninsula probably contributed during prehistory by offering a central harbour. The densely populated fortress buildings served the Histri tribes in the area of today’s Poreč. In 2 BC, a Roman settlement was established along this natural harbour, which developed into a fortified town, a symmetric orthogonal street grid, where the main roads Cardo Maximus and Decumanus and the Forum in the centre, have remained until the present day.

Even before Caesar, Poreč was recognised as a town. In the first half of the century, the colony Julia Parentum was founded. Poreč had a Bishop back in the times of the persecution of the Christians in the 3rd Century.

You can feel the spirit of this town best in the heart of the old town. Visit the Euphrasius Basilica, the Cathedral of the Croatian Diocese of Poreč-Pula, which is one of the most important religious buildings in Croatia, or stroll through the Marafor town square.

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