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Vodnjan

The medieval city of Vodnjan is located on a hill found along the route between Rovinj and Pula; Pula lies about ten kilometers away. Vodnjan's architecture is characterized by its beautiful buildings in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are nestled in the small, authentic, old alleyways. An interesting site includes, inter alia, the castle dating back to the year 1300. In addition, there is the Baroque Church of St. Blaise from the 18th century, which is home to the second largest collection of European relics. The  "Mummies of Vodnjan" are well known in particular. The intact, whole body relics of six medieval saints are displayed in glass sarcophagi. Less gruesome, but beautiful to look at, is the painted altarpiece from the 14th century which depicts scenes from the life and death of Saint Bembo. Also located in Vodnjan is the highest bell tower in Istria with 63 meters.

Under no circumstances should visitors miss the International Folklore Festival, which is celebrated in August every year. During these days the locals show off their precious, colorful costumes, perform traditional folk dances as well as traditional songs and other customs. In Vodnjan there are several restaurants and a variety of recreational and leisure opportunities. The town's central location is an ideal starting point for other various excursions. Beaches are located approximately seven kilometers away, so they are none in the immediate vicinity.

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