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Novigrad has developed on an island which was in 18th cent connected to mainland. It was first mentioned as Neapolis in 7th century or as Civitas Nova in 9th century and in the 12th century in the church sources as Emona, Emonia, and Aemonia. As the ancient seat of the Diocese of Novigrad the bishops had jurisdiction over that territory in the north to the river Dragonja, and southeast to the river Mirna.
Due to its position on a small peninsula and its fertile natural hinterland, Novigrad was often at the crossroads of the history. Town reached its peak from 8th to 9th century, stepping on the stage of European culture when the Frankish administrator chose Novigrad for his residence and it became the starting point for the emerging feudalization. Due to the frequent wars and infectious diseases, the town experienced stagnation in the period from 16th to 18th when almost became desolate. Each period left its numb witnesses, who today constitute a rich cultural heritage.

Novigrad Lapidary
Lapidary museum is a collection of 93 stone monuments from the ancient times and early and late middle Ages, one of the most important of its kind in Croatia.

Parish Church Of St. Pelagius and St. Maxim
Today''s three-nave basilica (up to 1831 Cathedral) is the original form got in an early period (V.-VI. cent), at the time of establishment Novigrad diocese.

The Crypt
Below the main altar in the parish church of St. Pelagius and St. Maxim is located (early) Romanesque crypt, the only in Istria and one of the few in Croatia.

The walls
Walls were built in the middle 13th cent and restored in various periods of history. Strengthened round Renaissance towers with the former main gate stands the old square tower.

Novigrad offers a rich sports program, but it will mostly be remembered for its beautiful sunsets and the sense of romance you''ll also discover...

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Istra (Istria) - Town Fairs

Istra (Istria) - Town FairsIstra (Istria) has a centuries-old tradition of trade fairs which Istrian towns keep alive. Fairs are places where people trade, meet, communicate, have fun as always…

Bale, Barban – 2nd Saturday
Buzet – 1st Friday and 3rd Thursday
Labin – 3rd Wednsday
Motovun – 3rd Monday
Pazin – 1st Tuesday
Svetvinčenat – 3rd Saturday
Višnjan - 1st Thursday
Vodnjan – 1st Saturday
Žminj - 2nd Wednesday and St. Bartol's Fair – last Saturday in August
Pula – every Saturday in Ciscutti St. the fair of antiquities, numismatics and collectibles
Tel:+385 51 272 222
Fax:+385 51 740 027
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