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Stinjan, Croatia

Pebbled bay in Brioni Camp (ex Puntizela) in Stinjan. Source: camping-adriatic.com


Stinjan is a small suburban settlement, 7 kilometers from Pula. It is located on the hills between Pula and Fazana. Stinjan expands with every day. New, young families have been moving to this area, changing its age structure. More and more villas and apartments are built to accommodate tourists. While majority of residents work in Pula or are occupied in the fishing industry, apartment rental is also an important activity in Stinjan. Especially since Stinjan became popular in Europe, from the time Outlook Festival started taking place in the Stinjan Punta Christo fortress. The fortress was used at the time of
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Seasplash Festival, one of the many stages at Punta Christo fortress in Stinjan. Source: terapija.net


the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy in the 19th century and is one of the largest forts out of 26 of them in Pula area. Several years ago, the abandoned fortress was cleaned and organized by a group of enthusiasts, making the English Outlook Festival recognize this locale as a great place for it. During the Outlook festival, Stinjan and Pula are visited by about 15,000 people, mostly from Great Britain. Punta Christo is situated on a very attractive location with a beautiful view of Brijuni Islands. The fortress is also the site of other festivals, such as Future Nature, Dimensions, Slurp!, and Seasplash. Other than
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Austrian Hungarian fortress Monte Grosso in Stinjan with a view of Brijuni. Source: istraction.com


Punta Christo fortress, Stinjan also has several other Austrian Hungarian fortresses and batteries that are unfortunately still neglected, but have the potential to become a part of the tourist offer in the near future. Forts Monte Grosso and Valmaggiore, as well as Zonki battery, have very interesting history and are also situated on attractive locations. Puntizela, a tourist settlement with motor camp, prefabricated houses, a hostel and a view of Brijuni, is also a part of Stinjan. Although the name Puntizela was changed into Kamp Brioni, residents of Stinjan, Pula and its surroundings still use its old name.

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