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Zminj, Croatia

Festina Kingdom (Festinsko kraljevstvo) - beautiful cave near Zminj, in the village of Festina. Source: klubmamuti.wordpress.com

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Not all roads in Istria lead to Pula or Pazin, but they all lead to Zminj. Let's say you want to take the shortest possible route from Rovinj (west coast of Istria) to Rabac (east coast of Istria), the road would take you through Zminj. The roads branch out from Zminj in all directions, creating a spider web that connects 103 villages in the Zminj area. The centre of Zminj is dominated by a large Baroque three-aisle parish Church of St. Mihovil, built in the first half of the 17th century. There is a preserved round tower from the 15th century next to the church, a remnant of what was once a feudal
Zminj, Croatia

Ruins of Dvigrad, medieval town near Kanfanar. Source: istrapedia.hr

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castle. At the entrance to Zminj there is the Church of St. Bartul which is traditionally the center of Barulja every August, the largest local celebration that attracts a large number of visitors every year. Bartulja offers a rich entertainment, recreational and cultural program for Istrian people and for visitors. In the area surrounding Zminj one can find numerous fields and gardens, forests and pastures, stone walls and traditional stone houses known as "kazuni". Agricultural tourism and rural buildings have started developing more in more in the wider area of Zminj, drawing in
Zminj, Croatia

Cloister of the Paulin monastery of St. Peter and Paul in St. Peter in the Woods, on two floors. Source: hkv.hr

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visitors with their original Istrian cuisine and traditional atmosphere. Old Istrian houses and estates (stancije) have been restored and turned into providers of amazing food and accommodation, offering modernly equipped apartments, villas and vacation houses. Other than Zminj, one can also find accommodation and interesting sites and events in nearby villages. St. Peter in the Woods, for example, is known for its beautiful cloister and event "S klobasicom u Europu", Kanfanar is known for its medieval town of Dvigrad and Svetvincenat for medieval castle of the family Morosini-Grimani and its Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival. The area of Zminj has many villages: Zabrezani, Pamici, Jurici, Domijanici, Modrusani, Tomisici... which can be reached by car, but also on foot or by bicycle, making one's vacation healthier and more active.

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