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Vodnjan and Pula.

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Vodnjan is a large village worth a visit. It is around ten kilometers far from from Pula. The journey from Porec to Vodnjan by bus should takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Vodnjan is famous for the mummies. In fact its main church; Saint Blaise church houses some mummified corpses and part of bodies of saints.

These saints failed to decompose throught the centuries for unknown reasons. This church also has a quite large museum with lots of saints' relics and various religious artifacts.

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This village has a beautiful main square with a reddish city hall built in 1911 and a maze of very old cobbled streets.

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Unfortunately the day I visited Vodnjan the weather was not fine. I enjoyed this village anyway.

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Pula is the largest town in Istria. It is located at the southern tip of the peninsula. It is well known for its Roman monuments.

Here you can see a huge amphitheater constructed between 27 B. C. and 68 A. D. Picture courtesy of Margaret van Nierop from NL.

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There are some Roman arches in Pula. This is the arch of the Sergii. It dates to the 1th century A. C. It is located at the beginning of a street named Sergievaca.

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This beautiful Roman mosaic is hidden into a modern building, but it is not far from the Sergievaca.

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This is Pula' s town hall.

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A mermaid on the town hall?

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This the temple of Augustus. It was built between 2 B. C. and 14 A. C.

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This church is the chapel of Saint Mary Formosa. It was part of a Benedictine monastery together with another chapel.

Pula is a good place for shopaholics. It has great choice of shops.

You can do a day trip from Porec to Pula. The journey from Porec to Pula by bus should last around 1.30 hours.

Posted by Maurizioagos 09:34 Archived in Croatia Tagged pula vodnjan porec.

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I'm definitely not a shopaholic but it looks like a lovely town to visit. I love the colorful buildings.

by Beausoleil

Yes, Pula is a nice town. I have to explore it properly next timeI visit it.

Ciao!

by Maurizioagos

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