The Maria Luisa Fortress - Muzil

The Austro-Hungarian army made Pula and its surrounding an impenetrable area during its rule, at least in terms of the open sea attack, having erected the defensive system with numerous fortresses, forts, batteries. One of the most interesting is the Maria Luisa fortress on Muzil.

This peninsula has an excellent geostrategic value due to its position from which the entire Pula Bay as well as the southern Brankoras Bay are simultaneously controlled. It has been the military estate during the last 150 years. The Maria Luisa fortress is a round structure, open for public from 2007. It is considered one of the biggest of the type. There is an extremely intriguing legend connected with Muzil and the Brijuni Islands saying that the fortress is connected with Brijuni by an undersea tunnel. In view of its recent availability for public visits, the fortress and its secrets are yet to be discovered.



Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.