Church of St.Catherine - Vodnjan

Because of the preserved Romanesque architectural and stylistic features, dating from the 12th century, it may be considered one of the oldest sacral edifices in town. The church once stood beyond the inhabited area and was a pilgrimage site until the 17th century when the town developed and the church became part of it.

The roof of the church was originally covered by stone slates that can nowadays be seen only on the protruding apse. The church facade has a rectangular entrance accentuated by massive door jambs and two smaller windows with stone frames. The church interior yielded well preserved medieval frescoes and inscribed drawings and graffiti. Restoration in the church is under way. 

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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.

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