Church of St.Rochus - Galižana-Gallesano

Above the door of the Galižana parish church (1613) dedicated to St. Rochus there is a coat of arms with a lion, probably the symbol of Pula’s bishop Giulio Saraceno who consecrated the church in 1634. The church is a medieval building, later reconstructed in the Baroque style especially its interior.
In the apse nook there is the statue of St. Rochus (1295-1327), the patron saint of Galižana. On both sides of the tabernacle there are the statues of St. Peter the Apostle and St. Just. The detached bell tower is 36 meters high and was built in the 17th century. 

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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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