Church of the Holy Spirit (Štrped)

This small church is the most interesting sacral structure in the Buzet area, since it is defined by three periods and phases of construction. The rectangular Romanesque nave was built first, then the late-Romanesque presbytery was added on the eastern side. The apses reveal lovely Gothic windows with pointed upper parts, elaborate features and original glass which is rarely seen in Istria.

In the third phase of construction the Renaissance sacristy was added on the southern side. During the 17th century a large Baroque portico (lopica) with an unusual ground plan and fan-shaped ceiling was built. One of the interesting details from the church interior is surely the presbytery with radiating vault. It is a unique example of this type in the entire region.

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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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