Twin Gates of Motovun

Motovun is a medieval town with the best preserved town walls in Istria. As the walls on its western side form two defensive structures, the town is entered by the twin gate. The lapidarium with inscriptions and the relief from the Antiquity and the Middle Ages is located in the passage of the external town gates, while the inner ones have Early Gothic features.

A high tower was erected above the main town gates in the 16th century. It gave the inhabitants of Motovun security, and made their enemies fear. The tower is also known as The New Gate, the name which stems from the 17th century when it was renovated in 1607 during the rule of the Marco Pasqualagia podestà. As the tower and the communal palace were joined, the tower had access to the citadel walls.

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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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