The Salamon Palace

Gračišće, the small town or the urbanized village, was never a part of the Venetian Republic. However, it was an integral part of the Pazin County, and as such a part of the Empire, which became the Monarchy at a later stage. Despite it, Gračišće has one of the most beautiful examples of the Venetian architecture in Istria: the Salamon Palace. Located next to the main gate, this harmonious two-storey building was constructed from the carefully chiselled local stone. Architectural elements of the Gothic and Renaissance styles, popular in Venice in the late 15th century, exchange on the two storeys along the facade. The first floor with the double lancet window and the balcony represents the Floral Gothic, while more simple windows with semi-circular arches and a row of classical decorations are on the second. It is easy to recognize that this palace was built by the same masters who were building houses in Poreč at the same time.

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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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