The building of the castle in Motovun

The building of the palace castle, which has been transformed into the Kaštel Hotel, was rather altered in comparison with its original 17th century form. The Renaissance palace was owned by the Polesini family, a powerful noble family, whose descendants resided in the castle for generations. Apart from Motovun, the Polesinis had large estates in Zamask, Motovunski Novaki and Poreč.

How to get there:
Start from the main parking lot underneath Motovun along the main road up. After 1 km, the entrance into the old part of the town, the Gradiziol Street, is reached. Continue along said street without turning for about 350 meters until the first town gates.

Trg Andrea Antico 7, HR-52424 Motovun-Montona
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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.