Batana House (UNESCO Heritage)


Opening hours:
I - II: by appointment
III - V: 10:00 - 16:00, Mondays and holidays closed
VI - IX: 10:00 - 13:00, 19:00 - 23:00
X - XI: 10:00 - 16:00, Mondays and holidays closed
XII: by appointment

Adults: 20 kn
Pupils, students, pensioners: 10 kn

‘The Batana House’ tells the story about batana, the wooden fishing flat bottom vessel and the favorite traditional vessel of the inhabitants of Rovinj. Batana has been constructed for decades by local naval carpenters and caulkers, daily used by local fishermen and owned by numerous Rovinj's families. Batana has become the main symbol of the town, so that the Town dedicated a Museum to it! It is not an ordinary museum, but the first museum in the Mediterranean dedicated to a fishing vessel!

The museum is laid out in a modern way using multimedia, with film and slide projections, models, music, excellent photographs, interactive exhibits, and the original objects donated by the inhabitants of Rovinj. in an interesting and interactive way. In an interesting and interactive way, the visitors of the museum learn about the origins of batana, its typology and constituent parts, its makers and caulkers, the secrets of the process of its construction, about historic Rovinj's shipyards and about the beauty of everyday life in Rovinj and its inhabitants and their rich musical, linguistic, gastronomic, and other heritage.


Obala Pino Budicin 2, 52210 Rovinj

T. +385 (0)52 812593, +385 (0)91 1556755


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.