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Medieval Festival

The Medieval Festival has a rich program which takes visitors back in history and re-creates a real medieval atmosphere with knights tournaments, archery, shows and various other medieval activities and games in which guests can participate (like javelin throw, dunk tank, archery, guided tour of the castle).

The three-day festival starts with a festive procession through Svetvinčenat and a reception of the participants and fans of medieval tourneys and tradition by Lords Grimani at the castle. This event is held in August which is growing in popularity and size each year, and the last edition hosted 14 associations from Croatia and neighbouring countries. During the three-day festival there were 200 members dressed up in costumes.

The festival has an all-day program in which guests can visit knight camps and different workshops where they can learn about medieval armour and equipment. The most interesting workshops are archery, dagger throw, catapults and torture devices. The procession starts in the afternoon, followed by a medieval tourney and an archery show. In the evening the inquisition questions a suspected female citizen using torture devices to force a confession. After that the fire program starts, telling the story of the legend of the beautiful Duchess, and the siege of the Castle with fights involving burning cannonballs and arrows.

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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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