Novigrad is a wonderful coastal town, located halfway between Poreč and Umag. Novigrad doesn’t have so many hotels like other coastal towns, and it has an excellent vibe, but it’s never overcrowded. Don’t leave Istria without visiting Novigrad. If you aren’t staying there, you still might find interesting things to do in Novigrad.
1. Explore Novigrad’s old town
Novigrad’s old town is small but extremely charming. Its history dates back to the Roman times. Well preserved fortification walls are Novigrad’s main attraction. Walk around the town walls, explore defence towers, secret passages, and town gates. Interesting churches worth a visit include the St. Agatha Church dating back to 9th century, the Church of Our Lady built in the 15th century, and the Parish Church of St. Pelagius and Maximus dating back to 6th century.
2. Visit Lapidarium Museum
Lapidarium Museum is a home to the collection of stone monuments. The monuments date from the first to the eighteenth century. Interesting place to visit with children, it will impress everyone interested in ancient history and its modern interpretation.
3. Take a boat trip
Book a day boat trip from Novigrad to Rovinj. Enjoy the west coast of Istria from the sea. There are many companies offering day trips from Novigrad to Rovinj with a stop in Poreč and Lim Bay. This is a nice way to spend a day out, enjoying the boat ride, swimming and relaxing.
4. Eat local
Novigrad is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Istria. For such a small seaside town in Croatia, Novigrad is beating all the records when it comes to seafood. Novigrad restaurants offer authentic dishes, in an innovative way, based on the fresh local produce of the highest quality. One of them is, of course, restaurant Damir & Ornella. Tucked away in a side street of the old town, our restaurant offers the best sashimi and diverse raw seafood delicacies.
Visit Novigrad, have a unique and different summer experience, but don’t forget to try the best seafood delicacies paired with the perfect glass of wine in restaurant Damir & Ornella!
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