Grožnjan in Croatia is known as the “town of artists” and is an ideal destination for one-day excursions filled with art, galleries and concerts. It is located in the hinterland in Istra’s west, near Brtonigla and Novigrad, only 15 kilometres away from the sea.
Grožnjan is a medieval town whose original beauty has been kept until today, through preserved old walls, forts, churches and monuments. The key moment in Grožnjan’s history happened at the beginning of the 20th century, when the railway arrived to the town, which was followed by an accelerated development of domestic oil production and an intensified trade with neighbouring countries. Do you want to experience Istria through the eyes of an artist? Grožnjan became the town of artists in 1956. That is when they started to populate empty houses which the residents were forced to abandon and thus made sure the town did not perish. Today their performances and ideas make this town one of the most favourable destinations for an educational, relaxing and creative holiday. Grožnjan is enriched with an artist tradition in its best sense – creativity on the spot. Thus, manifestations and shows of popular artists are held in the stone streets daily and you can spend time with the artists in their galleries. Go to an excursion to Grožnjan and experience Istria in a different way!
What should you see and experience in Grožnjan?
- St. Vitus (Sv. Vid) church dates back to the ancient 1300
- Venetian loggia remained intact despite the turbulent history
- The town walls used to serve as protection from the attackers, and now provide an excellent view to the past
- The popular Jazz iz back festival and jazz school in the International Music Youth Centre
- Numerous galleries in which artists exhibit their works
- Ex tempore Grožnjan painting manifestation
- Recreational bicycle ride Artistic Grožnjan gathers many bicyclists
How's the weather in Grožnjan
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