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View of the Old Town of Umag from the air
View of the Umag Bay
View of the parish church from the cafe
Contents on Freedom square in Umag
Freedom square in Umag

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Old town of Umag

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The old town of Umag offers a look into the history of Umag, from the ancient times right through to the modern period. The beauty of this destination was recognised by Roman noblemen who chose this part of Istria as the perfect location for their vacation homes. The departure of the Romans was followed by a turbulent period – the town was passed from the hands of one ruler to another for centuries. The cobbled streets are lined with elaborately ornate and splendid Venetian villas from the period of Venetian rule, and you will find sights dating from such turbulent past times at every step. If you would like to take a break from sightseeing, visit one of the traditional Istrian taverns (konoba), offering various types of fish and meat dishes, as well as quality wines and olive oils. Take a walk down the narrow alleys and paved squares and discover the rich historical and cultural heritage of the old town of Umag.

We recommend the following:

  • Exploring the medieval city walls
  • Visiting Marin Gallery, featuring pieces from some of the most famous Croatian artists
  • Umag Town Museum, located in a preserved medieval defence tower 
  • St Rocco’s Church featuring a painted ceiling 
  • St Mary’s Church that has valuable frescos
  • Sepomaia Viva – international antique festival 


  • Where: Trgovačka 6, Umag
  • Active: All months
  • Day: All days
  • Service provider: TZ Umag

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  • Martin

    09/2014, Young couples, Austria
    The beautiful old town. It is ideal for walking in the evening, of course incl. Visit the restaurant :)
  • 06/2014, Couples, Germany
    Your experience will help other travelers in search of the best experiences in Istria. Thank you!
  • Zola

    10/2013, Couples, Croatia
    The old town is beautiful just lacks a bit more life when the season ends.

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