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In the central part of Istria, on the hills rose the town of Gračišće, which has been inhabited by the ancient Gauls, who gave it the name of Gallignana. The Slavs, after their immigration to Istria, called it Gračišće. Near Gračišće there is also a hill called Perunčevac, which was named after the supreme god of ancient Slavs, Perun. Gračišće was once a favorite summer residence of many bishops, and in 1486 the chapel of St. Anthony was built there. It is the oldest of the five churches in that town. The name of Gračišće was mentioned for the first time in written documents in 1199 when it was the seat of communal administration with judges, mayors and counselors.
Gračišće 52403, Istria
45.220082, 014.009487 (45°13’12.3″N, 014°00’34.1″E)
Town hall: 00385 (0)52 687 111
GPS coordinates: 45.220082, 014.009487 (45°13’12.3″N, 014°00’34.1″E)
Address: Gračišće 52403, Istria
Gračišće – Pazin (9km)
Gračišće – Rabac (31km)
Gračišće – Rovinj (38km)
Gračišće – Poreč (40km)
Gračišće – Pula (43km)
Gračišće – Rijeka (63km)
Gračišće – Zagreb (222km)
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Molim Vas da me odvezete do mjesta Gračišće (nedaleko od Pazina, 9km). Hvala!
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Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
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Molim Vas da me uputite prema mjestu Gračišće (nalazi se nedaleko od Pazina, 9km). Hvala!