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Church of St. Anthony of Padua

At the entrance to the town, there is the Church of St. Anthony of Padua. Earlier, the church was dedicated to St. Cyprian, the patron of plague. The builders’ intention was to build it at the entrance of the city, so as to prevent the deadly disease from entering the town and spreading all over it. The church was built in the 15th century, and rebuilt in the 19th century with votive offerings against the plague. In an alley next to the church, if you are interested in car racing, you can find the house where Mario Andretti, driver and winner of the Formula 1, used to live.

Category: Old town, Temple- church- mosque,

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Borgo Street, Motovun 52424


GPS coordinates:
45.335594, 013.827716 (45°20’08.1″N, 013°49’39.8″E)


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Free entrance


Required time for sightseeing:
5 min

GPS Coordinates: 45.335594, 013.827716 (45°20’08.1″N, 013°49’39.8″E)

Address: Borgo Street, Motovun 52424
The Church of St. Anthony of Padua is located in the Old Town of Motovun in Borgo Street. (It is located near Mario Andretti’s house, the famous Formula 1 driver.)


If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do starog dijela grada Motovuna koji se nalazi u unutrašnjosti Istre (od Pazina udaljen oko 20km). Hvala!

You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!


Additional translation:
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Crkvi Sv. Antuna Padovanskog koja se nalazi u starom dijelu Motovuna u ulici Borgo (pokraj kuće Maria Andrettia, poznatog vozača Formule 1). Hvala!

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