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Next to the parish church the remains of the palace, the former summer residence of the Poreč bishops, are found. In the 12th and 13th century it was a modest Romanesque palace. Over the centuries, the palace was repeatedly reconstructed, especially in the period between the 14th to the 18th centuries. The palace was established and mentioned as a castrum in the official documents. Parts of the defensive wall and two Romanesque towers from the 13th century have been preserved to this day. The palace had had a large number of rooms. The ground floor contained the presses for oil and wine, bread oven, storages of agricultural products and a cistern. In one of the towers there was probably a dungeon. The castle often served as a shelter in the time of danger. At the end of the 18th century, the church county of the Poreč bishops was abolished and the palace was turned into a Venetian state property. Later it became the property of the Vegottini family, and in the 20th century it started to decline.
Category: Museum Art Palace, Old town,
Gradska vrata street (old town-next to the Church of St. Martin), Vrsar 52450
45.151177, 013.606723 (45°09’04.2″N, 013°36’24.2″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.151177, 013.606723 (45°09’04.2″N, 013°36’24.2″E)
Address: Gradska vrata street (old town-next to the Church of St. Martin), Vrsar 52450
The Castle is located on the top of the old town of Vrsar in Gradska vrata street (next to the main Church of St. Martin).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Kaštela koji se nalazi na vrhu starog dijela grada Vrsara u ulici
Gradska vrata (pored glavne crkve Sv. Martina). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Kaštelu koji se nalazi na vrhu starog dijela grada Vrsara u
ulici Gradska vrata (pored glavne crkve Sv. Martina). Hvala!
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