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Istrian Parliament


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Istrian Parliament (Franciscan Church)

Today’s Istrian Parliament building actually represents the Church of St. Francis, built in the 13th century on the foundations of the Church of St. Thomas from the 5th century. The Church of St. Francis is a Gothic hall church next to which there was a monastery with gardens. During the reconstruction, in the 18th century, the Church has undergone significant changes; its bell tower it was torn down reconstructed and there were also certain changes in the style. The Polesina family has, after the closure of the Church, bought and reconstructed the Church and after that the Istrian Provincial Parliament had held its sessions there. The Church later became the headquarters of the City Museum of Art and History, while today the meetings of the Assembly of the Istrian Region and various cultural events are held there.

Category: Old town, Museum-art-palace,


Matko Laginja Coast (Old Town), Poreč 52440


GPS coordinates:
45.228946, 013.591558 (45°13’44.2″N, 013°35’29.6″E)





00385 (0)52 452 738


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Working hours:
Mon-Sat 10:00–12:00h and 19:00–22:00h; Closed on Sundays and holidays.


Free entrance


Required time for sightseeing:
15 min

GPS coordinates: Matko Laginja Coast (Old Town), Poreč 52440
Istrian Parliament Building is located in the Old Town of Poreč on Matko Laginja Coast. It is about 500m away from the square named Trg slobode.

Address: 45.228946, 013.591558 (45°13’44.2″N, 013°35’29.6″E)


If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do starog dijela grada Poreča i ostavite na Trgu slobode (velikom trgu gdje se održavaju koncerti). 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 Istarskoj Sabornici koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Poreča kod Obale Matka Laginje. Hvala!

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