This is a wonderful place that fascinates many visitors and is located on a hill above the river Mirna valley. Oprtalj is considered as one of the most picturesque towns in Northern Istria. In the past, the city was surrounded by walls that have been built over by houses among which you can barely discern the former city gate. The Venetian lodge with a lapidary was placed in front of the gate, and next to it there are high walls from which one can see the sea. The place is famous for the Parish church of St. George which has a bell tower of an unusual shape, built as a tower in 1526, whose top is not shaped like a pyramid which is not characteristic of the bell towers in Istria. In addition to the church, in Oprtalj you can find the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Roch painted with beautiful frescoes. Each year in Oprtalj you can visit the “Alpe Adria Folk Fest”. Along the river Mirna there is a place called Livade, known as a world center of truffles. Then there is Zrenj or the town of blacksmiths, stone cutters and the hometown of St. Jerome. Also, in the vicinity, you can find the Istrian Thermal Resort.
Oprtalj 52428, Istria
45.381507, 013.824297 (45°22’53.4″N, 013°49’27.5″E)
00385 (0)52 644 077,
00385 (0)52 644 150
If you want to avoid large crowds and have peaceful holiday, this is the perfect place for you. Oprtalj is a romantic place which is located at the top of the hill.
GPS coordinates: 45.381507, 013.824297 (45°22’53.4″N, 013°49’27.5″E)
Address: Oprtalj 52428, Istria
Oprtalj – Umag (30km)
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Oprtalj – Split (410km)
Oprtalj – Dubrovnik (610km)
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do mjesta Oprtalj koje se nalazi u unutrašnjosti Istre, u blizini Motovuna. 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 mjestu Oprtalj koje se nalazi u unutrašnjosti Istre, u blizini Motovuna. Hvala!