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Romanesque House and Gallery

The Romanesque House is one of the rare surviving examples of architecture from the Romanesque period. It is located near the Marafor Square along the Roman Decumanus Street. Built in the 13th century, it was renewed several times. During the reconstruction of the original Romanesque appearance of the House, a wooden balcony was added. Despite frequent reconstruction, the House is still recognizable by the main elements of the Romanesque residential architecture. A typical Romanesque ground plan is characterized by regularity and simplicity and the absence interior walls, while the house is built of cut blocks. The facade of the house is adorned with a Romanesque biphora, i.e. two windows that are located under a wooden balcony. The house used to be part of a residential building, but after World War II it became independent.

Category: Old town, Museum-art-palace,


Marafor Square (Old Town), Poreč 52440


GPS coordinates:
45.228117, 013.591436 (45°13’41.2″N,013°35’29.2″E)





00385 (0)52 431 585


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Free entrance


Required time for sightseeing:
10 min

GPS coordinates: 45.228117, 013.591436 (45°13’41.2″N,013°35’29.2″E)

Address: Marafor Square (Old Town), Poreč 52440
Romanesque House and Gallery is located in the Old Town of Poreč in Decumanus Street, next to Marafor Square (It is located about 350m away from the square named Trg slobode, about 4 minutes of walking).


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 Romaničkoj kući koja se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Poreča u ulici Decumanus odmah do Trga Marafor. Hvala!

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