The Balbi Arch (Rovinj)
The Balbi Arch represents one of the cultural and historical monuments of Rovinj. It is a Venetian baroque building erected in 1678-1679. It was built in the era of Mayor Daniel Balbi, as seen by the inscription on a stone table. At the top of the arch there is a lion, the symbol of the Venetian Republic, with an open book, meaning that Rovinj peacefully accepted the Venetian rule. In the book there is an inscription saying “VICTORIA TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEVS”. The upper part of the arch is adorned with a figure of a head, while the inside features the Venetian style, and outside the Turkish style. A century later, the architrave of the arch was decorated with two coats of arms belonging to the Balbi family, between which there is a stone plaque with a dedication. Instead of it, there were once the main gates of the fortified town, Porton della pescheria, or the Old Fish Market Gate.
Category: Other attractions, Old town,
Maršal Tito Square (Old Town), Rovinj 52210
45.082185, 013.634377 (45°04’55.9″N, 013°38’03.8″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.082185, 013.634377 (45°04’55.9″N, 013°38’03.8″E)
Address: Maršal Tito Square (Old Town), Rovinj 52210
The Balbi Arch is located in the Old Town of Rovinj on Maršal Tito Square (entrance to the Old Town).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Balbijevog luka koji se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Rovinja na Trgu Maršala Tita (ulaz u stari grad). 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 Balbijevom luku koji se nalazi u starom dijelu grada Rovinja na Trgu Maršala Tita (ulaz u stari grad). Hvala!
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