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My father’s village above Pazin is a beautiful and peaceful place called Lindar. If you drive around Pazin and you want to see that little place just follow the bell tower at the hilltop above the Pazin. Bell tower was named by catholic priest St. Mohor and Fortunato and it is situated in middle of the fort that used to protect the Pazin Castle. Books said that in Lindar 47 soldiers and Captain Lazarić brought the Istria back under the Austrian rule when he attacked the French army beneath Lindar and forced it to flee to Pazin. The altitude of the central part of Lindar ranges from 454 metres above sea level with its solid walls, stone houses, towers, churches and plots of the land surrounding the fort.
Also there is an old catholic church St. Catherine built in 1392. Famous church and cultural legacy of Lindar with Glagolitic inscription on the fresco of the “Živi Križ – Living Kross“. The fresco was painted in 1409. and present the Crucifixion scene, where the arms of the cross transform into four lifelike hands. On the wall locals have found the scene of the Kiss of Judas.
Next to St. Catherine is the biggest house built in the 19th century in the village with monumental arch. Villa stands out from afar in the panorama of Lindar and it has a battlement on its top. We climbed to the top of the villa and made some breathtaking photos.
From the church of St. Catherine to the St. Mohor and Fortunato is situated church of St. Sebastian there used to be the town loggia from the 17thcentury where the locals were hanging out but today are just lefts without any shape of loggia. After church of St. Sebastian before St. Mohor and Fortunato you will see old cannon inside of fort. Locals said that it belongs to the time of Napoleon.
Local people told us that Lindar in 19th century produced big amounts of excellent wines – Borgonja. Local people wrote that Borgonja from Lindar was one of the best known sorts of grapes and it was served all the way to Vienna in Austro-Hungarian Empire. Try to ask locals where you can try well-known sort of grapes. Good luck!