BOLJUN – WELL-HIDDEN ISTRIAN SECRET

ISTRIADUCTION All Year | No Working time | Free Entrance   BOLJUN is an ancient little town in the northeast of Istria, in the Lupoglav Municipality. It was built around the well-preserved medieval castle. The town has a wide view of the Boljunčica Valley and the Učka mountain range. From the 15th to the end of the 17th century this not a town, not a village place reached the peak of its development. There was a judge and town mayors, numerous altars were taken care of by fraternities, glagolithic script was used and taught. Since then, Boljun has lost its importance and life has almost stopped. However, the town has not collapsed but surprises every tourist with pleasant prospects. Church of St. Cosmas and Damian dates back to the 12th century. It can be found at the entrance into the place, beside the former main gate (destroyed after World War I to allow large vehicles entry). A Glagolithic inscription dated 1543 was built next to the wall of the sacristy. Latin inscriptions (1698 above the entrance, 1705 on the triumphal arch) give evidence of later restorations of the church. The votive altar of Gaius Valerius Priscus, a fabric

2017-08-28T07:14:41+00:00 By |Lupoglav, Sights|

MORE THAN 120 YEARS OF ISTRIAN RAILWAY

ISTRIADUCTION  All Year | Working time: as per schedule | Pay per Entrance   All aboard!?!?....Here we IstriaGO :)..Whistle blowing loud as we start the journey from Lupoglav to Pula by train. If you have free time, love nature and beautiful landscapes, like to experience old-timer train ( not TGV, ICE or Frecciagento high-speed train), jump on and explore Istria by train!! It will take you to unexplored places and untouchable nature. You will pass through many small villages and cities, like Vodnjan, Juršići, Heki, Pazin, Cerovlje, Smoljanci, Borut..... Witness the history of train and importance of railway in the past.   MORE ISTRIAGO COLLECTIONS

2018-04-30T13:13:29+00:00 By |Lupoglav, Things to do|