The Euphrasian Basilica is located in the historical centre of Poreč. It is about 17 km far from Villa Paljari. It is a must see monument for a culturally-conscious visitor. The Basilica was built in the 6th century. One of the most impressive features of the Basilica are its mosaics from the early Byzantine period. The Euphrasian Basilica is one of the most valuable cultural and historical monuments in Croatia. Because of its exceptional value, it has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997. The appearance of the Basilica has not been much changed since its construction, so it provides a good insight into the art of the late Classical and early Byzantine periods in the Adriatic area.
The Romanesque House was built in the 13th century. The house has a beautifully crafted wooden balcony and double lancet windows typical for that style of construction.
The BaredineCave is only 15 min. drive from Villa Paljari. The depth of the cave reaches 80 m. Strolling by the impressive stalactites and stalagmites you will reach the cave’s deepest point where you will have the opportunity to meet its most famous resident – the human fish (olm, or in Lat. Proteus anguinus). The guided cave tour is well organized and lasts about 40 minutes. It could certainly be a welcomed change during holidays, especially during bad weather.
Immediately next to the cave there is a permanent exhibition called the Tractor Story. Here, as in a museum, you can see a collection of old tractors and agricultural machinery closely linked to the history of the area and its people. To round off a successful trip, you can also visit the Konobon Gallery that presents the story of the Mediterranean culture through the exhibition of bread, olive oil and wine.
The most famous sight of Vižinada is the Baroque public well in the main square. It was mounted on four columns and is considered to be built in 1722.
The Church of St. Barnabas from the 13th century houses some valuable frescoes dating back to the 15th century.
The Parish Church of St. Jeronim from 1837 has features of neoclassicism. Next to it there is a bell tower that dates back to the 17th century.
On the back of the public well site there is an old building with stone blocks and a big sculpture of the Lion of St. Mark. At the time of the VenetianRepublic it was a granary storage house, and was also the agricultural goods trade centre.