Let’s go to POREČ/PARENZO, CROATIA with kid(s) !

We visited Istralandia in our last post and here we are, still in Istria. This time our choice was Poreč. The whole region of Istria is pretty beautiful so it was quite hard to decide where to spend that one day that we have left after visiting Istralandia. I have to admit that I fell in love with this region irretrievably and I attend to pay her much more attention in the future. So, Poreč it is. I’ve visited Poreč a long long time ago, on my elementary school excursion ( but since your life priorities are a bit different at that stage of life…) I was as happy to see it again as if I never have visited it before. We arrived at the center of the city at around 10 am, parked our car ( the city has 3 parking zones so the price variates depending on the zone) and the first thing that he saw getting out of the car was children playground … Shit … There goes at least an hour … 🙂 … Surprisingly it took us less time (surprisingly = one ice cream and a bunch of other possible and impossible things promised) … And now frankly, the park is located in a beautiful woods right next to the main beach and only a few minutes walking distance from the Poreč Marina … Awesome …

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U prošlom postu smo Vas vodili u Istralandiju i evo nas još uvijek u Istri. Ovog puta odlučili smo se za Poreč. Cijela Istra je stvarno prekrasna i bilo je jako teško odlučiti kako provesti taj jedan dan koji nam je ostao za Istru nakon Istralandije. Moram priznati da sam se nepovratno zaljubila u ovu regiju i da joj svakako namjeravam posvetiti više vremena. Dakle, Poreč it is. U Poreču sam bila nekad davno davno, na maturalcu u osnovnoj školi ( a kako u tom periodu života imaš neke druge prioritete … ) veselila sam mu se kao da ga nikad nisam ni vidjela. U centar grada smo stigli oko 10 ujutro, parkirali auto (u gradu postoje 3 parkirne zone pa tako i varira cijena po satu) i prvo što je ugledao čim je izašao iz auta bilo je dječje igralište. Shit … ode sat vremena minimalno … 🙂 … Nekom ludom srećom je to trajalo iznenađujuće kratko … (luda sreća = obećan sladoled i niz kojekakvih mogućih i nemogućih ćudesa) … Šalu na stranu, park se nalazi u prekrasnoj šumi tik uz gradsku plažu i na samo par minuta hoda od Porečke Marine … Prekrasno …

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After Marina, we took a nice walk down the town promenade and got to the center of old town Poreč … This is the right time to tell you more about this charming town. Poreč is located on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. After Pula it’s the most inhabited town of Istria. It lays on 29 m height above the sea, the town which is almost 2000 years old, is located in the port which has been protected by the small island of St Nicolas. It has approximately 10.500 residents and most of them lives in the suburbs. It has gentle climate with no summer swelters. The landscape has rich mediterranean undergrowth, with pine woods and green underbush. The soil contains red fertile ground with rocks. The old town has preserved the street layout of the old Roman castrum. The main streets Decumanus and Cardo Maximus are still preserved in their original looks.

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Nakon Marine, ugodnom šetnjom po rivi stižemo do starog grada Poreča … Mislim da je pravo vrijeme za malo više informacija o ovom divnom gradu. Poreč je grad smješten na zapadnoj obali poluotoka Istre. Nakon Pule najviše je nastanjen grad u Istri. Leži na nadmorskoj visini od 29 metara. Grad, koji je star gotovo dvije tisuće godina, nalazi se u luci koju od mora štiti otočić Sveti Nikola. Od oko 10.500 stanovnika grada, većina živi u predgrađima. Klima je vrlo blaga, bez ljetnih sparina. Krajolik ima bogato sredozemno raslinje, sa šumama borova i zelenom makijom. Tlo čini plodna crvena zemlja, crljenica, zajedno s kamenjem. Stari je grad sačuvao raspored ulica starorimskog castruma. Glavne su ulice Decumanus i Cardo Maximus još sačuvane u izvornom drevnom obliku.

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Marafor is a Roman square (forum) with two temples. One of them, which was built in the 1. century was dedicated to the roman God Neptun, it was 30m wide and 11 meters long. A few houses from the Roman times are still preserved ( the Roman house on Marafor), and a few beautiful Venetian gothic palaces. The Istrian hall, which was really a franciscan gothic church from 13. century, was reconstructed in 18. century in a baroque style.

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Marafor je bio rimski trg (forum) s dva hrama. Jedan od njih, podignut u 1. stoljeću, posvećen je rimskom bogu Neptunu, širok je 30 m, a dug 11 m. Sačuvano je par kuća iz romaničkog razdoblja (Romanička kuća na Maraforu), kao i nekoliko divnih mletačkih gotičkih palača. Istarska sabornica, izvorno franjevačka gotička crkva iz 13. stoljeća, preuređena je u baroknom stilu u 18. stoljeću.

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The Euphrasian basilica komplex that dates in 5. century, and is located at the spot of the origin church, was first expanded in the 6. century under Byzantine and the bishop Euphrasie, and it represents the most valuable cultural memorial of Poreč, and it’s been pronounced and protected by UNESCO in 1997 as the world cultural heritage. But we’ll take you to Euphrasian basilica on our next post.

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Kompleks Eufrazijeve bazilike iz 5. stoljeća, koji je na mjestu izvorne crkve prvi put proširen u 6. stoljeću pod Bizantom i biskupom Eufrazijem, predstavlja najvažniji i najvrjedniji kulturni spomenik Poreča, a UNESCO ju je 1997. zaštitio kao spomenik svjetske baštine. No u Eufrazijevu baziliku Vas vodimo u našem sljedećem postu.

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The Square of freedom in the center of the city and the Church of our Lady of the Angels …

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Trg slobode u središtu grada i Crkva Gospe od Anđela …

The view from the top of the Euphrasian basilica …

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Pogled s Eufrazijeve bazilike …

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We’ve seen it all … Haven’t we, haven’t we, haven’t we … ? It’s beach time, right … ? And there he is … He made his point … And frankly we really could use a break … And right now I can’t remember a better way to take a little pause than the beach …

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Sve smo vidjeli … Jelda, jelda, jelda … ? Jelda da je vrijeme za plažu … ? I eto “he made his point” … Nije da nam već ne bi dobro došla kraća pauza … A kako je bolje iskoristiti nego na plaži …

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There’s a beautiful view to the old town Poreč from the beach and the sunset here is pretty magnificent …

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S plaže se pruža prekrasan pogled na stari grad Poreč a zalazak sunca je stvarno nešto posebno …

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That afternoon on the beach really slipped away too fast, even for me … So I understand why is he protesting again … I would also like to spend a few more days here … But it’s time to hit the road …

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Popodne na plaži je prebrzo prošlo čak i meni … Tako da razumijem zašto sada opet protestira … I ja bih ovdje rado ostala još koji dan … Ali eto put nas zove …

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The night view down the St. Nicolas island. Good night Poreč, we’ll see you again on the first possible opportunity …

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Noćni pogled na otočić Sveti Nikola. Laku noć Poreče, vidimo se prvom sljedećom prilikom …

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Stay tuned … Euphrasian Basilica coming up soon … :*

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Stay tuned … Slijedi Eufrazijeva bazilika … :*

 

 

 

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