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Best things to do in Rovinj

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Most beautiful forest, beaches and bike trails! Famous national park protected for its unique and lush vegetation and wildlife! ”
50local recommendations
Historic Site
“If you aren't afraid of heights there's a breath-taking view from the church tower.”
25local recommendations
Natural Feature
“Fjord, near Rovinj, The Location is great location and well worth the visit”
22local recommendations
Museum
“Batana House is perhaps the first multi-media museum around the Mediterranean specifically dedicated to a fishing boat. The vessel in question is the batana, the traditional wooden boat of this region. It is still very much in use today – as you will find out should you head out at sunset in a batana expertly rowed by the one of the museum staff. As both sit in the romantically lit batana, they will explain the importance of the boat to Rovinj’s history and economy, from the intricacies of night fishing to the construction of the vessel itself. ”
28local recommendations
River
“It is a nature reserve, restaurants, fish restaurants, boat trips, nature, hiking...”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Adorable tiny cafe and cocktail spot actually located on the rocky beach by the sea. Slightly pricey but worth the view and experience!”
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Natural Feature
“"Red Island " or Saint Andrea island reachable by a 20min boat ride. Ferries go every 25min throughout the day. Beautiful breach and hotel. ”
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Shopping Centre
“Supermarket where you can buy groceries, bread and all you need. It's just across the street from the appartment.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Our favorite romantic spot in Rovinj. The seafood is incredible, and the sunset view is the BEST! This is a must when in Rovinj. Need a reservation well in advance since tourists have caught on the past few years. Order the warm octopus starter and tuna tartar (I love all the entrees:)) ”
32local recommendations
Harbour / Marina
“Rovinj Croatia is, according to many, the nicest town in Istria, if not in entire Croatia. The old town is situated by the sea, on a hilly peninsula, with the tower of St. Euphemia Church marking its highest point. Rovinj is a very picturesque town. It is considered one of the most photogenic places. Its colorful houses are rising from the sea. Rovinj's steep pedestrian streets are full of art galleries and lively bars and restaurants. Town's harbor is busy with small pleasure and fishing boats. Rovinj is one of those towns where you never feel bored. Its beauty is just so inspiring, it makes you feel good just to walk its narrow cobbled streets up and down. Things to do: - Scuba diving - Explore the old town - Beaches in Rovinj - Bars, Clubs & Nightlife ”
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Church
“Our historic church is a must see not only for the historical part but also for the view. When you climb up you’ll have the best view overlooking the city, sea and our islands. ”
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Modern European Restaurant
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“Monte is the first and only Michelin restaurant in Istria. If you like to experience an explosion of flavors of the utmost kind you have to visit this restaurant. We reccommend to reserve a table on time before your arrival! The menu with accompanying wines costs around EUR 150,00 per person and is worth the money. ”
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Route
“Green oasis of the town with beautiful bachs, biking routs, relaxing zones, climbing rock, children play ground, bars and meadows for picnics and beautiful panorama. Nice zone to spend all day.”
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Pizza Place
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“Our favorite pizza in town. Located in the arty street of Grizia in the historical old town. Lonely Planet rated this pizzeria as one of the best in the world. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Excellent sea food and really nice terrace. Just need to book it in advance as it is quite popular. They have fresh catch of fish every day so offer can differ depending on it.”
20local recommendations
Italian Restaurant
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“An old-fashioned cantina on the waterfront, Kantinon has much the same interior as it did when fishermen drank here and lamented long days of work. There’s a giant wine barrel in the centre and ox yokes on the walls. Here you can fill bottles of wine, Merlot and Malvasia, for 70kn a litre. The staff have an old-school, get-it-yourself charm. Give in to it and order from the barrel-shaped menus: grilled shrimp and sea bass are among the choices.”
19local recommendations