Tourist destination info Novigrad

Novigrad is a small town located on the north-western coast of Istria. It was developed on a small island which was connected to the mainland in the 18th century for the first time. The town was first mentioned in 599 in written documents, but the tourism started developing only at the end of the 19th century. The town has a beautifully indented coast with numerous pebble and stone beaches. Novigrad is famous for its numerous historical sites that testify to its long and rough past. Visit the Novigrad Lapidarium (a rich museum collection of 93 stone monuments from the ancient times as well as the late middle ages), parish church of St. Pelagije and St. Maksim (aisled basilica, obtained its original form during the old Christian era, during the foundation of the Novigrad diocese), Rigo palace (built in 1760, the home of the patrician family Rigo, middle European baroque), belvedere (lodge built in the 16th century), town walls ( built in the 13th century), St. Agata church (romantic building which originates from the 9th century), Dajla castle (country villa-monastery) and numerous other historical buildings. Novigrad, as well as any other Dalmatian town, offers countless festivities and manifestations during summer. Some of the most famous are : Cultural summer of Novigrad (fun and cultural happening from 10.06.-31.08.), Gnam Gnam festival (gastronomy festival which offers fish dishes on July 9th), Novigrad music nights (14.-15.07.), fishermen night and St. Pelagije festivity (26.08.-28.08.). while staying in Novigrad, you can take lots of interesting trips – you have the possibility of visiting small islands, historical towns and the nearby national parks. Sports and active vacation enthusiasts can enjoy cycling, tennis, football, handball, basketball, beach volleyball and different types of water sports. If you would like to savor the gastronomical delicacies and specialties of the region, visit the restaurants “Santa Marija” and “Mandrac”, as well as the taverns “Amfora” and “Sidro”.

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  • What our guests say about Novigrad

    Overall guest rating
    Touristic offer
    Friendly locals

    • Excellent 5
      Family Austria
      A very nice place
      Family friendly, not too small, not too big. We will return! :-)
    • Excellent 4.8
      Family Austria
      Wonderful, clean, the owners are very very friendly
      Everything was Perfect, we were there with our eight month old baby and everything was perfect. The Jacuzzi is great for cooler evenings.
    • Excellent 4.8

      Beach at the old-town, Restaurants
      Cleanness of beach beyond the Yacht Club, Parking condotions

    Novigrad recommended accommodation

    * prices for June 2024 based on the maximum capacity for a minimum stay of 7 days

    Apartment - Novigrad Apartment Auretta From 267 €
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    Apartment - Novigrad Apartment Antonia From 157 €
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    House - Novigrad Villa Sky Dream From 346 €
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