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Balbi Arch

Main Square, Rovinj, Croatia
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Ranked #12 of 27 Attractions in Rovinj
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Entrance to old Venetian Quarter
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Entrance to old Venetian Quarter

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UK
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186 reviews 186 reviews
67 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

In medieval times, Rovinj was surrounded by walls and gates, which were demolished under Venetian rule (1283-1797).The gateway to the old town is through the Balbi Arch, erected in 1680 on the site of the outer town gate. The arch is decorated with the carved head of a Turk on the outer wall. The inner wall contains the carved head... More 

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Cordenons, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Since it is in the Old Town and "right there" it is worth a picture. Adds character to the town. Right at the beginning of the Old town.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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381 reviews 381 reviews
363 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice, also very well preserved gate. It's nothing spectacular but it's nice to see. It's worth a visit.

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sawbridgeworth
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Had read the reviews and was possibly expecting too much. It was an interesting piece of architecture but not a great deal of detail. Obviously an important gateway to the town.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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97 reviews 97 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This arch is the starting point for a walk to the main church, which is worth the walk. Be sure to go down some side streets on your way.

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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great archway from the main square, up Montalbano to St Euphemia. Great place to meet. Usually lots of entertainers in the square and very romantic. Great picture opportunity.

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Tortona, Italy
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1,120 attraction reviews
602 helpful votes 602 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This ancient architectural work is the gateway to enter the old town, this Arch is located between two buildings and it makes like a narrow passage through it. It is very beautiful especially during the evening, the lights and the atmosphere surrounding it make it even more beautiful but it very small and I thing it worth spend 5 minutes... More 

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Budoia, Italy
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We saw the Balbi Arch while walking around Rovinj. It is just breathtakingly beautiful! The entire main square area of Rovinj is beautiful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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222 reviews 222 reviews
45 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our hotel was just the other side of this arch nd it was a real pleasure to see it every time we returned .

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Frankfurt, Germany
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196 reviews 196 reviews
150 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

one of the most interessting and also most frequentated ancient hotspots we visited during our stay in kroatia. specially at night the place in front of the arch invits for a stop to take a drink in the bars or restaurants to enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere, which is created by the illumination of the more than 2000 years old historical... More 

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