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Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia

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Address: The village, Groznjan 52460, Croatia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Quintessential Istrian Artist village on the hilltop

Aside from tiny Hum, Groznjan was our favorite hilltop village in the Istrian interior. It's small, and in the summer full of tourists, but around each corner you will see another... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aside from tiny Hum, Groznjan was our favorite hilltop village in the Istrian interior. It's small, and in the summer full of tourists, but around each corner you will see another picturesque street scene. The day we visited, not only were all the cafes and galleries open but in addition we found plenty of trinkets and antiques sold from booths... More 

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Rovinj, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

I never tire of visiting Groznjan, it has that special quality of both excitement and serenity and the same time. The view is spectacular, artist shops well-presented and cafes (especially the one off the main square) offer good coffee and fine desserts.

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Thank Canuck-in-Croatia
Tolmin, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

A very lovely little village where you feel like time has stopped decades ago. Here you can see old houses like once they used to be, many of them transformed to some kind of galleries. There are almost no habitants, but just artists, gift shop sellers and tourists. Definitely, a town not to be missed if you are nearby.

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Thank Soccca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Quirky art galleries, stunning hill & valley views, leafy stone alleys, delightful cafes and bars. Visited this town so many times (and cycled up that hill a few times!).

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Bromont, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We were there end of sept. Contrary to some who complaint of too much tourisst, we were nearly alone in this pretty old town. Many photo ops. Very old buildings. Unfortunately the tourism office was close. In fact I do not understand those guys. They are opened 10h-13h; and later on 17h-20h??. It looks like they don't care about tourists.... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Enjoy an afternoon walking through Groznjan and visting small ateliers or enjoying a lunch featuring truffles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I have been to quite a number of villages in Istra and most of them are really charming, but Groznjan is by far the most beautiful! Narrow streets filled with flowers and other green plants. Hardly any cars, it wouldn't have been possible to drive cars in most of the streets as they are too narrow. There are small, nice... More 

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Pula, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Grožnjan is in my opinion one of the most if not the most beautiful place in Istria where you can literally "recharge the batteries". If you come to Istria, let it be one of the sites you have visited.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We went at the end of september and thought it might be fairly quiet....wow no !! It's so so busy , we parked away and walked up as the amount of big coaches and cars is crazy. Very easy to walk to from lower down so we're glad we did that . It's very pretty and we were there on... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Not easy place to get to especially by bicycle but worth the climb. Several really nice artists's studios with unique items. Views from the heights of the valleys below are quite breathtaking . Great little farmer's market when you first arrive in town - open daily .

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