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Reviewed March 14, 2019

I went around Istria in a hoiiday and got to see lot of old fortified towns, but Motovun and its high walls are in my opinion the best looking. Also there are some great views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank enricoruffo
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Lots of hate here for Motovun switching their walls to a paid attraction. I agree to an extent. I understand why they now charge and agree that the walls are an important attraction here (a "must-see" I suppose). But I think it's overpriced. Also, as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rorymoulton
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We stayed four nights in a beautiful AirBnB (Ana’s House) just outside the town gates. One of my favorite memories was getting up first thing while everyone was still asleep and going for a run through the still empty town and then along the walls....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

To get up to this fortified hill town you have to park in a specified area and take a bus provided by the comune. We were on a coach trip so are unaware of the costs involved in parking. You can walk up to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A must see in Istria. Would recommend for everyone to come and see this beauty. Go in Motovun using the old stairs - 1500 of them (or with shuttle bus) Enjoy

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

First of all it’s beautiful from a distance look toward Motovun and from Motovun looking out at the valley Unfortunately, it has become highly commercialized with taking your money at the bottom to park, overpriced shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited Motovun and Groznjan but wished we had gone to Buzet instead of Motovun. First up you arrive at an overly priced car park. You pay a flat rate so you can stay all day but really you don't need much more than an hour...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kawasakisue
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Definitely worth the walk up the hill to the citadel. Sad that since we visited last year the powers that be have installed shiny new turnstiles and are selling tickets- have they no soul?? But anyway, block them out of your mind and just cough...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sheelagh D
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Having visited Motovun on numerous occasions I was horrified to see that greed seems to have overtaken the town council. Where once you could walk around the city walls for free, there are now turnstiles requiring you to purchase tickets to be able to enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Trog4us
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We were up here for a visit and food in the spectacular surroundings but if you really want to see all around walk the walls. Not as strenuous as walking up the hill to Motovun in the first place

Date of experience: May 2018
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