Medieval Nights in the Castle

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Medieval Nights in the Castle

Medieval Nights in the Castle
4.5
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Every Wednesday the Grimani castle, located in Svetvincenat (the very heart of Istria), is hosting medieval nights filled with various and interesting events. During the medieval nights you can experience jousts, night battles, and fireshows including Inquisition and burning of witches. 23.06., 30.06. - start at 20:30h / 07.07., 14.07., 28.07. - start at 20:30h / 04.08., 11.08., 18.08., 25.08. - start at 20:00h / 01.09., 08.09. - start at 19:30h
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany1,912 contributions
Truly excellent evening's entertainment
Aug 2020
Having visited the castle last week, we returned yesterday evening to experience the Medieval Nights in the Castle.

The fun started in the square with the court jester introducing the assembled "crowd" to the course of events. This started with my son's teenage girl friend being selected as a potential candidate for marriage to the victor of the night's proceedings only to be rejected for being "too smelly". Oh well... she seemed to enjoy the humour here and got to sword fight one of the Knights at the end of the evening anyway. And he eventually surrendered so she got her revenge.

The most part of the evening was conducted in the inner courtyard of the castle. Once again I was particularly impressed with the passion and energy that all the actors put into their various performances. The sparks flying from the clashing metal swords during the many fights were certainly real enough!

It's also rare that I get to go to a real witch trial and subsequent burning. One to add to the bucket list.

In addition to the "show" you can also buy some of the local produce on display at a handful of tables in the courtyard. Nothing touristy here - genuine local produce. We bought some olive oil to add to our burgeoning collection on this holiday.

At the end of the evening with the castle lit up, we had a chance to chat with some of the actors. On the Wednesday we were there, the audience was below the maximum of 150 people allowed during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally they could expect to entertain up to 300 people.

We do hope that they continue to get great patronage here. Given the high commitment they certainly deserve it! And for 360 Kuna (under 50€) for four people (and a dog) we felt that we got an excellent evening of genuine, local entertainment.
Written August 6, 2020
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Dora H
11 contributions
Best attraction in Istria
Sep 2019 • Family
We travelled through the town and liked it so much we wanted to return. For our luck, our return fell on a Wednesday evening when the medieval Nights held in the castle - a truly fun attraction to entertain the whole family! I could share my favourite bits, but you better check out yourself! (after the show I highly recommend to visit the pizzeria on the left)
Written September 19, 2019
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cdfhm2016
St. Albans, UK36 contributions
A highlight of our holiday - a must do
Aug 2019 • Family
This was incredible - really immersive experience, starting outside the castle in the village square and then continuing into the courtyard of the castle itself. We saw knights sword fighting (with real swords and real suits of armour), a sword wielding princess, a trial of a witch, a water balloon shooting trebuchet and more sword fighting, this time with flaming swords. Our kids (12 and 10) absolutely loved it - all the actors were great and stayed in character throughout. This show far exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend for a night out with a difference.
Written August 14, 2019
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Ronny J
Antwerp, Belgium42 contributions
Leuke show
Aug 2018 • Family
The show was very nice for youngsters, But I must say that I say some kids under 10 who were a bit afraid. Never the less a most spectacular show.
Written August 17, 2018
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Paulcanillas
Malaga, Spain5 contributions
Great fun, relaxed and traditional atmosphere
Sep 2017 • Couples
Have been 2 or 3 times and it gets better each year. Super situation in a lovely old village, set mainly on a huge sunken lawn in front of the castle, as well in the courtyard and village square. Last year, the battle re-enactments were by an Italian group, with correct costumes and gave a real portrayal of medieval warfare. Lots of very good stalls with real local crafts and food, wine, cheese, etc. OK, maybe a bit low key for some, but not a McDonalds in sight, no imported plastic tat on sale. We go every year :-)
Written June 30, 2018
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Philip E
60 contributions
Yes, been there, done that.
Jul 2017 • Friends
A bit a tourist trap,

Not one i would recommand.

This is something you wouldn't be sorry to miss.
Maybe something little children would like.

Written July 17, 2017
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Waltzeress
Scotland, UK122 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2017 • Family
You have to go to this. Great for family & all.
Great show & gets crowd going & competitive. Food medieval style with platers & goblets was unlimited drink as in wine although was stated sangaria.
BUT AFTERWARDS ALSO amazing there was a live band at the bar which were amazing Spanish & American.
Definite go
Written June 29, 2017
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Lea D
1 contribution
greate and frendly knight
Aug 2016 • Friends
when you visit svetvincenat, and you go on beer in pizza place near castle,then you can go to visit a castle and enjoy in real fight of the knight or buy some local product or just take a photos in castle by night or with a princess or try archery.
me and my friends enjoy
Written February 5, 2017
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jon234
somersetUK32 contributions
Good family entertainment by an enthusiastic and well practised team
Jul 2016 • Family
We were lucky to be in the village on the 29th July and saw this performance as night fell in inside the castle First rate fun of sword fighting medieval fighting and flaming torch jousting Definitely worth a visit the kids loved it., reasonably priced and lasts about an hour and a half It only happens on some Friday nights in the summer We saw it on a poster.
Written July 31, 2016
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