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“Pretty cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Balbi Arch

Balbi Arch
Ranked #8 of 73 things to do in Rovinj
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Owner description: Entrance to old Venetian Quarter
Vancouver, Canada
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“Pretty cool”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

Visited May 2013
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“ancient roman architecture in the center of rovinj”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 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 building.

Visited May 2012
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“A great way into the old town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

This is the only surviving entrance to the old town left from when the town walls were removed. It is worth going to see and is a great way to get into the old town to begin exploration. It is quite a decorative archway and a great landmark!

Visited July 2012
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“Entrance to the old town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Walk through this easy to find ancient arch in Rovinj and you will be entering the old town. Follow any of the winding cobblestone streets up and you will find the old cathedral with an impressive view of the surronding area. Wander through these streets and you will also find some amazing art and clothing discoveries. Rovinj reminds me quite alot of Venice but without the insane tourist crowds of Italy.
Here's a hint, walk a block or two in from the main streets and promenades and you will find that the restaurant prices are much less and the food just as delicious.
There are also many sobe (apartments) for rent with signs clearly posted next to the front doors. Unless there is a major festival taking place, you don't even need to book a hotel room ahead of time, they are actually more expensive than the sobe. Upon arrival in the city, speak with the travel agency by the bus stop, they have a large listing of rooms. Or wander the city and call the numbers listed for the apartments.
if you are in Istria, Rovinj is well worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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