Porec

Porec is a city and municipality on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, in Istria county, Croatia. It is a historic town half way up the western side of the magnificent Istrian peninsula. A tourist haven which is rich in history and coastal beauty.

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The city plan still shows the ancient Roman Castrum structure. The main streets are Decumanus and Cardo Maximus, still preserved in their original ancient forms. Marafor is a Roman square with two temples attached. One of them, erected in the first century AD, is dedicated to the Roman god Neptune; its dimensions are 30 m by 11 m.

The Euphrasian Basilica, rebuilt in the 6th century under the Byzantine Empire and bishop Euphrasius, is the most important historical site in Porec. It is a protected World Heritage Site, so designated by UNESCO in 1997.

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