Rovinj has been always devoted to the sea, and the batana, fishing boat made of wood with a flat bottom, became its most recognizable symbol, preserving the century-old fishing tradition handed down through generations. Its traditional construction technique it’s been safeguarded as an intangible heritage of the Republic of Croatia, under the patronage of UNESCO.
We will be happy to take you for a visit at the Eco-Museum “House of Batana” with multimedia exhibitions, exposure of fishing tools and accessories. In front of the Eco-museum, during the summer nights, you can enjoy the shipbuilding process of the batana, where traditional skills and caulking are re-created. During the week, visitors can enjoy the batana rowing trip around the peninsular of the old town’s centre, to Spacio Matika, traditional Rovinj’s tavern, where the Eco-museum’s gastronomic-musical evenings continue by listening bitinada’s. Rovinj regatta of traditional lug and lateen sail boats is held every June.
If you want to learn about Croatian modern art you must visit the Adris gallery which provides a systematic insight to works of the most famous Croatian modern painters from the first and the second half of the 20th century.
In the Rovinj Heritage Museum, housed in a Baroque palace that in the 17th and 18th century belonged to the Califfi counts, you will discover all about the history of the city.
All the archaeology lovers should visit the Moncodogno-Musego archaeological park, inhabited already in the 2000-1200 a.c.