About Novigrad

Novigrad Cittanova

Novigrad is a town and a port on the west coast of Istria, 15 km southwest of Buje, located on a limestone peninsula that consists of the south-western tip of Buj┼ítina and on the north side goes into the large bay of the Mirna harbour. The harbour is protected from all winds except the west and north winds that create waves. A breakwater protects the port from the southwest, along which, on the inner side, smaller vessels with the draught of 3.5 m can anchor. The little port on the south-eastern part of the port can accommodate yachts only. The anchorage ground is 200 m northeast of the pier at a depth of 3 to 4 m. The coastline is indented with rocky and sandy beaches while the guests can enjoy sports and recreation – traditional sports on land and sea, terraces, rich cuisine, organized tours, visits to cultural and historic sites and institutions. The well-preserved city walls keep the memory of many medieval buildings and monuments rich in history.

The usual offer of the seaside includes the hunting in the Mirna valley, canoeing safaris on the Mirna River etc. Because of the natural beauty, excellent transport links, great entertainment, cultural and gastronomic delights and many accommodations, during summer this little town is full of life and joy of a true Mediterranean place of warm and kind people and their open homes.

Beach KarpinjanDuring the summer months traditional events such as GnamGnam Fest, folk festival of Saint Pelagius- the patron saint – lasts three days (late August), Jazz nights, fishermen’s evenings, numerous exhibitions and art colonies are held. Most feasts last for several days.
In Novigrad, as well as in its surroundings, there are numerous excellent restaurants, pubs, pizzerias and grill-terraces, which with their rich offer of local specialties and international cuisine will not leave anyone indifferent. In all of them one can enjoy the taste traditional Istrian wines like Malvasia, Teran, Muscat…

Novigrad will win you over with its simplicity, traditions which are still visible in daily life such as fishing practices, well-preserved historic centre, the walls, various monuments, unspoiled nature. ┬áThose who flee from the chaotic metropolis will find their own peace away from the crowds and can ignore to drive a car as in Novigrad everything can be done and seen on foot. The promenade stretches along the coast of the Novigrad’s peninsula and one can get to the nearby towns such as Mareda, Dajla.

For bike lovers there is a well-developed network of bicycle paths near Novigrad.