Buje

Buje

The fertile Buje area is a mildly hilly area with Mediterranean climate. The vineyards and olive groves, making a typical Istrian landscape.

  • Buje area is surrounded by numerous hills, it is covered with vineyards, olive groves and fields, thus creating a typical Istrian landscape.
  • The old town Buje is surrounded by walls, within which are Venetian palaces, the tower from the 15th century and a rich ethnographic museum.
  • Buje - in all the colours of Istria


Velvety hills were inhabited in the Bronze Age, the Histri built their prehistoric hill-forts, the Romans founded colonies. And one of the most beautiful views of the green Istria is adorned by the one-time imposing mediaeval castle at the steep uplift of Momjan.

Here, you can also find one of the most famous wine roads in Croatia, with 23 famous wine-makers, and it is also a great pleasure to explore the olive oil roads, where you can discover everything about the production and processing this well-known produce, with appropriate tastings.

At the roads of the typical products of Buje, you will meet the wine connoisseurs, you will learn the secret stories from their taverns, and you will get the chance to meet the hard-working oil makers who call the olive the God’s produce.
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A view from the belfry

Should you find yourself in Buje, walk along the old, stone-paved streets to the town’s ancient centre on the hill. On the main square, next to the resplendent Church of St. Servulus, stands a belfry dating back to the 15th century.
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Buje - the Guard City

The city of Buje had been an administrative, economic and traffic centre of the north-western Istria for a long time, up until the time when, with the development of tourism in the last approx. 50 years, the coastal town of Umag didn't impose itself as a new centre, drawing both population and a significant part of ...
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Church of St. Mary of Mercy

A miraculous event defined the destiny of the church of St. Mary of Mercy on her construction outside the town walls. The old records say that a rich man named Paolo Razizze (Pavle Račica) from Buje, who had a vision of Our Lady in his dream in 1497, set out on a journey to a workshop in Venice in order to bring her ...
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The Ethnographic Collection

In Buje, one must definitely see the museum that collects and holds the objects of the folk material culture of the Buje area. It is located near the entrance into the old town, across the church of Our Lady of Mercy. Its ethnographic collection contains tools, furniture and significant items of an old-fashioned ...
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