Art and culture in Buje

Buje boasts a long tradition in urban and cultural living, resulting in many valuable artistic achievements. The imposing Church of St. Servulus is decorated with the works of Late Baroque masters, while the ethnographic collection is an invitation to visit the ageless world of Istrian traditions...


Saint Martin’s Tower

In northwestern Istria, among the plush greenery, rolling hills, endless vineyards, dense oak forests and sweet Mediterranean herbs, lies a territory rich not only in vegetation, but in history. Buje, formerly known as the “Guard of Istria" due to its strategic position located 270 meters above sea level, dates back to the Bronze Age, marked by its overflowing stone structures and remnants of stone houses.

The Ethnographic Collection

Buje museum
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 household that evoke the ancient way of living of the Istrians, mostly bound to agriculture and individual crafts. The museum is located in a 4-floor building, built straight above the vault that used to be southern entrance ...

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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Late Baroque St. Servulus

One thing is for sure – in Buje, you simply must visit the magnificent St. Servulus church, named after the patron of the city and situated only several metres away from the belfry-belvedere, in the very centre of the old town at the hill. St Servulus is the main church in Buje and one of the most important late ...
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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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