Culture & Art

Castle of Pazin

The best preserved medieval fortress in Istria!

Castle of Pazin, Istria

The town of Pazin has started in the 9th century as a fort on top of a cliff, one side of this cliff runs down steeply in to the earth, called ‘Fojba’ – it is a split in the earth of 100m deep and 20 m wide! It is said that this has been the inspiration for Dante to write his ‘Inferno’. The castle has been given to the Montecuccoli family by the Austrian empire as thanks for their service in the war against the Turks. This family stayed on as owners of the castle after the fall of the empire, in the 16th century some renovations were done and a tower was build. The castle now houses the Ethnographic museum of Istria, the municipal museum of Pazin, and don’t forget to visit the nearby abyss!

Opening hours Museum of Pazin
From 15 April – 14 October
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
Monday closed

From 15 October – 15 April
Tuesday – Thursday 10.00 – 15.00
Friday 11.00 – 17.00
Saturday – Sunday 10.00 – 16.00
Monday closed

Address Museum
Trg Istarskog razvoda 1275. br. 1, 52000 Pazin, Croatia

telephone +385 52 625040
website (cave of pazin)
website (etnografisch museum Pazin)

Tourist Information Office Pazin

Franine i Jurine 14, 52000 Pazin
telephone +385 52 622 460
e-mail /

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