Situated in the center of nortrhern Istria, at 348 meters above sea level, in the middle of natural beauty, rises the town of Roc, located about 10 kilometers from Buzet. The city was founded in ancient history - at first it was arranged as an Illyrian settlement, and then it became a Roman castrum surrounded by numerous smaller settlements.In the Middle Ages, it turned into a fortified castle, separated by walls and defensive towers and the Small and Large Gates. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Roch was the center of Croatian literacy, editing and printing based on the oldest Slavic Glagolitic alphabet.Today's appearance and notion of Roch dates back to the time of Venetian rule. Roch, which has become the destiny of many visitors, tourists and those enchanted by the history, Glagolitic alphabet and the beauty of the hill below Chicharija, which descends through the Mirna valley towards the warm sea, keeps pace with modern events.

№258 in Cities of Croatia

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(11 reviews)
A good history that the place holds and it is backed with the awesome castles that dates back in time. The place also hosts some events that celebrates the culture of the place and we had the chance of attending one of the event and it was fabulous.
This place had beautiful clean beaches where we went to swim and sunbathe. We loved lazing in the sun eating ice cream from the local vendors. We later enjoyed watching the sun set behind the hills and the stars appear in the clear sky.
We went hiking at the hilly place when we had the chance of visiting the place and totally loved the experience on the walk. Great weather and atmosphere and the nature was rich with beautiful flora. One of the best feelings that i had at the trip to be out on the woods.
Lots of sites that we managed to visit and loved the rich history that the place had completely. The castle was pure bliss as we visited the place with my fiance. We had several pictures as we toured the sites and the guide was awesome and helpful walkthrough.
The place was flocking with people at the event that was organised at the summer. The experience was awesome and we had a chance to interact with new people and we enjoyed ourselves on the event. Unforgettable experience and we would love to visit the place again.
The nature train at Roch is wonderful and gives the best experience of hiking snd walking the feels theraputic and refreshing. The vegetation is amazing and lovely to watch.
Roch has amazing history and we visited the wonderful historic sites at the place and we were perplexed by the unforgettable experience that we had at the place.