Sveti Lovrec


Sveti Lovrech is located in the immediate hinterland of Vrsar and Porech - one of the best preserved medieval fortified towns in Istria imbued with religious motifs. To commemorate this, before each Christmas, traditional holidays are held there to commemorate and renew that era. It is organized by local monks: they share old bread, take out buffaloes and other animals, and in some buildings reproduce the crafts of the time. Also, one of the most important winter events is the living crib. Three evenings between 20.12. and 06.01. in the evening more than 150 costumed participants evoke the atmosphere of the most beautiful Bethlehem night. A Christmas Fair has been organized on the main square where its visitors can buy various handmade decorations and souvenirs. This is possible due to the fact that the city is very well preserved. The patron saint of St. Lawrence is St. Lawrence - a Christian martyr and deacon, and his name is the beautiful church of St. Lawrence dating from the 8th century, while the Romanesque bell tower next to it was added in the 11th century, and is located near the village - in the local cemetery. The circular shape of the settlement dates back to prehistoric times when there was a hillfort on the same hill. Already in Byzantine times, Lovreč was fortified with ramparts and towers, which were later thoroughly renovated on several occasions, and most of the fortifications visible today date from the Venetian era, when St. Lovreč was the seat of military administration of the entire Venetian part of Istria.

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We visited some of the famous landmarks at the place that looked amazing. We enjoyed the tour around as saw sculptures and churches that we enjoyed through and through and it was superb.
This place was the best retreat that my boyfriend brought me. He proposed to me here. I was very happy. Later we had dinner at our cozy hotel. The meal was delicious. I will never forget this place.
The square was the best landmark that we visited on our tour around the place. The square is well decorated with lots of people and a picturesque place. The buildings were beautiful and offered the best views of the city that was fantastic.
The preservations at the church that we visited were awesome. Great history and peaceful place that i enjoyed to stay at. The paintings, design and the architectural buildings were exquisite. Had a good time and it wa remarkable.
A walk athe the place on our holiday trip was awesome and we had the opportunity of seeing some great things that were fascinating. Rich history that is interesting through out and lovely sites that are fantastic.
very good!!!
The history of the town is amazing and we visited the several places including theamphitheatre and temples that are like historic sites and are awesome.