Dajla Palace


Its history begins in the 5th and 6th centuries when it became a monastery. In 1273, Bishop Nicolò donated the property to the wealthy Sabina family of Koper, who restored it and the former monastery was named Castrum Dailae. When the Sabini family was left without heirs, the castle belonged to the Counts of Koper Grisoni in the 18th century, and in the first half of the 19th century was rebuilt from a castle into a magnificent country villa. After the family tragedy, Count Francesco Grisoni in 1835 vowed the villa to the Benedictine friars on the condition that they take care of education in this area. This fascinating architectural complex, gets its present appearance in 1839 on the basis of a design by the French architect Le Terrier de Manetot. It is precisely the origin of its palace builder in Dajla that owes its beautiful French neoclassical appearance, which as such is unique in the Istrian area.
Due to human negligence, useless additions and the influence of time, today this complex is decaying and abandoned.

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№2 of 2 places in Dajla
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№1 of 1 Historic buildings in Dajla
№89 of 177 Historic buildings in Croatia

Place Type

Historic buildings



Place Location

52466, Dajla


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