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Apartman Stari grad – Home 1114682 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

The apartment Stari grad is located in one of the oldest streets of Pazin - Vrtliš?e. Even though situated in the very heart of the town, Vrtliš?e (vrt = garden), as its name tells us, is an area of gardens and greenery, which ensures that your stay at Pazin will be calm and peaceful..
We have deliberately given the decoration of the flat an air of antiquity recalling the bygone times which saw the centre of trade and business, not only of Istria but also of the islands of the Kvarner Gulf (1825 - 1860) situated in this part of the town. Also, at the beginning of the 20th century a hotel, restaurant, bank, theatre, cinema and two secondary schools were constructed in the town.

We have tried to restore a part of the old splendour of this part of the town and hope others will follow our example.

The comfort is, of course, aimed at modern needs: guests may use a completely furnished kitchen, all rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a radio and a satellite

The apartment Stari grad is located in one of the oldest streets of Pazin - Vrtliš?e. Even though situated in the very heart of the town, Vrtliš?e (vrt = garden), as its name tells us, is an area of gardens and greenery, which ensures that your stay at Pazin will be calm and peaceful..
We have deliberately given the decoration of the flat an air of antiquity recalling the bygone times which saw the centre of trade and business, not only of Istria but also of the islands of the Kvarner Gulf (1825 - 1860) situated in this part of the town. Also, at the beginning of the 20th century a hotel, restaurant, bank, theatre, cinema and two secondary schools were constructed in the town.

We have tried to restore a part of the old splendour of this part of the town and hope others will follow our example.

The comfort is, of course, aimed at modern needs: guests may use a completely furnished kitchen, all rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a radio and a satellite TV. The ground floor has the living room with a kitchenette and two additional beds and one toilet with wash-basin, first floor offers two bedrooms and one bathroom (shower and toilet). The double room is furnished with a double bed and offers a view of the Franciscan Monastery and its bell-tower. The single room overlooks the bell-tower of the St. Nicholas' Parish Church.
Other town landmarks are also nearby: Pazin's Castle and the Gorge are 5 minutes walking distance away; even closer is the Pazin State Archives whose building once housed the famous Pazin Grammar School - the first grammar school in the Croatian language in Istria. From the Castle you can walk in various directions: into the attractive Pazin?ica valley with waterfalls Pazinski krov (10 minute walking distance) and Zare?ki krov (35 minute walking distance). There are also paths marked with guide signs that give you a circular tour - towards Beram (6 km), along the surrounding hills (18 km), and towards Lindar.

Today's town centre, with shops and other facilities, is at a walking distance.
Welcome to the heart of Istria!

Location description from owner

The Istria region

Pazin

PAZIN is a town of long and rich tradition. It is situated in the very centre of Istrian peninsula, only 30 km away from well-known tourist centres. The intensity of life here is pretty much the same in winter and summer, with the monthly exception of every first Tuesday, when a flood of curious buyers from all over the Istria runs into the town to visit the traditional Pazin Market.
The Castle of Pazin is the biggest and the best-preserved medieval fortress in Istria. It was first mentioned in written documents in 983. Since that time, the Castle and the growing civil area that surrounded it have been given as present, conquered and sacked, destroyed, rebuilt and sub-leased many times. It has changed owners, managers and names. It was under the dominion of Patriarchate of Aquileia, and then under the County of Gorizia. The whole Middle Istrian area, then called Graftschhaft Mitterburg, Contea di Pisino or the County of Pazin was being governed within the safety of its masonry. Since 1374, the whole County had been a private property of the Austrian house of Habsburgs. Today, the Ethnographic Museum of Istria and the Museum of Pazin are located there, and their exhibitions are held.
Under the walls of the Castle, in the hatch of the Cave of Pazin, the Stream of Pazin?ica ends its flow above the ground, continuing underground southwards. About a hundred meters under the town level, the underground stream creates two lakes connected by a siphon. When there are periods of profuse rains, the hole of the cave cannot swallow all the incoming water, so a real lake is then formed in the canyon, sometimes even 2 km long. Such floods were registered in 1883, 1896, 1930, 1934, 1935, 1961, 1964, 1974, 1993 , 2002 (two times), 2008 and 2009. The greatest of all ever known was the one from 1896, when the water lacked only 30m to reach the walls of the castle.
Originally built in 1266, it was rebuilt in 15th and 18th centuries. Especially interesting is its web-like (or star-shaped) presbytery with a fresco cycle painted around 1460. Those frescoes belong to the highlight of late Gothic Art in Istria. The same way of vault shaping has been used later, in some other Istrian churches, including the one by the Franciscan monastery. Gaetano Callido made the church organ in 1780. In 1705, a 45m high bell-tower was added to the church.

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bicycles available
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Carmen S
Response rate:
43%
Calendar updated::
28 Feb 2016

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Nov 2013. Located in Istria, the average weekly rate is £308.

The Owner has a response rate of 43% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Feb 2016.

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