Rope jump Pazin

A simple jump from the bridge and a free falling experience! The jump is actually a big swing with a radius of about 25m. Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12am to 6pm in August. Location: bridge above the Pazin Cave and you can park your car at "Zip Line Pazinska jama"
The maximum weight is 110 kg. Reservation is not required and price is 150 HRK per person.

Antiques fair

Every Wedensday (from 19th July till 27th September) in front of the Pazin`s Castle, from 10:00

Festival Musica Sacra in Pazin

The “Musica Sacra” choir festival, with over 20 years of tradition, will be taking place in Croatia for the second time. The festival participants will hold concerts of friendship on Saturday 15 October, starting at 8.30 pm, in Pazin and Vrsar. The festival’s main event will take place on Sunday 16 October in Rovinj. Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Slovenia hosted past festivals; but now, thanks to the Roženice mixed choir from Pazin and the company Vedras d.o.o., with support from Maistra d.d., the City of Pazin, Pazin City College, the Tourist Board of Central Istria, the Tourist Board of Vrsar and the Tourist Board of Rovinj, Croatia joined the list of host nations with a tendency to assume the role of a traditional host. Entry to all concerts is free of charge.

Web market with local products

As part of the activities of "Choose local" ther`s launched online market through which you can buy directly from the Istrian producers or farms that grow fruit, vegetables, meat, herbs, flowers, honey ... You can see offer HERE

New walking paths

Two circular walking paths have been promoted during last October in Borut, both starting from Borut train station, and marked with yellow/green marcation signs. The walking path of St. Kocijan (Cantianus) climbs first on the top of the homonymous hill south from Borut, then to Paz (historical Passberg), passes by Makarunska Vas and climbs back to starting point.  The Path of St. Silvester leads us to oposite direction, to 7 km distant Draguć, socalled Istrian Hollywood, and back.

Pazin abbys

Educational walking path through Pazin`s abyss is partially open, entrance is from the side of Hotel Lovac and Zipline. For Caving adventure You must announce Your visit (in July and August are guided tours at 10:00 and 16:00). Zip line is open everyday from 10:00 - 19:00. To nature lovers do not remain deprived, there is a track that leads to the waterfall "Pazinski krov", which is located only 500 meters from the Pazin castle.

Water reduction in Istria

Dear visitors to Istria, Due to the unfavourable hydrological situation in the Region of Istria, from Monday, July 18, 2022 the first measures to limit consumption of drinking water will be introduced. Climate changes significantly affect our lives, but our daily behaviour can influence their negative effects to be significantly reduced. Istria has been without heavy rains for more than a year, so the supply of drinking water is becoming an increasing challenge. In addition to an invitation to all residents and visitors of Istria to use water rationally, several mandatory reduction measures are being introduced because of the dry period we are currently in. Ban on the use of drinking water in Istria refers to the following activities:

- use of showers on the beaches
- vehicle washing (personal, cargo and public transport)
- watering green public and private areas (does not apply to agriculture)
- watering of sports courts/pitches,
- washing public areas, streets and squares, except for the areas of markets and fish markets.

A call to save water

We invite you to use water rationally, wherever possible, so that together we can meet the improvement of the hydrological situation on our peninsula more easily. This call for savings and certain restrictions are preventive measures to ensure a constant and safe supply of drinking water in the coming period. In this way, we can avoid possible problems with water supply caused by force majeure and the introduction of additional measures. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation, in the hope that you will continue to enjoy your holiday and the fun days ahead of you!

Explore central Istria

The area of ​ Tourist Board of Central Istria is becoming a space where you can enjoy numerous events because the project Explore Central Istria is starting.

In addition to the already announced walking tours of small towns in central Istria, you can visit an open-air cinema, Drive-in cinema and numerous concerts and, also, participate in a special dance workshop - salsa and bachata. A handful of good movies and infectious rhythms will make you want to go to central Istria, and when we say that all programs are free, we believe that you won't wait a moment.

During July and August Free walking tours in central Istria

Guest in central Istria are most often looking for active holiday and authentic istrian cousine. They are interested in cycling and hiking trails, culture, food and wine. Because of that the Tourist board of central Istria decided to organise Central Istria free walk tour and one novelty - Central Istria free degustation tour. Sightseeing with local guides (with Tourist guide licence) will be held in croatian and english language and will be held on mondays, tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays at 6 p.m.
Find more information here.

Authentic Istria - Good mood / Good food

The promotional film Authentic Istria - Good mood / Good food includes a part of the gastronomic offer of the Tourist Board of Central Istria, the Tourist Board of Barban, Buzet, Kanfanar, Svetvinčenat and Žminj (14 local self-government units), directed and produced by Labin 52.

The backbone of the film is the rich local gastronomy and good mood that Istrian local food encourages. The film presents Istrian cuisine: truffles, prosciutto, wine, čripnja, cheese, oysters, homemade pasta, desserts such as Cukerančić and Christ's Crown and others.

In the film, the viewer meets the hosts who are in the field, in their catering facilities and production units to show the originality and quality of local food offered in central Istria. In addition to gastronomic experiences, there are other unique experiences on offer: sleeping on straw, driving through beautiful landscapes, tasting fresh food in the field or on a boat, lunch among the vineyards, socializing with the hosts, etc. As the film's narrator says is the local world where one can taste the richness and excellence of the local.

The promotional film was realized within the activities defined by the Agreement on Association of Tourist Boards of Towns and Municipalities from Central Istria entitled "Authentic Istria", which consists of the Tourist Board of Central Istria, the Tourist Board of Barban, Buzet, Kanfanar, Svetvinčenat and Žminj. The realization of the film was financed by the Fund for United Tourist Boards by Croatian Tourist Board.

Watch movie here

Live & work in Central Istria

The time has come to present you a project on which Tourist Board of Central Istria has been working on for several months.

Coronavirus and modern technology have changed the (business) world, so it is now possible to be on one side of the planet and work on the other, provided you have a good and reliable Internet connection. People who work that way are called digital nomads and they are mostly employed in the IT and marketing industries, which may not be the rule. That is why we decided to make a promotional campaign, as part of which we created a website, which will show digital nomads what opportunities they have to live and work in central Istria. You can view and share the website at the following link, thus contributing to its promotion.

The mentioned project is also aimed at extending the tourist season which implies an increase in tourist traffic, ie tourist consumption.

Happy holidays!

Tourist board of Central Istria wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Istria in American magazine

In the American travel magazine "Ultratravel", Istria is included in the most desirable new destinations that should be on the radar of travellers in 2022.
That's really encouraging for the 2022 season. We're glad that Istria, along with many world destinations such as Cape Town, Kyushu, Valencia, the Lower Mangattan Harbor area (NYC), Hong Kong, Olso and Nashville, deserved this recommendation.

Also, a photo of Pazin at sunset is on two pages (26-27) of the same magazine.

You can browse the maganizine here

This September in central Istria - Drive In cinema
Entering Croatia and available testing in Istria

To be allowed access to Croatia, we ask that you fulfil and evidence 1 of the following 5 criteria: A negative PCR or antigen test taken 48 hours before arrival at the border, a vaccination certificate showing final dose taken more than 14 days ago, proof of recovery from Covid more than 11 days and less than 180 days ago, proof of recovery and first dose of vaccination more than 11 days and less than 5 months ago, certificate declaring 10 days selfisolation in Croatia with option to test to release. If you are visiting from outside of the EU - Don't forget, you will also need to show evidence that you own property in Croatia or have paid for accommodation, be that in a hotel, camp site, private rental, boat or other tourism provider.
In central Istria, RAT tests can be done HERE.
Available testing in Istria you can find HERE

SAR-COV-2 testing for guests in central Istria

Dear guests, we are providing testing point for COVID-19 (PCR and RAT test) in Pazin until end of September. 
Test are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 - 12.00 in Pazin, Joakim Rakovac street, parking Spomen dom (tent), but only by prior notice to e-mail: [email protected]
For payment You have to fill this online application:
Covid-19 Free Zone (
Price for PCR test: 375 kn, BAT test price: 100 kn
Please fill this FORM (.doc) and send to mail: [email protected] until 15:00 pm day before of Your desired term - for confirmation of time testing.
Results will be send to Your private mail.
For other places for RAT TEST in central Istria click HERE

From 05.09.21. for transit through Slovenia must meet RVT conditions MORE

Dare to explore - take a look and step into the heart of Istria

Istria has always been a Terra Magica for travellers and the magic of its interior sworn by secrets. Situated just a step away from the vastness of the Adriatic Sea, in the heart of the fairy-like Mediterranean peninsula, sheltered by the proud Istrian mountains, Central Istria attracts visitors with its undiscovered beauties. It is not out of the ordinary for the Central Istria Tourist Board's Dare to explore promotional film to win two awards at prestigious tourist film festivals! The Tourism Multimedia Award is a great recognition from the 21st International Golden City Gate Festival, where this video won second place in the Region category. In Russia, the film won in the commercial film category at the Travel Film International Film Festival. “Dare to explore” invites you to get to know the green heart of Istria through a revival of legends and magical creatures, but also through meeting the inhabitants of central Istria and tasting the valuable fruits of their work. Let's take a look at their stories... 

Croatia introducing Safe Stay in Croatia, designation and protocols for tourists

Safe stay in Croatia is a national designation of security protocols in tourism and hospitality that was initiated in 2021. It is awarded to stakeholders in the tourism sector by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. This designation allows visitors to easily identify destinations, accommodation providers, transport, tourist attractions and other facilities that have adopted global standards for health and hygiene. The prominent Safe stay in Croatia label informs visitors that a tourist facility is operating according to the current recommendations of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Croatian Institute of Public Health. By introducing this label, Croatia is putting visitor safety first. Find more here. Also, on THIS link you can find detailed information for your arrival and stay in Istria.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Tourist board of central Istria! 

Pazin free walking tour

Free walking tour of Pazin accompained by a licensed tourist guide in English and Croatian will be held on 14th and 28 of July and 11th and 25th of August. Meeting point: 10 am in front of Memorial Home in Pazin (Šetalište Pazinske gimnazije 1). Ticket price (optional) for Pazin City Museum and Ethnographic museum of Istria: 15 kn per person. Pazin tour reservation: Tourist board of central Istria +385 (0)52 622 460; [email protected] 

Tourist board of central Istria presented its first promotional film

On June 9, 2020, the Tourist board of central Istria presented its first promotional film "DARE TO EXPLORE". The film was directed and produced by Level 52. The promotional film "Dare to explore" is available HERE.


House of frescos in Draguć - working hours for summer 2020.

House of frescos in Draguć will be open every day (except Monday), starting from June 26-2020 until September 30-2020. Working hours: 10:00 - 13.00 and 14:00 - 18:00, closed on Mondays. Welcome to Draguć!

Enter Croatia

For easier and faster crossing of the border of the Republic of Croatia and to make our guests aware of the epidemiological measures in in Croatia, the website has been created. By filling this form online, the process of crossing the border is reduced to a minimum time.
At the same time, all those who fill in their data online, will be sent to their email address instructions that will contain epidemiological information and measures for their safe stay in Croatia. At the moment, the website has a form available in Croatian and English, and over the next few days it will be available in many other languages.

Entering in Croatia with booking confirmation

Dear guests, we hope you are well in this crazy times. We are looking forward to things getting normal and to welcome you in Croatia as our guests. The pandemic situation in Croatia is very favourable and central Istria has been corona free for quite some time now. As a result of this we have received official confirmation from the borders authorities as of May 11th our guest will be welcomed with a booking confirmation and proof of payment. When entering Croatia guest will be given instruction on how to respect the corona provisions as social distancing etc. More informations You can find here
Our villas, restaurant, outdoor activities and towns are open and we are looking forward to your arrival. 

Information regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia

On web site of Croatian Ministry of the Interior you can find frequently asked questions and answers regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia considering the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Find more on following LINK.

Information Regarding Entering Croatia for Foreign Citizens

Following the information after the third reunion of the Committee for tourism of the Istrian Region, held on May 11th, 2020 we bring you the five reasons when the entrance to Republic of Croatia is possible for foreign citizens - from EU countries and third countries as Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. More on link

From 12 March 2020 tourist office will not receive parties

Due to the risk of further spread of coronavirus Covid-19, from 12 March 2020 until further notice, the office of Tourist board of central Istria will not receive parties other than emergencies upon prior agreement.
Requests and inquiries may be made by telephone: +385 52 622 460  or e-mail: [email protected]Thank you for your understanding!

E-bike share/point Pazin

E-bike share/point system is now available in Pazin. There are 4 electric bicycles available, small bicycle service station and info point. The system also includes a separate charger for visitors' private bikes, which is compatible with other charging stations located in ​​central Istria (Tinjan, Cerovlje, Gračišće). You can rent an E-bike until the end of October 2019, and next year (2020) renting is possible from April. E-bike share/point system project in Pazin is financed by the Ministry of Tourism, the City of Pazin and Tourist board of central Istria.

House of frescos in Draguć - working hours

House of frescos in Draguć will be open every day except Monday, starting from July 2 until September 30. Working hours: 13:00 - 19.00. Welcome to Draguć!

Free walking tour of Pazin

Every Tuesday during July and August in Pazin is organised free walking tour of Pazin accompained by a licensed tourist guide in English and Croatian. Meeting point: Contineo travel agency, Trg Male funtane 7, Pazin at 10:30 am. 

Summer workshops at Ethnographic Museum of Istria

My new – old doll: Toys workshop                                                                                                                                         
Mostly because of poverty, children made their own toys with the materials available to them (old rags, broken cooking utensils, sticks...). The girls made rag dolls, boys made rag balls, pipes out of sticks and so on... During the workshops the children will be able to make a rag doll, a whirligig and other toys.

Pottery in Rakalj :
Workshop of making clay pots                                                                                                                     
The knowledge about making pots was passed from generatin to generation, and in Rakalj, as one of the most important pottery centers in Istria, pots were produced from the 60s of the 20th century. Participants will have the opportunity to make pots according to the principle as they were made in Rakalj. After making the pots, participants can take them with them, and when pots are dry can be painted.

: Workshop of making kažun                                                                                                                                              
This workshop helps us to get to know better Istrian cultural landscape and traditional architecture. The participants will learn about about the function, shape and tradition of the little houses called kažuni. The workshop is made with a mosaic technique. According to the template, participants glue thicker pieces of
self-sticking cardboard which look like stone bricks. After that, it could be docored with drawing technique.


Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm
Price: 10 kn per person

E-bike charging station on the area of Central Istria Tourist Board

In order to develop and improve the positioning of Istria as a cycling destination, the installation of a bicycle charging stations was fully financed by the Istria Tourist Board. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Central Istria Tourist Board, the Municipalities of Cerovlje, Gračišće and Tinjan, the Bosch company, which provided electric chargers and the world's giant bicycle manufacturer CUBE, with which the Istria Tourist Board has been successfully cooperating for several years.

Workshops of fresco painting

Workshops of "Buon fresco" technique lead by prof. Hari Vidović in House of frescoes in Draguć every Friday in August at 16.00 h (17.08.; 24.08.; 31.08.2018.) Paint your own fresco and learn more about frescoes art and frescoes in Draguć`s churches! Info and booking: +385 (0)91 723 6224; [email protected] or in House of frescoes in Draguć . More infromations HERE

New tourist map of Central Istria

The brand new tourist map of Central Istria just arrived in our office. Grab your copy and explore our beautiful destination.

Local products shops

Recently are in Pazin open 3 shops with local products from central Istria! In offer they have: local wines, honey, grappa and liqueurs, olive oil, truffles, prosciutto, Pazinski cukerančić, unique souvenirs...more 

Bike trails

More informations about bike trails Buzet-Motovun-Pazin (From old pool to old poll - Od lokve do lokve) and Pazin-Žminj-Svetvinčenat (Trail of waterfalls - Staza vodopada)

Pazinski cukerančić

Cukerančić is a traditional Istrian cake which is the most popular on the weddings and other important family celebrations. LAG "Središnje Istre", Alida Vadanjel and Davorka Šajina try to keep the recipe alive, so they took the initiative to protect and promote this unique cake. There are so many recipes how to prepare a good cukerančić (because every recipe has some small differences), but it is still not define the exact numer of it.

The cake is named "Pazinski" because it represents the way of preparing cukerančić on the teritory of Pazin or central Istria. For preparing Pazinski cukerančić is traditionaly used baking ammonia (or ammonium bicarbonate) insted of using baking powder or baking soda. After baking, the cake gets wet in the wine (Malvasia) just on one side and then it is putted in the coarse sugar. Pazinski cukerančić has a specific shape.

In the other parts of Istria, the cake gets wet in the grappa and then in the sugar (powder). This cake can stay for a few day and still be good. 

Istrian prosciutto pride of Tinjan municipality

Tinjan is a place that proudly preserves its history and tradition whether it relates to the symbols of the area – stone dry walls and pools, Istrian traditional tools (kosiri and rankuni), folklore and architectural heritage, folk tales or legends, or relating to superior gastronomic specialities such as Istrian prosciutto (pršut).The tradition of the production of superb smoked ham is nowadays in Tinjan area  preserved by numerous registered prosciutto manufactories and in 2006 Tinjan proclaimed itself the Municipality of Istrian smoked ham. In October is held International prosciutto fair ISAP

Peka cooking

Traditional cooking method of Istria`s interior. A clay pot and tightly fitting lid with a narrow hole are typically used. Filled with meat, potatoes and vegetables, the pot is buried in hot coals in a open fireplace while the hole remains uncovered. The metod`s slow cooking yields a hearty dish with wonderfully tender meat and vegetables and beautifully integrated flavours...Try it in one of our Family farms

Zip line Pazinska jama

Adrenaline attraction you will long remember starts on Hotel Lovac Green terrace in Pazin, and is divided in four parts. First two lines are 80 meters long and they are preparing us for main lines that are crossing the canyon. Third line is 220 m long, the maximum height of 100 m, just above the sinkhole. We land in the yard of the Writer's house. Here is a starting point for our last and longest line (280 m), which gives you enough time to enjoy the unusual view on a grandiose abyss and a medieval castle on its cliffs. VIDEO

Grad Pazin Općina Cerovlje Općina Gračišće Općina Karojba Općina Lupoglav Općina Pićan Općina Sveti Lovreč Općina Sveti Petar u Šumi Općina Tinjan

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