• Medieval Nights at the Castle

    28.06.2017 - 06.09.2017

    Svetvinčenat, Kaštel Morosini-Grimani

    Kaštel Morosini-Grimani

    Historical Association Kaštel from Svetvinčenat organizes the play "Medieval nights in the castle" which will be held during the summer season.

    The shows are performed in the Morosini-Grimani Castle and last approximately 60 minutes. The program includes a knights' tournament, the burning of witches, an interesting catapult firing competition and a fire show - where knights fight with flaming torches at night.

    After the show, visitors will be able to visit the castle where the square tower particularly stands out and from which a beautiful view over the town and over the exhibition of replicas of medieval weapons in the Grimanijev tron Gallery can be seen. There will also be stands of local exhibitors with a variety of products. Visitors can perpetuate their arrival at the photo checkpoint or even try their hand at archery.

    Ticket price for adults is 80 kn and for children from 5-12 years of age is 50 kn, while children under 5 years old have free admission to the play.
    Come to the show and experience a return to the Middle Ages in one night.

    Dates od the show:
    28.06., 05.07., 12.07., 17.07., 26.07., 31.07. at 20:30
    09.08., 16.08., 23.08., 30.08. at 20:00
    06.09. at 19:30

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    Povijesna udruga Kaštel
    +385 (0)92 285 7610,+385 98 644 685

  • Summer workshops

    04.07.2017 - 31.08.2017

    Pazin, Etnografski muzej Istre

    Workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays

    10:00 - 12:00 h

    Etnografski muzej Istre

    Workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays

    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.

    Kažun: 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.

    Price: 10 kn per person


    Etnografski muzej Istre
    +385 052 622 220

  • Žminjska štuorija - Stories of Žminj

    05.07.2017 - 20.09.2017


    Program on Wednesdays

    Program on Wednesdays

    Every Wednesday you can enjoy in the Stories of Žminj - Žminjska štuorija

    Žminj Tour
    Free guided sighteseeing of Žminj
    Departure: 10:00 o'clock in front of the Muncipality of Žminj Tourist Board
    Sightseeing tour duration: 1 hour
    Visit to churches: 5,00 HRK  

    Small Žminj fair
    Traditional products, souvenirs of Istria and handmade products fair
    09:00 - 14:00 o' clock

    Latus Open day
    Gornji Orbanići 12/D Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 - 16:00 o' clock
    Each hour there is organized tasting (starter: joghurt, 5 types of cheese, Istrian malvasia, dessert: cow curd)  
    Price per person: 75,00 HRK


    TZ Žminj
    Čakavska kuća bb T. +385 (0)52 846 792

  • Bartulja - St. Bartholomew’s Fest

    24.08.2017 - 26.08.2017


    Folk festival

    Folk festival

    Bartulja in Žminj is the best known and the most popular today’s folk festivity in Istria with at least centennial tradition probably reaching back far into the past. It used to be celebrated on St. Bartholomew’s Day on 24 August, but in time people started gathering the last Saturday in August to meet in large numbers.

    Nevertheless, St. Bartholomew’s Day is still celebrated with a mass held in the church of the saint right at the entrance to Žminj. The point of every Bartulja, both in the past and today, is actually the gathering of people from Žminj in their native place. It is the day when they return to their homes in order to gather around their fireplaces, meet their relatives and friends, have a talk and take a walk around the place. Older people recall that just before Bartulja they would clean their house every day after the harvest and after working in the field so that it would look nice and ready for their relatives and guests.


    Općina Žminj
    T. +385 (0)52 846 250

  • Žminj teče(ka)


    Žminj, Trg Maršala Tita

    Running race

    Trg Maršala Tita

    Running race

    Recreational race Žminj teče(ka) traditionally held on St. Bartholomew’s Fest.
    Sart: in front of the church of St. Michael
    Registration: 8:45 - 9:45
    Start at 10:00
    Race length: 7,3 km
    Registration Fee: 20 kn
    Entry fee includes: a meal after the race


    Općina Žminj & TZ Žminj
    Čakavska kuća bb, 52341 Žminj +385 (0)52 846 792


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Tourist Board is not responsable for any decision of the organizers to change the terms, participants, programmes and prices or to cancel performances

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