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Motovun is a popular hilltop town in Istria, a peninsula of Croatia. Motovun is about 25 km northeast of Poreč. Motovun has become the most touristy of all Istrian hilltop towns, and is sometimes called the king of the hilltop villages.


The town was fortified in the 14th century on the decision of the Venetians by two thick walls that surrounded the town.

Town centre
Views of the surrounds

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The town of Motovun is not very well accessible by car and chances are high it may be impossible to find a parking space. There are, however, large parking plots located on the bottom of the village, from where you can easily walk up the village.

By bus[edit]

There are about 5 buses daily to Motovun from Porec. The drive takes 35 minutes but remember to plan your return carefully and check the schedule in advance.

Get around[edit]


  • St Stephen Church.
  • Ramparts.
  • The spectacular views from the town over the surrounding countryside.




There are various little artisan shops scattered within the town.


The region is known for truffles which are served at the restaurants in the town.




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