Apartments, Houses and Chalets for Sale in Novigrad, Croatia.
Novigrad - Istrian Peninsula, Croatia
Novigrad - Cittanova
Novigrad, once a peaceful fishing port has, over the years, become a compelling tourist destination. Whilst popular with tourists from all around the world, Novigrad has managed to keep its friendly and appealing charm of a typical unobtrusive Mediterranean fishing town.
Novigrad from the air
Its harbor is always busy.
Fishermen knitting their nets, washing buckets, talking…
Probably complaining one to another about bad economy, lack of fish, high petrol prices…
Novigrad - city wall
Seagulls keep screaming, reminding fishermen that despite everything they need to eat.
Novigrad was originally an islet that was joined to the mainland only in the 18th century. The old town has maintained its medieval urban plan until today. Originally the Roman settlement went by the name of Emona (Emonia) which became Neapolis in the 6th century and then Civitas Nova (Newtown). Novigrad is the Slavic translation.
Novigrad - city wall at night
The various masters Novigrad-Cittanova had had throughout its history - Byzantines, Franks, Germans, Venetians, Napoleon, Austro-Hungarians, Italians - all left their traces here. These traces can be found on each and every step in streets and squares of Novigrad-Cittanova - in its rich cultural and historical heritage - its Venetian Gothic mansions and the city loggia, residential palaces...
Novigrad - panoramic view
Novigrad’s attractions include:
Novigrad - Crypt below St. Pelagije and St. Maksim church
- Novigrad Lapidarium (museum collection of stone monuments from the ancient times as well as the late middle ages),
- Parish church of St. Pelagije and St. Maksim (aisled basilica, obtained its original form during the old Christian era, during the foundation of the Novigrad diocese),
- St. Agata church (romantic building with roots in the 9th century),
- Town walls ( built in the 13th century),
- Rigo palace (built in 1760, the home of the patrician family Rigo, middle European baroque),
- Belvedere (lodge built in the 16th century),
- Dajla castle (country villa-monastery)
- and numerous other historical buildings
Novigrad - seaside-promenade
Behind the high altar of the St. Pelagius' Church lies a sunken (early) Romanesque crypt, the only of its kind in Istria, and one of only a few in Croatia. The crypt has three naves, with strong cross vaults and two small, vaulted spaces in the dead corners. In the central part, the confessio (chamber with holy tomb) is located, bearing an inscription with the name of Bishop Adam from the year 1146.
Novigrad - Karpinjan-beach
Beaches in Novigrad are typical for Istria. There is a town beach just out the town walls. It is not a beach in a real sense of the word, but cemented sunbathing platforms.
The really good beaches like Karpinjan Beach, Maestral Beach, Mareda Beach, Sirena Beach and Laguna Beach are one or two kilometers out of town, reachable by illuminated walking and cycling path, road access is also available.
Novigrad - Sirena Beach
Novigrad - Old Town
Novigrad, especially in the summer time, has many festivals, their specialty - gourmet festivals, and there is a lot of good food, especially seafood with very affordable prices. There is a variety of little restaurants, local »konoba«, coffee bars; everybody can find a spot for themselves.
Novigrad - Belvedere