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Višnjan is scenic and picturesque small town and municipality in the county of Istria in Croatia. It is located in the western part of Istria in the area between the river Mirna in the north and the Lim canal in the south, only 14 kilometers from the town of Poreč. It is located on top of a small hill, 244 m above sea level, surrounded by meadows, fields, and forests of oak and hornbeam. Višnjan name derives from the Latin word "Vicinianus" which means near. In the past Višnjan was the closest town to Poreč. It was first mentioned in the 11th century and until the 18th century was surrounded by walls, which were built during the rule of the Venetian Republic. Today, the municipality of Višnjan has as many as 46 smaller settlements in which lives 2,187 inhabitants. The population is mostly engaged in agriculture and cultivation of olive trees, grapevines, fruit, and cattle breeding (famous Istrian cattle Boškarin). Tourism is developing recently, thanks to the rich cultural and musical events, colorful cuisine, unspoiled nature ...
...and vicinity to the western coast of Istria. Višnjan is best known at home and abroad by Višnjan observatory, famous for the discovery of many asteroids. Near Višnjan is attractive cave Baredine, a phenomenon of this region which is suited for tourist visits. The ideal way to discover surroundings of Višnjan and its natural beauty are bike trails, such as the famous Star trek in the length of 29 kilometers, passing through Višnjan. Attractive Istrian cuisine is worth trying in small, rural tourism households, taverns, and restaurants that offer superb fresh and homemade food such as Istrian prosciutto, cheese, truffles, olive oil... Visit Višnjan, this picturesque little village in Istria, where you can spend family vacations in peace, quiet and green surrounding of the Istrian peninsula. Search for cheap accommodation in Višnjan and surroundings. Apartments, rooms, and holiday homes cheaper up to 40%, without expensive agency fees. Welcome to Višnjan!