Which is why it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. It was named after the Bishop Euphrasius, who lived in the sixth century. Tourists can climb its bell tower and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Other important monuments include the Gothic House from 1473, the Istrian Council House, the House of Two Saints, the Round Tower and the Pentagonal Tower, both from the second half of the 15th century, the Northern Tower, the Zuccato Palace….Square Marafor, built in the 1st century, used to be the biggest Roman sanctuary in Istria and the Great Temple of Neptune used to be the biggest of its kind on the Adriatic.
As for the Istrian towns, the town of Poreč prides on a whole group of historic monuments out of which the Euphrasian Basilica is the most valuable one!