What to do in Istria during bad weather

June 15, 2024.

Istria is a beautiful region known for its coast, beaches, and sunny days. But what if the weather isn’t perfect? Do not worry! Istria offers numerous interesting attractions that are ideal for visiting during bad weather. Here are some suggestions:

Baredine Cave, Poreč

The Baredine cave near Poreč offers a fascinating insight into the underground world of Istria. During the guided tour, which lasts about 40 minutes, you can see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, underground lakes, and unique forms created by nature over thousands of years. The cave is suitable for visitors of all age groups, and a special attraction is the endemic species of manfish (Proteus anguinus).

Raša mine

Raša is known for its mining past. The mine in Raša offers a unique opportunity to explore underground tunnels and learn more about the life of miners. The mine museum offers interactive exhibitions, original mining equipment, and multimedia presentations that will take you back in time and evoke the hard life of miners.

Aquarium Pula

Aquarium Pula, located in the historical Austro-Hungarian fortress of Verudela, is an ideal place for the whole family. The aquarium contains more than 200 different marine species from the Adriatic Sea and exotic tropical fish. Special attractions are sharks, rays, and large marine aquariums. Children will enjoy interactive exhibitions and educational content.

Labin Public Museum

The Labin Public Museum is located in the Baroque Battiala-Lazzarini Palace in the old town of Labin. The museum offers a rich collection of historical, ethnographic, and archaeological artifacts that show the rich history of Labin and its surroundings. Particularly interesting is the reconstruction of the mining corridor, which provides an insight into the mining past of this region.

Museum of Istrian Olive Oil, Pula

Olive oil is an essential part of Istrian culture and gastronomy. In the Museum of Istrian Olive Oil, you can find everything about the production of this liquid gold, from ancient times to modern techniques. The museum offers tastings of different types of olive oil, which is the perfect opportunity to learn to recognize quality oil and enjoy its flavors.

Bad weather doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up in a vacation home or hotel. Istria offers numerous interesting and educational attractions that will entertain you even on rainy days. From underground caves and mines to museums and aquariums, Istria has something for everyone. Explore and enjoy the rich cultural and natural Istrian heritage, regardless of the weather!