Istria’s first purpose-built museum is a first-class example of how to successfully site modern glass-cube architecture within the context of an old town. Designed by award-winning architectural duo Rendić and Turato, the Lapidarium was built to house Novigrad’s small but impressive collection of archeological remains – mostly Romanesque stonework from medieval Istrian churches, although there is the odd Roman-era piece here as well. The Romanesque pieces are stunning, featuring delicately carved intertwining patterns, familiar Christian symbols, and an array of animals and mythical beasts.
|Venue name:||Museum Lapidarium||Contact:|
Veliki trg 8A
|Opening hours:||June-Sept 10am-1pm, 6-10pm Tue-Sun. Oct-May 10am-1pm, 5-7pm Tue-Sun|