Umag (Croatia) – the most detailed information about the city with photos. The main attractions of Umag with a description, guides and cards.
City of Umag (Croatia)
Umag is a city in the north-west of Croatia in the region of Istria on Adriatic coast. Located at the westernmost point peninsula in a beautiful bay near the border with Slovenia. Umag is a picturesque small Mediterranean city with charming historic center, great beaches (some of which have the prestigious Blue Flag), beautiful nature, rich in history and tradition. It is an ideal place for family recreation: the warm sea and a lot of sun, hotels, apartments and camping sites
- Geography and climate
- Best time to visit
- Practical information
- How to get there
- Food and drink
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Geography and climate
Umag – the most western city of Croatia, located 10 km from borders with Slovenia. The climate is Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winter.
Best time to visit
For a beach holiday it is better to choose a period from June to September. July and August are the highest season. At this time, many tourists, and hotel prices are slightly higher.
- The population is over 13 thousand people.
- The area is 83 square kilometers.
- Language – Croatian and Italian.
- Currency – Kuna.
- Visa – Schengen.
- Time – Central European UTC +1, in summer +2.
In the vicinity of Umag there is a whole placer of excellent beaches, some of which have a blue flag.
- Osmitica Beach is located 2 km from Umag. It’s cute sandy beach surrounded by pine trees.
- Kanegra is one of the most famous beaches of Istria. Located in 10 km from the center of Umag in a charming bay. Is an pebbly
- Savudrija Beach is a pebble beach 8 km from Umag.
- Polynesia or Sol Katoro beach – a pebble beach not far from cities.
- Aurora – a small beach with a blue flag 2 km from the center cities.
- The main beach is the central beach of the city not far from historical center.
The history of Umag is exceptionally interesting and rich. Despite that there is no written evidence of the existence of a city here the period of the Roman Empire, this place was loved by the Romans as a place recreation. The historic center of Umag has kept parts of the city walls and defense towers, as well as the houses and churches of the Renaissance and baroque.
The first mention of the settlement dates back to the 7th century. From 7 to 8 century Umag belonged to Byzantium, later it was owned by the Franks. At 13 century city recognized the power of Venice. The Venetians ruled Umag on over 5 centuries. At the end of the 18th century (after the fall of the Venetian Republic), the city became part of Austria. Habsburg owned by Umag before the First World War. Further until 1954, the city actually belonged to Italy until it became part of Yugoslavia.
View of the old city
How to get there
The nearest airports are located in Trieste (45 km) and Pula (65 km). Venice is only 50 nautical miles from Umag. therefore Venetian airport is a good alternative. Best way to get to Umag – Trieste Airport, which offers a large number of directions. Next you need to get from the airport to the main station and find a flight to Umag.
Shopping and shopping
There are 5 supermarkets in Umag, the largest of which is Plodine. On the main street and in the old town are many souvenir shops, shops with local products and products, boutiques.
Food and drink
Istria is famous for its excellent cuisine, which is located at the junction traditional Croatian, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Here you can taste dishes with truffles, delicious fish and seafood, Istrian pasta, asparagus, pizza. Popular traditional products: olive oil, wine, cheese, prshut (ham).
Streets of the Old Town
One of the main attractions of Umag is its the old town which is a medieval core with picturesque narrow streets, ancient walls and Venetian villas. Unfortunately, to our time there are no buildings and constructions of Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. In the western part The historic center is the oldest tower of urban fortifications.
Umag Old Town
The city walls began to be built in Umag from the 10th century. Most surviving plots and towers belong to the Venetian period.
City walls Umag
One of the main symbols of Umag is the church of Sts. Mary (sv. Rocha) with a beautiful bell tower with Venetian architecture style. Temple was built at the beginning of the 16th century and is an architectural dominant old town.
Church of sv. Mary’s
Not far from the city (on Cape Rosazzo) there is a small, very old church of sv. Peregrina (Pelegrio). It was built on the place where the same name was executed by order of Diocletian Saint.
Umag Old Town
- The lighthouse in the town of Savudrija is the oldest on the Adriatic. Built in 1818 and has a height of 36 meters.
- The ruins of the ancient fort of the 5th century Sipar, which can be seen in low tide time.
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