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Hilltop Walled Ancient City of Motovun

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Address: Motovun, Croatia
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I was astonished by this place. Just driving underneath it and looking at the city was amazing, and then seeing the view from the top.. Breathtaking! Also stop somewhere for... read more

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was astonished by this place. Just driving underneath it and looking at the city was amazing, and then seeing the view from the top.. Breathtaking! Also stop somewhere for truffles and wine.

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Fairfield
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Motovun is a simply beautiful hill town and well worth a visit.(even though I personally prefer Groznjan and tiny, virtually unknown Hum) Since the few roads in the town itself are narrow and steep and in no way equipped to handle the large influx of tourist vehicles, there are a number of large parking lots at the bottom of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This town looks like a movie set and is quite charming. Everything was closed in the winter and the town is devoid of tourists. We felt like we had the whole town to ourselves being the only people walking the streets.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I went to see this ancient walled village and was pleasantly surprised. It is absolutely beautiful and you can imagine what it would have been like to live there in the olden times. The views from the wall into the valley is sensational. There are magnificent irrigated fields growing a number of crops. Inside the walled village are many interesting... More 

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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Absolutelly lovely place. Cars are not allowed inside, but it's a such a small town that you will manage to walk around. And the walk is wonderful! Charming, cosy, sunny, must see!

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

You get bussed up to near the top of the hill and then walk up the narrow cobbled streets. Enjoy a circuit of the ramparts (and see the huge straw man).

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Bromont, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

City was built in the 13th century. Walls are still in perfect condition. However compared to groznjan, cars are allowed. This fact gives a taste of more modernity to the city. This is why I preferred Groznjan. We can either take a bus to go up, or you drive yourself (we did). One hour is enough to walk the walls.... More 

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Graz, Austria
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you stay in Motovun in October and you are early enough, the sunlight over the fog in the valley gives you an absolutely great experience.

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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

The square at the top of the climb offers some wonderful architectural artifacts, photos and stories.

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Ljubljana
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was surprised by how beautiful the town was. It has nice energy and lots of good restaurant. I think that September and October are probably the best time for visit, as it is not to hot, colors are vivid and you can it is good time for eating truffles.

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