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A site to visit along with the fountain.

The venitian arch is worth a photo, this was the entrance to the old town I believe it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
History stuck out of place

The arch is very nice It’s location is weird to say the least The details could be highlighted but... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Entrance to old Venetian Quarter
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“winged lion” (6 reviews)
“town gate” (2 reviews)
Main Square, Rovinj, Croatia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venitian arch is worth a photo, this was the entrance to the old town I believe it was a separate island with an old town wall and was filled in at a later date.

Thank MikeSwann
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The arch is very nice It’s location is weird to say the least The details could be highlighted but a whole arch picture is compromised by the surroundings

Thank badrax
Reviewed 10 October 2017

If you're walking through Rovinj (which I highly recommend doing) you can't miss this arch. It's gorgeous, and very fitting with the character of the town.

Thank sargar69
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This gate is just off the main square near the port. It provides and entrance to the old town from where you can walk up the hill to the cathedral. Make sure that you stop to take in the beauty and history of this before...More

Thank CorvettePete
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

But it's a great entry point to the old town so it doesn't take long to see it! Look up to see the Turks head facing outward and the Venetian head facing inward.

Thank w0rkingt0travel
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This gate is the entrance to the old town. Gate was built in the 16th century. Also on top of the gate is a turkish head on one side and a venetian head on the other. Small entrance to a lovely town.

Thank SagarVS
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I'm not a huge fan of such gates, but I liked this one, fits very well in there. Seems to be the best way to enter the old town for first time visitors.

Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This Venetian arch is a grand entrance into the old town. It is decorated with the winged lion of Venice. A good photo opportunity. Follow the winding cobbled streets leading from the arch and explore this charming old town. Gaze in the windows of artisan...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I came here after reading the good reviews on TripAdvisor. The Balbi Arch is a historic arch with nice architecture. On the top is the symbol of Venice- a winged lion. Nothing too special, but a nice place to go and see,...More

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful entrance in the old town, it seems to enter in a time machine and go back in 80 years. Really beauty in the night.

Thank fradigioia89
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