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Pazin

Pazin

Pazin is located in the heart of the Istrian peninsula whose shape reminds of the symbol of life and love.

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Pazin is located in the heart of the Istrian peninsula whose shape reminds of the symbol of life and love.

Pazin is mentioned for the first time in 983 as a fortress (lat Castrum Pisinum). The entire county was in private possession of the Austrian Habsburg house. Pazin castle is the largest and most preserved medieval fortress in Istria. Nowadays it contains the Ethnographic Museum and the Museum of Pazin. During the past Pazin was the center of literacy and Croatian cultural revival. Here it was decided that Istria will join Croatia and Yugoslavia, confirmed by the Paris peace agreement in 1947. Pazin is now the administrative center of the County of Istria.

Pazin’s valley streams along with Pazin’s Cave in which a stream dives underground are a very attractive natural area that attracts many nature lovers - bikers, climbers, hikers and anglers. Beneath the castle walls, in the depths of Pazin’s cave, the river Pazinčica ends it’s flow above ground, continuing underground to the south. Hundred meters below the level of the town it makes two connected underground lakes.
Pazin’s cave, with its halls and lakes of the lost river Pazinčica, inspired world famous writer Jules Verne. In his novel Mathias Sandorf, he led his characters through the cave from Pazin to the Lim channel.
Famous Croatian poet and writer Vladimir Nazor was inspired by Pazin and its secrets, and wrote a legend about Pazin’s Cave. You can see the footprint of Banus Dragonja in the rock near Pazin, where, by the legend, he created Pazin’s Cave by striking the ground with his right foot.

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