Architectural pieces of note range from the Basilica dating to the 6th century, to Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Renaissance, and Roman. A stroll through the old town is fascinating for its dizzying array of architectural styles and origins.
This tower dates from 1475 and now contains a cafe bar. It sits not far off the marina, and commands a view of the sparkling blue Adriatic.
'Our Lady of the Angel' church strikes a militant pose majestically on one side of the main square. Built in 1770 over a much older Romanesque church, it contains several artifacts of significance. Unfortunately, we weren't able to gain entrance.
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I loved to visit Porec. I loved to amble its old town streets. I loved to gawk over the plaques marking the centuries of civilisation affixed to prominent buildings. I loved the pixie dust of the past sprinkled liberally over my senses. I loved becoming familiar with its layout, its sounds, its heart.
That's what travel does. It intoxicates. It weaves spells. It dares to dream. It pulls things out of your soul you never knew existed. It eats you alive and spits you out different, more flavourful, more colourful.
I can't wait to go back.