Rovinj (Croatian pronounced [rǒʋiːɲ]; Italian: Rovigno, Istriot: Ruvèigno or Ruveîgno, Ancient Greek: Ρυγίνιον (Ryginion), Latin: Ruginium) is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea with a population of 14,294 (2011). Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. Istriot, a Romance language once widely spoken in this part of Istria, is still spoken by some of the residents. The town is officially bilingual, Italian and Croatian, hence both town names are official and equal.
Rovinj was already a settlement of Venetian or Illyrian tribes before being captured by the Romans, who called it Arupinium or Mons Rubineus, and later Ruginium and Ruvinium. Built on an island close to the coast, it became connected to the mainland much later, in 1763, by filling in the channel.
Alan W. Little | Sep 7, 2017
Great little museum for those who love small boats.
Toni Krasnic | Aug 8, 2016
Great museum to learn more about batana boats. They also have a corner for playing where you learn about putting together all the parts of a batana boat.
Ando Saina | Nov 21, 2015
The Batana Eco-museum is unique on the Adriatic and Mediterranean! It is dedicated to the traditional wooden boat known as the batana and to the community which has chosen it as its symbol. As the town of Rovinj’s most widespread traditional vessel, the batana reflects the continuity of its local maritime heritage, as well as the continuity of the everyday lives of the local people. Must visit in Rovinj!
sophia LAUREN | Sep 25, 2017
Edo Donkers | Jul 30, 2015
Take the batana trip, including diner, and the evening is wonderfull.
karelle trottier | May 8, 2018
Everything is in Italian and Croatian. There is not even a real Batana boat in the museum. I want my 20 kuna back 😥
Liang Zhao | Jul 19, 2018
This is the most ridiculous museum I have ever seen. It even not big enough to fit in a actual boat, and this is a museum about boat! Totally not worth the money for the ticket.
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