BEST PERSERVED CASTLE ON THE ISTRIAN PENNISULA
The Morosini-Grimani Castle is a medieval edifice with expressed Renaissance features. It was named after the two families, its owners. Svetvinčenat was erected on the border which changed through history with the exchange of conquerors. It was first mentioned in 983 in the document by Oton II as the property of the Bishop of Poreč. Both families, the Morosinis and the Grimanis are the most significant in the history of the castle as well as of the entire village. This is why the castle was named after them: Morosini-Grimani. The castle is shaped as a square. There are two round towers on the corners of its northern walls, while a square tower is located on the southeast wall. Therefore, the Morosini-Grimani castle represents a form of the late medieval construction with expressed Renaissance characteristics.
The stone castle Grimani, the best-preserved castle on the peninsula of Istria and the largest Svetvinčenat building, stretches over almost the entire north side of Placa. The castle used to be the destination for tradesmen, soldiers, aristocracy guests, and travel writers, and today it attracts curious passers-by and tourists. Alongside tourists, it also attracts event organisers, who choose the venue due to its historic ambient.