Kaštel Morosini Grimani

Discover Kaštel Morosini-Grimani: A Journey Through Time in Svetvinčenat

Top Highlights

  • Explore a medieval fortress with a rich history
  • Participate in interactive activities like the Escape Castle game
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the castle towers
  • Experience cultural events and medieval reenactments
  • Visit the multimedia interpretation center for an immersive historical journey

About Kaštel Morosini-Grimani

Nestled in the heart of Istria, Kaštel Morosini-Grimani stands as a testament to the region’s rich history and architectural grandeur. This imposing fortress, located in the charming village of Svetvinčenat, offers a unique blend of medieval charm and modern attractions. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or a curious traveler, Kaštel Morosini-Grimani promises an unforgettable experience.

Castle’s History

Kaštel Morosini-Grimani’s history dates back to the early 13th century, initially built by the Morosini family. The castle’s strategic importance grew over the centuries, particularly after it came under the ownership of the Grimani family in the 16th century. This period saw significant enhancements, transforming it into a formidable fortress and a luxurious residence. The castle has witnessed countless historical events, from military sieges to noble feasts, each leaving an indelible mark on its character.

Restoration of the Castle

The castle’s restoration has been a labor of love, aiming to preserve its historical essence while making it accessible to modern visitors. Extensive renovations have reinforced the structure, restored intricate architectural details, and integrated contemporary amenities. This meticulous work ensures that visitors can safely explore the castle’s many layers of history, from its fortified walls to its grand halls.

Castle Today

Today, Kaštel Morosini-Grimani is a vibrant cultural hub. The castle hosts various events, including medieval reenactments, concerts, and exhibitions. Inside, a museum showcases its storied past, while the multimedia interpretation center offers interactive displays and virtual tours. The castle grounds have been beautifully landscaped, providing a picturesque setting for exploration and relaxation.

When to Visit

The best time to visit Kaštel Morosini-Grimani is during the spring and summer months (April to September) when the weather is pleasant, and the castle’s activities are in full swing. However, each season offers a unique experience, with special events and fewer crowds in the off-season.

What is There to See

Visitors can explore the castle’s towers, defensive walls, and central courtyard. The old weapon archive “Ferlin” and the multimedia interpretation center are must-see attractions. Don’t miss the local product tasting room, where you can sample Istria’s finest delicacies. The panoramic views from the towers are a highlight, offering stunning vistas of the surrounding countryside.

Activities

Kaštel Morosini-Grimani offers a variety of activities to suit all interests:

  • Guided Tours: Explore the castle with knowledgeable guides.
  • Escape Castle Game: Challenge yourself with this thrilling interactive game.
  • Medieval Reenactments: Experience history come alive with costumed performances.
  • Workshops and Events: Participate in cultural and educational activities.
  • Private Events: Rent the castle for weddings, corporate events, or parties.

How Long Does a Visit Take

A typical visit to Kaštel Morosini-Grimani can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, depending on your level of interest and the activities you choose to participate in. Allow extra time if you plan to join a guided tour or play the Escape Castle game.

Local Tips & Tricks

  • Early Bird: Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking and some uneven terrain.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bring water, especially during the summer months.
  • Combine Visits: Consider combining your visit with a trip to nearby attractions in Istria.

When are the Opening Hours

  • January: By request
  • February: During school holidays from February 19th to 23rd, only “Witch Mare’s House” can be visited from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with prior reservation by purchasing tickets online.
  • March: Open exclusively on the following weekends:
    • March 16th and 17th
    • March 23rd and 24th
    • March 30th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Closed on March 31st (Easter)
  • April: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Easter holidays from March 28th to April 7th:
    • Open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Easter Monday: open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • May: Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Closed on May 1st
    • Open from May 2nd to 5th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June: Monday: closed
    • Tuesday to Sunday: open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Closed for visitors on:
    • June 8th to 11th (exclusive use)
    • June 15th (exclusive use)
  • July: Monday: closed
    • Tuesday: open from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Wednesday to Sunday: open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • August: Monday: closed
    • Tuesday: open from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Wednesday to Sunday: open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Closed for visitors on:
    • August 2nd to 4th (during the Medieval Festival)
    • August 23rd (exclusive use)
  • September: Monday: closed
    • Tuesday to Sunday: open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • October: Monday: closed
    • Tuesday to Sunday: open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • November: Friday to Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • December: Open exclusively for group visits and space rentals for various occasions. Inquiries should be sent to info@grimanicastle.com.
    • For individual visits, reopening in March.

Price & Payment Options

  • October to May:
    • Adults: €8.00
    • Children (7-18), students, seniors: €5.00
    • Family ticket: €20.00
    • Children under 7 and persons with disabilities: Free
    • Escape Castle Game per player: €5.00
  • June to September:
    • Adults: €10.00
    • Children (7-18), students, seniors: €7.00
    • Family ticket: €25.00
    • Children under 7 and persons with disabilities: Free
    • Escape Castle Game per player: €5.00

* The family ticket is exclusively for parents or guardians and their children up to 18 years old (maximum 5 people).
** Escape Castle game is only sold as part of the castle tour package.

Payment Options:

  • Cash
  • Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Diners)
  • Web (Online Payments)

Contact Info

  • Address: Cerneccina ul. 6, 52100, Pula
  • E-mail: info@grimanicastle.com
  • Phone: 00385 52 384 318
  • Phone: 00385 91 446 8001

How to Get Here and where to park

By Car:

  • Distance: Approximately 30 km.
  • Duration: About 35 minutes.
  • Route:
  • Head north on E751 from Pula.
  • Take the exit toward Vodnjan.
  • Continue on D75, following signs for Svetvinčenat.
  • Turn left onto D21 and follow the signs to Svetvinčenat.
  • The castle will be in the center of the village.

When visiting Morosini-Grimani Castle in Svetvinčenat, you’ll find several parking options nearby:

  • Castle Parking Lot:
    • Location: Directly adjacent to the castle.
    • Capacity: Limited spaces, often fills up quickly during peak hours and events.
    • Cost: Free.
  • Village Center Parking:
    • Location: A short walk from the castle, around the central square of Svetvinčenat.
    • Capacity: Ample spaces available.
    • Cost: Free or low cost, depending on the area.
  • Street Parking:
    • Location: Various streets around the village.
    • Availability: Check for signage indicating parking regulations.
    • Cost: Usually free, but some areas may have time restrictions.

Tips for Parking

  • Arrive Early: To secure a spot close to the castle, especially during weekends and events.
  • Check Signage: Look out for any parking restrictions or time limits.
  • Walk to the Castle: If parking further away, enjoy a short, pleasant walk through the picturesque village to reach the castle.

Location

How do I get to Kaštel Morosini-Grimani?
The castle is located in Svetvinčenat, Istria, and is easily accessible by car. Ample parking is available nearby.
Is the castle suitable for children?
Yes, the castle offers various activities and educational programs suitable for children of all ages.
Can I book a private event at the castle?
Yes, Kaštel Morosini-Grimani can be rented for private events such as weddings, corporate functions, and themed parties. Contact info@grimanicastle.com for more details.
What amenities are available at the castle?
The castle features restrooms, a gift shop, and a café. Additionally, the multimedia interpretation center provides an engaging and informative experience for visitors.
Are there guided tours available?
Yes, guided tours are available and provide a deeper insight into the castle’s history and significance.
Where can I buy tickets for daily visits?
Tickets for a daily visit to the castle can be purchased during working hours at the box office within the castle, and via the website at the following address: grimanicastle.com/en/tickets
What does a ticket include?
Given the variety of content and activities that the castle Morosini-Grimani provides, as well as the overall destination, different packages and combinations of content have been created depending on your interests. You can find more about the offer of all tickets and packages here.
How long is the ticket, purchased online, valid?
Tickets purchased through the online system on our website can be used one-time within the period of 6 months from the day of purchasing.