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in the city there are many colored houses, and this is third of them. today - the "yellow house" in Novigrad - Croatia

The ancient town of Emonia, Neapolis, Novigrad lies on a peninsula with well protected harbour. It says that here the Greek sailors had established their colony and the Romans the fortification called Civitas Novum. Once the seat of the diocese (520-1831), nowadays it is an urbanized green peninsula, tourist resort on the westen coast of Istria.
The town has developed on an island which was connected to the land in the 18th century. Novigrad has preserved its medieval streets, the old town walls and towers. In the old town there are a few gothic houses, the Municipal Loggia and residential palaces. Although the parish church bearing three names – St. Mary, St. Maximilian and St. Pelages had been restored in the baroque style, it has retained its Romanesque, as well as Early Christian fragments.
Underneath the shrine there is a three-nave Romanesque crypt – a very precious sacral treasury. The basilica of St. Pelages, dating back to the 13th century and the three-nave church of St. Agatha from the 10/11th century also count as significant monuments. To the north of the town, on the peninsula called Karpinjan, there are of the late baroque palace the remains of the Rigo family.This was only a fragmentary historical framework of Novigrad, the town the existence of which has always been based on tourism.

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