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Lapidarium museum

Muzej Lapidarium

History & Culture - Museums / Exhibition / Monuments


Istria’s first purpose-built and design museum is the best practice example of how to successfully site contemporary architecture within the context of an old town. The Lapidarium contains a permanent collection of archaeological remains – mostly pre-Romanesque stone works from Novigrad ex-cathedral. The fragments of the inventory are stunning, featuring delicately carved intertwining patterns, familiar Christian symbols, and an array of animals and mythical beasts.

With a permanent collection alongside are challenging contemporary art shows and events throughout the year. There are usually major summer exhibitions featuring a leading Croatian or international artists, and frequent contemporary-art happenings. Part of the Museum is the Rigo Gallery, well known in Croatia and worldwide, it has a fast-moving program of challenging, contemporary art exhibitions.

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  • Monday 09:00 - 15:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 15:00