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Višnjan Observatory

Zvjezdarnica Višnjan

History & Culture - Observatory and Lighthouses


The Višnjan Observatory is located 16km from Poreč in the village of Tičan. The number of asteroids it has discovered makes it one of the twelve most productive observatories of all time. During its years of operation, it has proven outstanding in astrometric measurements and the discovery of small bodies. 

The most active current projects unfolding at the Višnjan observatory are those designed to popularize and educate within the framework of the Tičan Science and Education Centre, including programs in many fields of science for pupils of all ages.

Stargazing the Istrian sky will thrill both young and old.  

* Individuals may visit the observatory, during the summer months, every Thursday and Saturday evening from 21:00 to 23:00, and Friday morning from 10:00 to 12:00.

Group visits are by appointment only.

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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 21:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 12:00
  • Saturday 21:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday Closed