First Roman, then Venetian (from 1262 to 1797), it became the capital of Istria under the Habsburgs. Modern-day Porec is a thriving tourist resort as is shown by its wealth of hotels which can accommodate up to 100,000 people. Its coast and immense cultural heritage, such as the extraordinary mosaics of the Euphrasian basilica, a World Heritage Site, attract throngs of crowds every year.
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