Labin - Cultural treasure of medieval beauty on the eastern coast of Istria.

Perched on a hill above Rabac lies the medieval town of Labin, whose ancient name Albona is first mentioned in 285 AD. The city, which was the birthplace of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, a reformer and collaborator of Martin Luther, is now a cultural and administrative centre. Rarely do architecture and cultural-historical monuments blend so charmingly with numerous art studios and the youthful vibe that gathers here, especially in the evening, in numerous cafes.

Nearby is Dubrova with its sculpture park – Forma viva, an open-air space with over 70 works, creating a unique experience for art and nature lovers.

After wandering through the streets of the Old Town, visit the City Museum with its archaeological and ethnological collections, as well as a unique model of the mine in this part of Europe. Explore the memorial collection of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, peek into art studios, enjoy the beautiful view from the town’s Fortica overlooking Rabac, Cres, and the surroundings of Labin, and indulge in shopping in small, elegant shops. The surroundings of Labin offer nature lovers and adventurers numerous opportunities, including sculpture parks, cycling trails, and beautiful beaches near Rabac. Dubrova with its sculpture park – Forma viva, featuring more than 70 outdoor artworks, offers a special experience for visitors.

Cafes and restaurants in the Labin area offer an authentic experience of Istrian gastronomy, where you can taste local specialties. Labin also boasts a variety of cultural events throughout the year, further enriching the tourist offer.

All these elements of tourist attraction make Labin not only a historical destination but also a vibrant tourist destination that offers a unique experience of Istria.

Interesting sites in the wider vicinity of the camp include the Učka Nature Park and the Kvarner Bay with open views of the nearby islands. There are also historical landmarks such as the Morosini-Grimani Castle, located in the picturesque centre of Svetvinčenat, or Pazin Castle. Among the larger historic cities in the area, Pula stands out with its famous amphitheatre, located 40 km from the camp. Labin and its surroundings offer a rich experience that combines cultural heritage, artistic scene, and the natural beauty of the Mediterranean.