Buje travel guide
Hilltop town and regional centre; attractive centre with shops, cafes, banks, supermarkets and health centre.
The tall belfry (the second highest in Istria) adjoining the Church of St. Servulus
, can be seen from miles around and standing on the high point of this hilltop town is a striking landmark. It is possible to climb the tower which dates to the 15th century from where the view extends across four countries, Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Croatia. On a clear day it is also possible to see the Italian coastline on the opposite side of the Adriatic. The belfry offers one of the finest views in all of Istria. Buje old town is charming but it is very much a regional centre and not just a tourist destination. Buje has a couple of supermarkets, a pharmacy and medical centre. In the old town among the cafes and restaurants are shops selling local wines, olive oils and truffle products. The local tourist office on the High Street provides information on Istria and the Buje area. From Buje it is a short drive to the coast at Umag
or inland to other picturesque hilltop towns in central Istria such as Motovun
and Groznjan. Buje is in the heart of one of the best wine growing areas and there are signed wine routes which can be followed.