Dekumanus street description and photos - Croatia: Porec. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Dekumanus.
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Decuman street is the main street of Porec, which originates from the Pentagonal Tower. It is a living architectural heritage that bears witness to the greatness of the ancient Romans. The Decumanus passes throughout the entire peninsula. Before it was the main thoroughfare of the Roman city. Today the streets are lined with stately Gothic houses with elements of Baroque and Renaissance.
The name of the street explains its geographical orientation. The fact is that in the Roman Empire, all streets oriented from east to west were called Decumanus, and those oriented from north to south were called Cardo. And the main city Decumanus was called only Decumanus Maximus. Today this street is the most popular among tourists.
Life here really begins to boil only after lunch and continues until late at night. It is in the afternoon that street cafes and restaurants are crowded with tourists, shops and even discos are open. Souvenir shops, art salons and art galleries - there is a lot to see.
Walking along this street, you can see, for example, the Gothic House, the Pentagonal Tower, built in 1447, the House of Lions and several other famous sights of Porec.
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Topic: Dekumanus street description and photos - Croatia: Porec.