Thanks to our camera you can watch live on one of the most famous events in Istria - Trka na Prstenac (The ring race). Of course, at the time when race is held, actually the third weekend in August.
This is a knightly game that has been considered as a trademark of Barban, and with its rules quite resembles a popular game in Sinj - Sinjska Alka.
Within twelve seconds it is necessary to cross the 150-meter-long path and hit the ring with a spear. This traditional game was first mentioned in 1696 when the Venetian family Loredan organized it during various fairs in order to attract as many visitors as possible.
In the rest of the year, you can also keep track of events in this area and see the working people, the parked cars and the little Romanesque church of St. Opat.
Barban is a picturesque medieval settlement of the acropolis in the southern part of Eastern Istria, located 28 km northeast of Pula, above the Raša river valley. The town of rich history has a lot of monuments of the past and a number of interesting things to visit.
Well-preserved architectural buildings from the baroque and gothic period, frescoes and Glagolitic records, churches, palaces and city walls make Barban a very attractive excursion destination and destination for all the lovers of cultural and historical heritage.
Due to the great development of tourism, the locals of Barban turned to agrotourism and merged these two economic branches. The Barban area is suitable for hunting tourism because the area along with the forests and the valley of the river Raša is full of birds and wildlife and riding that has become more and more popular lately. The rich country provides quality wines, so Barban can certainly indulge in numerous wine cellars. Barban is a real destination, every season, for family vacations, scientific work or romantics who love solitude and peace.
The anniversary game The ring race held every year in August is also very famous and what makes tourists come to Barban.