One of the cultural and historical sights of Rovinj is the baroque Balbi arch, which is still the main entrance to the Old Town. Apart from being one of the unavoidable tourist spots and one of the most recognizable symbols of Rovinj, Balbi's Arch is one of the seven city gates of medieval Rovinj. This arch was built in the 17th century, during the time of Rovinj's mayor Daniel Balbi, as evidenced by an inscription on a stone slab placed on the arch. Today's site used to be the main gate of a fortified town called Porton della pescheria or the Gate of the Old Fish Market. So today, the old town is entered under a picturesque triumphal arch called Arco Balbi, whose restoration was completed in 2019.
There is also a City Hall, which has been extended and renovated many times over the centuries, and in 1935 it got its present appearance. The core of the City Palace, which still houses the city administration, dates from the 16th century. The facade of the City Palace is red, additionally accentuated by a white stone portal, windows and stone slabs with a series of coats of arms of Venetian and Rovinj families, as well as the city coat of arms. The City Palace, ie the City Hall, is the seat of the mayor and the city administration.