Today’s peninsula used to be an island, whose population moved to the today’s old town after the fall of the Roman Empire. In the 10th century Umag was surrounded by walls with the town gate and draw-bridge, which are still partially preserved in the south-western part. The main town square is well worth seeing. You will come across the Parish church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Pelegrin (patron of Umag), built in 1760 and a detached campanile, which is built earlier, in 1691. Right next to it is the public cistern from 1677. Take a moment and enjoy the enchanting view of the narrow streets with old houses.
During the summer months Umag and the entire North West of Istria transform into a large entertainment center which makes this region a popular tourist destination. The ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag tournament and the international festival of chamber theatre “Golden Lion” are some of the most popular events worth visiting.