Located on a peninsula that used to be an island, Umag is the largest city in northern Istria, established during the era of the Roman Empire. In the tenth century, Umag was surrounded by walls with a town gate and draw-bridge, which are still in a partially preserved condition in the south-western part of town. The main town square is well worth seeing. There you can see the Parish Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Pelegrin (patron of Umag), which was built in 1760. There is also a detached campanile, which was built in 1691 right next to the public cistern from 1677. Don’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the enchanting view of the narrow streets with old houses.
During the summer months, Umag and the entire northwest of Istria transform into a large entertainment centre, which makes this region a popular tourist destination. The ATP Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag tournament and the international festival of chamber theatre "Golden Lion" are two of the most popular events worth visiting.