Buje is a city in Croatia. The area of the town of Buje includes 26 settlements (as of 2006), namely: Baredine (Baredine), Bibali (Bibali), Brdo (Collalto), Brič (Briz), Buje (Buie), Buroli (Buroli), Bužin (Busin) appears in the censuses of 2001 or 2011, but is mentioned in the Official Gazette of the City of Buje No. 08/12 - 27 August 2012 and Gambozzi, Caldania, Kanegra, Castel Venere, Krasica ), Kršete (Carsette), Kućibreg (Cucibreg), Lozari (Lozari), Marušići (Marussici), Merišće (Merischie), Momjan (Momiano), Oskoruš (Oscorus), Plovanija (Plovania), Sveta Marija na Krasu (Madonna del Carso ) / part /, Škrile (Scrile), Škudelini (Scudelin), Triban (Tribano) and Veli Mlin (Molino Grande)

In the area of the City of Buje, there is the settlement of Sorbar, which is abandoned today. The area of this settlement administratively belongs to the settlement of Marušići.



Buje has a rich history, in Roman times there was a small settlement here, and there are traces of life from earlier periods in the vicinity. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was ruled by a barbarian, and shortly afterwards within the Aquileian Patriarchate. This administration did not last long, and Buje was taken over by the Venetian Republic. During the Venetian rule, the bell tower and the church of Sv. Servula, characterized by an unfinished façade, which testifies to the circumstances in the late Mlet period. administration. After the fall of the Venetian Republic, Buje was briefly under French rule in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, which built a railway station that still exists today, but houses a fire station. After the end of the First World War, Istria and Buje were under Italian rule. During II. svj. The war in Istria was an active resistance movement, and after the war it was liberated from Italian rule, but Buje ended up in the free zone of Trieste, which was partly controlled by the Allies (UK and USA) and partly controlled by the JNA. At that time, Buje was the center of northern Istria, it had a primary and secondary school, a police station, a court and other important institutions. At the same time, Umag and Novigrad, once small fishing villages, are growing rapidly thanks to tourism. Despite the fact that Umag has more inhabitants, Buje is still the judicial center of the Buje region.

Monuments and landmarks
Church of St. Servula

Church of Our Lady of Mercy

The legend of the Church of the Mother of Mercy
According to the legend, during the transfer of the votive statue of the Mother of God from Venice, the Buje landowner Paolo Račica was late to enter the city before the city gates closed, so he had to sleep outside the walls. When he woke up in the morning and tried to raise the statue, he could not do so, even with the help of a horse, which the people interpreted as Our Lady’s desire to build her sanctuary on the site.