Hum – the world’s smallest town – with only 17 people living is one of Croatia’s most loved destinations. Let’s join Vietnam Tourism to discover what’s interesting inside it!
Hum – the smallest town in the world
Hum – a 349-meter town on top of Istria hill, Croatia, is recognized as the smallest town in the world. This town was founded in the 11th century, when the Hum castle was built on the location of the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement. After that, the first houses appeared around. This is one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia.
Hum town is built and developed inside the castle walls, never spreading out. Until the 17th century, in historical documents, Hum was called a “castrum”, meaning “fortress”. Today, the town has only 20 buildings on two paved streets with 17 people living.
The most interesting way to travel to Croatia to Hum is to go from Roc town, 3 km from Hum, along the road with huge stone monuments. Each statue represents a letter of the Glagolitic alphabet, so this road is called “Glagolitic road”.
You can enter the town via a single gate, built in 1562 and then upgraded by modern metal workers.
Hum is located near Roč, deep in the interior of the Istria peninsula. These two towns are connected to a common history and culture, and are now Glagolitic Alley. The history of Hum begins in the Middle Ages Earl, and the fact that the town is completely surrounded by old walls and not many buildings outside are particularly interesting.
Due to its peculiarity, the town is truly unique and interesting with historical, cultural, and Hum explorers especially attractive to nature lovers. Forests, meadows and hills are convenient for long walks and short family excursions.
Thanks to favorable conditions for the growth of Buzet mushrooms, this aromatic fungus almost became a symbol of the town. Therefore, the town of Hum is also called “mushroom town”. A visit to Hum should be ended with a visit to one of the tourist farms.