Hum town, with only 17 inhabitants, is one of Croatia’s most attractive destinations. Let’s join discover what’s interesting inside it!
Hum – the world’s smallest town
Hum is a 349-meter town on the top of Istria hill, Croatia. It 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 ruins of an ancient Roman settlement. After that, the first houses appeared.
Hum town is built and developed inside the castle walls without 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 Until the 17th century, in historical documents, Hum was called a “castrum”, meaning “fortress”.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 in it.
Ways to Hum Town
The most interesting way to travel 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, which was built in 1562 and upgraded by modern workers.
A great destination
Thanks to its peculiarity, the town is truly unique and interesting both historically and culturally. Hum town is especially attractive to nature lovers. Forests, meadows and hills are stunning for long walks or short family excursions.
Despite its small size, Hum has all the usual town services, including: central square, post office, temple, town cemetery, craft souvenirs shop, a local wine store and city museum. Visitors can visit Hum’s traditional konoba restaurant, where you will be invited to try a local herb 38% alcohol made by the 2000-year-old receipt – Humska Biska.