Pasin Castle is the biggest and the best-preserved medieval fortress in Istria and was first mentioned in written documents in 983. The 9th Century castle of Pasin (Kastell) is build dramatically on a cliff top overlooking a gorge and the entrance is over a drawbridge. The current layout dates to the 14th and 16th Centuries when some additions were made to the castle and the four wings were joined forming a courtyard.
Istria (Croatian, Slovene: Istra; Italian: Istria; Istriot: Eîstria), formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.