Visitor Center dedicated to the Ring Race opened

first_imgThe circular hall consists of an audio and video presentation that will evoke the history of the place and the Ring Race with a look at the most famous people from history and interesting facts from their lives. “The large presentation hall is intended for gathering a larger number of people. There will be short and interactive trainings for groups of guests – about the Ring Race and historically important people, interesting things as well as certain periods in the history of the Municipality and central Istria “, point out the Barbana Tourist Board. The municipality of Barban does not intend to stop by arranging this interactive space about the history and tradition of this area. Namely, their desire is to enrich the display with new multimedia content, augmented reality glasses and the like. The ring race is a popular equestrian competition launched in 1976 in Barban, and the race has become a trademark of Barban and one of the TOP and must see events in Istria. The Barban Visitor Center combines the presentation of a unique cultural and historical heritage in an interactive way through education and visual display with an emphasis on the Ring Race. as part of the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program.  Precisely in honor and with the aim of further promotion of the race, the first Barban Visitor Center was opened in Barban yesterday, dedicated to the Ring Race, but also to the Barban tradition, folklore and way of life. The center consists of ground floor and 1st floor. The ground floor contains an attractive entrance to the Center, a door on which the “protective symbols” of the Ring Race were designed, and upon entering the room you will find an info desk and a souvenir shop. The first floor consists of a long corridor that resembles a racetrack articulated with hoops (rings) accompanied by light and sound effects. As the visitor moves through the corridor, light and sound signals and a speedometer are switched on, which change depending on the speed and approach to the goal or tendril at the end of the race. The smaller hall presents the Race to the Ring through history and its participants, with an exhibit of tendrils and spears arranged around it in the center of the room, traditional folk costumes and accompanying props.  Find out more about the Ring Race event at HERElast_img

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