Poreč or Parenzo is one of the most significant towns on the Westcoast of the Istrien Peninsula in Croatia besides Rovinj/Rovigno  and the more urban center of Pula/Pola. Poreč  has 16.696 inhabitants (2011). The most significant building in Poreč is the Bishops Building with its Euphrasius-Basilica which is a UNESCO world heritage center.