„The olive tree is a symbol of the Mediterranean. We could also say that the Mediterranean is where olives grow. In Istria the tree has given much since ancient times; food, medicine, fuel and material for the production of different objects. For thousands of years it has been central to Istrian lives.“

The House of Istrian Olive Oil located in the center of Pula

tells the story of olive growing in Istria through history to the present day. Visiting the museum, you can discover why Istrian olive oil was highly valued by the ancient Romans and how it was produced; what happened to olive oil production during the Middle Ages, how oil was produced by our ancestors and how it is produced today and finally, what are the secrets of creating an extra virgin olive oil of premium quality.

Every visit includes an oil tasting led by a trained person.

You will learn why Istrian olive oils are considered one of the best in the world, you can try oils from different Istrian producers, taste different varietal oils and blends.

Now in one place, person can buy Croatian – Istrian olive oil. We offer best istrian extra virgin olive oil for sale from over 25 producers: Oio Vivo, Brist, Chiavalon , Olea bb – Belic family, Meloto, Olea Prima, Salvela, Negri, Dolija, Mate, Balija, Ipša and many other olive oils.

Included in the price is the audio-guide in 12 languages. For our youngest visitors we arranged a kids corner, so parents can enjoy their tasting of top-quality istrian oils having the children entertained.



The Museum tells the story of olive growing and olive oil production in Istria through history up to present times…


Every visit to the House of Istrian Olive Oil includes an oil tasting led by a trained person. You will learn how to recognize a top quality extra virgin olive oil…


In the Museum shop you can find a large selection of Istrian extra virgin olive oils, objects made of olive wood, Istrian brandies, truffles, lavender…