Top Historical Places in Trieste

Are you looking to explore the history of Trieste through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Trieste including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Trieste. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Trieste ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Trieste, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Trieste for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Trieste with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Miramare Castle

    4.7 (537 Votes)
    Miramare Castle

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Castle, Historical Site

    The Castle of Miramare and its Park were built by Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg who decided to have a residence befitting his rank built on the outskirts of Trieste, facing the sea and surrounded by a lush garden. The castle is breathtaking to say the least and the surrounding gardens add to the unadulterated beauty. The remarkable architecture of the Castle is the amalgamation of Gothic, me...Read more
  2. Castle Of Saint Giusto

    4.4 (336 Votes)
    Castle Of Saint Giusto

    Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Originally a Roman fort, was built by the Venetians in the Middle Ages and was eventually pulled down in the 14th century by will of the Patriarch of Aquileia and, in 1470 itself, it was rebuilt by Friedrich II of Habsburg. Currently, the museum of Trieste is located here. The castle has been preserved in an immaculate condition and offers beautiful views of the sea and the city. There are grea...Read more
  3. La Foiba Di Basovizza Or Cave Of Basovizza

    Outdoors, Observatory, Historical Site, Monument

    The Cave of Basovizza, declared a national monument in 1992, is the symbol of all the atrocities committed at the end of World War II and subsequent years by militias and supporters of the Communist dictator Tito. It now serves as a memorial to all the innocents that were killed in that inhumane incident and is frequented by people across generations and nationalities.
  4. Val Rosandra

    Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Historical Site

    On the border of Slovenia and Italy lies this natural paradise called Val Rosandra which is a valley named after the river that runs through it. Designated as a national park, there are a number of recreational possibilities for adventure and nature enthusiasts here. From hiking, climbing to simply enjoying the view, this valley is quite popular for its untouched beauty and bountiful surroundin...Read more
  5. Faro Della Vittoria Or Victory Lighthouse

    Outdoors, Light House, Observatory, Historical Site

    Apart from guiding the night time navigation on the Gulf of Trieste, the Victory Lighthouse also acts as a memorial to soldiers of the World War I. The lighthouse stands at an imposing height of 223 feet and has the honor of being one of the tallest lighthouses in the world. A sort of a landmark for the city, this lighthouse was built on the remains of an Austrian fortress. The statue called &l...Read more
  6. Saint Spyridon Church Or Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa Di San Spiridione

    Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Built in the Greek orthodox style, the Saint Spyridon church is a magnificent church, both from the inside and the outside. The outer façade has sculptures from Emilio Bisi and the architecture is designed by Carlo Maciachini. The Interior is a great combination of Serbian Orthodoxy elements and Italian baroque and byzantine styles. There is intricate mosaic work inside the church which ...Read more
  7. Teatro Romano Di Trieste

    4.2 (94 Votes)
    Teatro Romano Di Trieste

    Art And Culture, Theatre, Architecture , Archaeological Site

    Excavated in 1814 and dating back to 1st century BC, this Roman Theatre stands at a place of pride, right in the center of the city. Easily seating 3500-6000 spectators, this theatre is an important archaeological discovery in Trieste. It is said to have built in the time of Emperor Trajan. It was destroyed in the 6th century when Trieste was under siege by the Lombards.
  8. Kleine Berlin

    Outdoors, Walking Area, Historical Site, Nature

    Kleine Berlin is a series of air raid tunnels that were used during the World War II by Germans. The German authorities built an anti-airraid tunnel for their soldiers and civilians in Trieste and hence began the construction work of Kleine Berlin. The underground complex is divided into two sections, one of Italian construction and one of German construction, that are both structurally differe...Read more
  9. Civico Museo Sartorio

    4.3 (136 Votes)
    Civico Museo Sartorio

    Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site

    The Civico Sartorio museum has recently re-opened after many years of refurbishment. It is located in a charming eighteenth-century villa that belonged to the Sartorio family. The mansion still boasts of its original furnishings and décor including the porcelain, ceramics and the beautiful art collection. The Rusconi-Opuich collection that comprises about 2500 pieces of various kinds of ...Read more