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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Museums
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Ranked #2 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Castles
Owner description: Trsat Castle represents a strategically embossed gazebo on a hill 138 meters above sea level that dominates Rijeka. As a... more » Owner description: Trsat Castle represents a strategically embossed gazebo on a hill 138 meters above sea level that dominates Rijeka. As a parochial centre it was mentioned for the first time in 1288. Trsat Castle is one of the oldest fortifications on the Croatian Coast, where the characteristics of the early medieval town construction have been preserved. Today Trsat Castle, beside the Bazilisk souvenir shop and the Gradina coffee bar, is enriched with new facilities – gallery space where art exhibitions are held as well as open-air summer concerts and theatre performances as well as fashion shows and Literary evenings. Within Trsat Castle, at the Petra Zrinskog b.b. Address, is the Trsat Castle Info Point where any information about this building and the town of Rijeka can be found. « less
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #4 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Historic Sites; Libraries
Owner description: The library and Mažuranić-Brlić-Ružić collection are located at Pećine, in Rijeka inside the villa of the famous Rijeka's... more » Owner description: The library and Mažuranić-Brlić-Ružić collection are located at Pećine, in Rijeka inside the villa of the famous Rijeka's family, Ružić. The library has been a cultural monument of the Republic of Croatia since 1946 and was opened to the public in 2000. « less
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Ranked #6 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: At the beginning of the 20th century, Korzo started to assume its modern-day outlines. The main promenade and meeting-point... more » Owner description: At the beginning of the 20th century, Korzo started to assume its modern-day outlines. The main promenade and meeting-point for Rijeka citizens as well as the construction area used in building the symbolic palaces demonstrate various styles including Classical, Historical, Secessional, and Modernist. Urban regulations appeared in the latter half of the 19th century, but these meant only an intensification of the rate of raising the seabed (with sand), and grand public constructions which appear to have very developed the seabed. Even then, at the turn of the century, the picture is of a littoral town straitened by its walls. Today, is hard to believe that until the sea-trench was filled-in and the town walls pulled down, this was only a gravel sea coast with a few wooden embankments and storehouses, a shipyard and a city log house which traded in cereals, fish and salt. « less
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Ranked #7 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Located in the beautiful Governor’s Palace building, it preserves a large part of Rijeka's history and maritime tradition.... more » Owner description: Located in the beautiful Governor’s Palace building, it preserves a large part of Rijeka's history and maritime tradition. Besides its continuous ethnographic exhibition, visit our collection of furniture and portraits of people from Rijeka’s public life. « less
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Museums
Owner description: Rijeka’s St. Vitus Cathedral is the only Baroque rotunda of monumental dimensions built on Croatian land. The construction of... more » Owner description: Rijeka’s St. Vitus Cathedral is the only Baroque rotunda of monumental dimensions built on Croatian land. The construction of this church began in 1638 based on the design of the Jesuit architect G. Brian. The eminent Venetian church, Santa Maria della Salute, served as s model. An elevated spot was chosen for the construction of St. Vitus church at the heart of the then medieval urban tissue. Initially there was a small church of the same name located on the same site, dedicated to the city’s patron saint. The Jesuit order, as creator of the project, immediately decided to use the cult of the wooden Magic crucifix from the original church, which popular legend says began to bleed when a certain Petar Lončarić, threw a stone on it in fear after losing at gambling. « less
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Ranked #9 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Gradski Toranj (City Tower), a symbol of Rijeka, is a good example of a typical round tower access-point, which lead into the... more » Owner description: Gradski Toranj (City Tower), a symbol of Rijeka, is a good example of a typical round tower access-point, which lead into the fortified town. Today it dominates the central part of Korzo, although it was, during its time, overtopped by more recently constructed buildings. It was built in the Middle Ages, probably on the foundations of the Late Ancient, littoral town doors. Some baroque phases of its construction can be seen on the lower part of the front of the Tower, which are characterised by a richly decorated portal, an imperial coat of arms carved out of stone and a relief of the Austrian emperors Leopold and Charles VI. Rijeka paid them special respect due to the maritime orientation they introduced into the state policies of the Austrian court. « less
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Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Ferries/ Boats
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Ranked #11 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Architectural Buildings; Theaters
Owner description: Built in 1885 as a city theatre according to the design of the specialized Vienna Helmer and Fellner workshop, which designed... more » Owner description: Built in 1885 as a city theatre according to the design of the specialized Vienna Helmer and Fellner workshop, which designed similar buildings throughout the Austro-Hungary of the time. Matsch, Kauffungen and Fritsch, and the Klimt brothers, permanent associates of the workshop, were charged with equipping the theatre, contributing to the pronounced central European atmosphere of the town. The exterior is adorned by figurative compositions of Music and Drama by Venetian sculptor Benvenutti. The opening of the theatre was marked by a performance of Verdi's Aida. « less
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Ranked #12 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: The Our Lady of Trsat Sanctuary, the oldest sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Croatia, which is daily visited by... more » Owner description: The Our Lady of Trsat Sanctuary, the oldest sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Croatia, which is daily visited by numerous pilgrims both from Croatia and abroad. It is famous for its numerous concessions and for the pilgrimages by numerous believers throughout the year, and especially on the Assumption of Mary holiday. The Sanctuary includes the Church of Our Lady of Trsat, the Franciscan monastery, the thesaurus, the Chapel of oath gifts, Mary’s park and Pope John Paul II’s pastoral centre. « less
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Ranked #13 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Art Museums; History Museums
Owner description: The museum Includes eleven collections: fine arts, arts & crafts, numismatics, valuable objects, medals, arms from the Second... more » Owner description: The museum Includes eleven collections: fine arts, arts & crafts, numismatics, valuable objects, medals, arms from the Second World War and from the Croatian War of Independence, a collection of theatre and film material, philately, photography, press and technical collections. « less
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Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Saint Mary of the Assumption Church is located along the Roman decumanus road, close to the eastern edge of the former city... more » Owner description: Saint Mary of the Assumption Church is located along the Roman decumanus road, close to the eastern edge of the former city walls and close to the first port on the Rječina River. The church’s interior is decorated with baroque sculptures created by Jacopo Contiero, Giovanni and Leonardo Paccassi, Pasuale Lazzarini, Antonio Michelazzi, Sebastian Petruzzi and with stucco works created by Giulio Quario. The altarpieces are mainly the works of Ljubljana painter, Valentin Metzinger and also Ivan Franjo Gladić. The gravestones exhibited around the church belong to members of the brotherhoods, patrician families and of priests who were buried in the church up until 1901. « less
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Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
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Ranked #16 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #17 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
  • Not in Rijeka 11/26/2012
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #18 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The museum collects works of art by Rijeka artists from 19th century and both Croatian and foreign artists from 20th and 21st... more » Owner description: The museum collects works of art by Rijeka artists from 19th century and both Croatian and foreign artists from 20th and 21st centuries. « less
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: The Rijeka synagogue is the successor of the hospitable facility from 1903 which disappeared in the Second World War.... more » Owner description: The Rijeka synagogue is the successor of the hospitable facility from 1903 which disappeared in the Second World War. Although it is located just a few hundred metres from the one that disappeared, the synagogue that is today used by the city’s Jewish community greeted the end of the war without being damaged. It was built in 1932 as smaller facility with an unexpected architectonic appearance. Today it is the only temple of its kind in Croatia from the modernism period. It was designed by architects Vittorio Angyal and Pietro Fabbro. The lines of the building are simple, of clear modernistic spirit with elements of Mediterranean influence and associations to Art Deco details. In 2008 the synagogue’s reconstruction was terminated during which the building received its initial appearance again. Besides other things, its two altars and oath chest were restored. The Rijeka synagogue is the only facility constructed with the purpose of its kind in Croatia and still operates in its original ritual function. « less
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Ranked #20 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
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Ranked #21 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: The Capuchin church of Our Lady of Lourdes was built from 1904 until 1929 in accordance with plans by engineers Giovanni... more » Owner description: The Capuchin church of Our Lady of Lourdes was built from 1904 until 1929 in accordance with plans by engineers Giovanni Maria Curet and Cornelio Budinich. The modestly conceived neo-Gothic building ordered by the nuns of the Jesus Heart Institute was soon replaced by a monumentally conceived church in honour of the magical cure of the guardian of the capuchin monastery, father Bernardin Škrivanić in Lourdes. It was built as a double neo-Gothic basilica with rich polychrome art carried out in the Lombard fashion. In the beginning, in 1907, the church of the Our Lady of Sorrows was built followed by the 70 metre-long church of Our Lady of Lourdes from 1914 until 1929. The sanctuary was decorated with polychrome stained glasses, and the church’s front facades and altar plaster were decorated by the Venetian sculptor Urbano Bottasso and Rijeka carver, Antonio Marietti. Frescoes in the interior were painted by the famous Rijeka painter, Romolo Venucci. Although the 75 metre-high lighthouse was never built on the church, it became an unavoidable sign for all passengers. « less
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Ranked #22 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
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Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
  • Gorgeous building 06/20/2012
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #24 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: St Jeronimo’s Church and the area of the current Dominican monastery, are part of the large Augustinian monastery complex... more » Owner description: St Jeronimo’s Church and the area of the current Dominican monastery, are part of the large Augustinian monastery complex founded in 1315 by the feudal rulers of Rijeka, the Devinski counts, and was terminated throughout the first half of 15th century by their successors, the Walsee barons. The votive chapels of the Holy Trinity and of the Immaculate Conception are the most important gothic monuments in Rijeka. The Holy Trinity chapel was built by Rijeka captain, Raunacher Martin and his wife Maragrit in 1450 and their emblems can be found on the cantilevers at the entrance to the chapel and remains of frescoes on the gothic ribbed vault are evidence of the influence of the gothic cultural circle. « less
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Ranked #25 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: The Old Gateway or Roman Arch is not a Roman arch as was once presumed, but was in fact the main entrance to the central... more » Owner description: The Old Gateway or Roman Arch is not a Roman arch as was once presumed, but was in fact the main entrance to the central compound of the Roman Tarsatica in late antiquity, an ancient town on whose ruins medieval Rijeka was built. The instincts of Rijeka’s populace in calling this ancient monument simply the Gateway have been proved right, the epithet Roman Arch being gradually accepted since Classicism, when it started to be documented and researched. This Principia was the main centre, supply base and the starting point of the Alpine enclosure, composed of scores of kilometers of protective walls, turrets, guard-houses and larger fortifications usually on high ground which were able to signal to one another, all built with the aim of blocking barbarian incursions towards Italy, the centre of the Roman Empire. « less
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Ranked #26 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Ferries/ Boats; Lookouts
Owner description: The existing breakwater of the main port’s pool is famously known as the “molo longo” because of its length of 1707 m which... more » Owner description: The existing breakwater of the main port’s pool is famously known as the “molo longo” because of its length of 1707 m which today function as a passenger terminal and coastal promenade. Besides the bathing area, the lighthouse on the breakwater’s top. The lost values of relaxation and entertainment by the sea shore found their place amongst the numerous events that take place in the new building of the maritime passengers’ terminal. « less
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Ranked #27 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: t the very heart of the Astronomical Centre, which is comprised of an observatory, a small and a large hall and additional... more » Owner description: t the very heart of the Astronomical Centre, which is comprised of an observatory, a small and a large hall and additional facilities, is a digital planetarium. In order to explain it better, we will compare it to the observatory – whereas in the observatory the visitors can observe a real image of the space via telescope, the planetarium uses digital technology in order to display a simulated picture of the universe.The digital planetarium in Rijeka is the only one of its kind in Croatia and the wider region. It is a hall in form of an amphitheatre, providing 50 seats and 2 additional seats for persons with limited mobility. Once comfortably seated, visitors can enjoy projections (live presentations) of the skyline and celestial objects or watch films on astrology and underwater world, which are displayed on an 8 m diameter dome above their heads. « less
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Ranked #28 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
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Ranked #29 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: A permanent exhibition has been collocated in the Rijeka University Library known as “Glagoljica” in which the Glagolitic... more » Owner description: A permanent exhibition has been collocated in the Rijeka University Library known as “Glagoljica” in which the Glagolitic written and printed heritage has been presented, especially that of the north Adriatic area where the first Croatian (Glagolitic) books were printed, this is where the first famous Croatian printing houses operated: in Senj and Rijeka. « less
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Ranked #30 of 36 attractions in Rijeka
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Since 1700 Trg Riječke rezolucije Square was already a playground for the children of the patricians and here the Stendarac,... more » Owner description: Since 1700 Trg Riječke rezolucije Square was already a playground for the children of the patricians and here the Stendarac, a stone pillar used for the flag which was raised by the emperor Maximilian in memory of loyalty to the city during Venetian occupation in 1508 and as confirmation of the political rights of the city. Originally it was located in front of the old City Hall on Koblerov trg Square, but over the years it has often changed its location. The pillar of over 2 metres high is decorated with three inscriptions that date back to 1509, 1515 and 1766 as well as a relief of St. Vitus holding a model of the city in his hand. « less
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