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Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc

Uljarska 1, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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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.
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Uljarska 1, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

One of few buildings which stayed after earthquake. The baroque style. Neighborhood helps to rest in a shadow and looking at the building. Kids can sit on a ground eat sth and play. Very close to city center and sea.

Thank Magdalena W
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I haven't seen the Theatre from inside but it is located close to Korzo, I mean, everything in Rijeka is close to each other. There is like a small square in front of it with benches to sit in. Some statues, flowers, you can take...More

Thank Beatriz M
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Try to get inside! That's where it's at! Yes, the outside is beautiful and worth a gander but if there's an event going on of any kind do what you can to go. It is so very worth it. I got lucky and found a...More

1  Thank rhondarecreates
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice looking architecture. Nice spot for taking photos. Must seen in Rijeka. If you go to see Rijeka, go in this theatre.

Thank Ana V
Reviewed March 22, 2017

nice building but it need some alterations......the program is so-so, more suitable for some modern theater than for official theater, the last few general managers did so bad work especially oliver frljić who put in the program all his frustrations and he became typical web...More

Thank Karlo H
Reviewed November 19, 2016

I dot't want to review or write about the program... but if u are in RIjeka, try not to miss it. Same architect for this one, Zagreb... and Vienna!

Thank NataSharPei
Reviewed October 14, 2016

This would be a great place to see an Opera (I think) though I wasn't there long enough to arrange it. The ediface reaks of history.

Thank Warner L
Reviewed August 15, 2016

It reminds me Slovak national theatre in Bratislava and one in Košice. Theatre is situated in small park with smal fountain in front of the building. It is very nice place (with pokestop or what is it)

Thank KatyStejsi
Reviewed April 3, 2016

So, each time I visit Rijeka, i make sure I go and see ballet they have currently, but not only that. I'm not sure how know fact is that this building built under Austria's influence (during Vienna's most successful art period in late 1800's). Theater's...More

Thank Marcella J
Reviewed March 2, 2016

CNT Zajc in Rijeka has very different repeoire- excellent Opera, very good Ballet and very interesting Drama. They make performances for adults and children, for Croatian and Italian spectators equivalent. They try to be different and I think they sucseed.

Thank Olga V
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