About Rijeka

The largest naval port of Croatia is anything but your regular spot for transporting goods. Rijeka is a city of rich musical scene, notable landmarks and unique historical background. Existent even in the times of Illyria state, Rijeka is recognizable for its central promenade situated under charming baroque clock tower.

Hometown of many influential Croatian rock bands, Rijeka is considered one of the most important sources of alternative culture in the country. It’s industrial nature didn’t prevent it from having beautiful beaches, such as remarkable Sablicevo. History has left many examples of fine architecture, including the fort of Trsatska Gradina, dating from 13th century and Cathedral of St. Vitus, the only Baroque rotunda of the kind in Croatia. Rijeka is also important for Catholic spirituality. According to legend, angels brought home of Virgin Mary in the local Sanctuary of Trsat, before moving it to Italian town of Loreto.

The city is also known for its large annual carnival, museum of technology and morcic jewels, shaped as fatty oriental servants.

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Have a Peek at ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Filming Set

It seems that entire Hollywood is visiting Croatia at the moment. While Samuel L. Jackson enjoys burgers in Zagreb, Salma Hayek is spending some quality time in the wine cellars of Istrian Bale. And our photo-reporters had the opportunity to film the making of a rather exciting movie scene in Rijeka. The otherwise picturesque public stairway that bonds Hotel Bonavia with town marketplace became a site of a furious car race. The action-filled sequence was actually filmed for the movie ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ which is being made in Croatia and features a number of internationally known stars (not mentioning the ones above). Have a peek of what Rijeka streets look like now in the image gallery below. Photo: Martin…

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Zlatna Skoljka

Founded as early as 1885, Zlatna Skoljka has the oldest tradition as a restaurant in the entire Rijeka. Tied with…

Na Susaku

Close to Rijeka’s Tower Center, a bistro called Na Susaku prepares local delicacies with wit and impressive presentation. Whether you…