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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Controversial Vessel „Galeb“ to Become Museum in Rijeka

It took a lot of years and endless discussions, but people of Rijeka have finally decided what to do with ‘Galeb’. The controversial vessel (whose name means ‘Seagull’ in English language) will become a sea-based museum. But if you are not of Croatian origin, you may wonder how a simple ship can be a subject of controversy. ‘Galeb’ was originally owned by Josip Broz Tito, the communist leader of Yugoslavia whose historical role is still a matter of much debate. Some believe he was a prudent leader that greatly shaped the world in 20th century, while others deem him to be a tyrant who limited freedoms and countered Croatian interests. His vessel was quite known and may even be considered…

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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…