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    Easy swimming

    by solopes Updated Jan 7, 2015

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    Like (almost) everywhere else in Croatia there's no sand, so the swimming has been made easy by several artificial pools in the sea.

    The surroundings are lively and beautiful, but the rainy weather and late arrival didn't invite us to the water.

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    The center

    by shavy Updated Aug 10, 2014

    In the center you see a lot of old hotels and pastel-colored villas. The city is also rich in historic buildings, including in classical and baroque style. Furthermore, in the center you'll find a large post office, banks and plenty of ATMs. Accommodation can be found in Opatija for everyone. There are ordinary hotels, expensive hotels and two five-star hotels (Millenium and Mozart)

    This town is one of the most popular resorts in Croatia. Mild climate, picturesque scenery and plenty of entertainment. Nowadays almost every villa and every old house connected with the names of great rulers and nobles. If you are not indifferent to the picturesque nature and a romantic quiet Opatija will be perfect for you.

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    The seaside promenade

    by shavy Written Aug 10, 2014

    A stroll in the promenade is really worth is a long way walk along the seaside, it is very interesting place to stroll if you have plenty of time. Take a swim gear with you if you planning to stroll, you can do some swimming too, if you found a spot to swim. The promenade has an easy walking path, where you see many subtropical plants and flowers in bloom.

    During the walk you'll passing through to some hotel resorts, outdoor restaurants and bars so, there were enough place to eat and drink. You see many people swimming along the seaside, also during the stroll you'll see a different views, you can either stop on the way there were benches to sit down relax and enjoy the view

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    The port

    by shavy Updated Aug 9, 2014

    We spent our first night here in Opatija, our B&B is not very far from the center, the owner recommend us a place to eat, so we went down here. This place is packed with pubs and restaurants were located. We have look around this area, there were many restaurants along the promenade so it was a difficult choice, but we had a great dinner

    The port is just on the opposite to the restaurants and you'll have a nice views during your dinner. Fishing and private boat docked where you also have a far view of the other town. The buildings were pretty common color such as from other town, typical in Istria region

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    The beach

    by shavy Written Aug 9, 2014

    Opatija is known to their seaside resort, a famous destination for everyone not only locals, also foriegn visitors. There are enough hotels with private beach, the beach is only exclusive for the hotel guest no outsider can use or swim. For the hotels guest swimming in a beautiful place where they have an umbrella and a folding seat, that is really fancy. But then is very crowded!

    In this place of Opatija everyone can swim anywhere I've notice if you find a good spot to swim then go for it. Seems like an open space for everyone, but be careful the rocks were very sharp and the water could be very deep

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    The Town

    by solopes Updated Jun 17, 2014

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    There's a look of cleanliness and preservation in the whole town, that invites you to compare the architectural influences of its most beautiful buildings. There's no sign of war, there's no sign of difficulties, it seems that locals love their town.

    Yes, I know, we didn't leave the centre! But that was the dominant feeling we could have!

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    Hotel Kvarner.

    by Maurizioago Updated Mar 15, 2014

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    This was the first hotel opened to guests in Opatija. It was built in 1884. At first the hotel was planned as a sanatorium for lung disease patients

    Various events are held in its Crystal Hall; built in 1913.

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    Villa Angiolina and its park.

    by Maurizioago Updated Mar 15, 2014

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    This nice villa was built in 1844 and completely renovated in 2000. Its first owner was Iginio Scarpa; a wealthy merchant from Rijeka. He gave the villa the name of his deceased wife.

    The ground floor of the villa is open to visitors. It is a large room with beautiful paintings on the ceiling.

    Around Villa Angiolina there is a park with about 159 plant species. There you' ll see banana trees, bamboos and also various palms.

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    Agava

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 5, 2012

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    Opatija's parks contain about three hundred species of trees and plants that a legally protected as horticultural monuments. Among them, Japanese Camelia (Camelia japonica) became the symbol of Opatija.
    This is giant American agava which can be seen on the the main promenade, right next to the Slatina beach.

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  • Girl with the seagull statue

    by Kovrchica Written Aug 9, 2011

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    It is the most famous sight in Opatija (1956). When you see the picture of Opatija, you will see this girl. Of course there is a story.
    Formerly there was a statue of Madonna del mare standing at the same place, and than one night after the storm it just disappeared. So, the story was that the statue felt in to the sea. But, I don't understand because the statue is in front of St. Jacob church. hmmm .....

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  • Botanical garden

    by Kovrchica Written Aug 9, 2011

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    Sv. James park near the Villa Angiollina with 3.64 ha of area. You can see really great examples of plant life from around the world.

    It is especially nice to take a walk during the spring when everything smell heavenly. Essence of each and every plant, flower, tree, grass and mediterian herbs is mixed with the smell of the sea. Oh what a royal treat form my soul. I just didn't stop to sniff :)

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  • Lungo mare - the seaside promenade

    by Kovrchica Written Aug 9, 2011

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    You should take walk 12 km long, from the Ičići to Lovran. It is a famous promenade. It is created to take a long walk; to enjoy the sight and breath the air from the sea.

    Maybe you think know this is a boring thing, but if you are searching something to relax you and regenerate from the stress of the work and living in the city, take a walk ...

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  • Slatina - main bathing spot

    by Kovrchica Written Aug 9, 2011

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    No, really, I'm not egsaturating or have subjective comments, Opatija is so beautiful, wherever you look you want make mistake. This city is something else ...

    I have on purpose written bathing spot and not beach because, it i not a ordinary beach like the one you can see at the coast. This bathing spot has kept the old look. You know, the coast in northern part of Jadran is different from the south of the coast where there are long sandy beaches.

    This paved Bath is in the centre of the city with nicely arranged entrance to the sea, and it perfectly fits to the secession buildings that surrounds here.

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    Harbor views

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 12, 2010

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    The riva is the place all come to walk some of the 12 kilometers that they can take along the water edge. Near the center is a playground for kids, and a carnival type rides. We came down to the riva on a Sunday-and hundreds of people come out in the morning to walk and look

    Concrete along the water line View of the horizon
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    Art Pavilion

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 12, 2010

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    Juraj Matija Sporer got this place named after him because in 1859 he suggested that Opatija should become a health resort and sea environment for relaxing. Inside are art gallery pieces for exhibition and for sale

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