The City Clock Tower, which was erected upon the former sea-gateway into the fortified city, dominates the main pedestrian area of the town called Korzo. The front of the tower reveals the several Baroque phases with a richly decorated portal.
The tower is flanked by early-classicist palaces, built in the late 18th century after destructions of the city walls.
Above the Baroque gateway, designed by Michelazzio, there are the relieves of the two emperors, Leopold I, who gave to Rijeka the armour in 1659 and Charles VI, who in 1719 proclaimed the town a free port together with Trieste.
Below the clock lies a high relief of the city coat of arms, with two eagles whose heads are turned in the same direction, which is a heraldic curiosity.
The Capucin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes is two-storey Neo-Gothic building finished in 1935 and designed by K. Budinic. Upon his pilgrimage to Lourdes, Bernardin Skrivanic, superior of Rijeka Capuchin monastery, decided to erect in Rijeka a representative building, hoping it would become a new centre of pilgrimage.
This church is favourite motive of Rijeka postcards.
Fondest memory: The Capuchin church is located on the Zabica Square, named after a long time disappeared fountain.
The project of the church was devised mainly by C. Budinich, known by his theoretical research into the Gothic heritage. In this spirit he conceive the building in Venetian Gothic style, inappropriate to Rijeka's tradition, more readily exposed the northern influence.
The construction started in the early 1900s, but extended through several decades. It has remained unfinished, in fact, because the front was to be completed by a bell-beacon tower, according to the original design.
The huge Palace "Adria", named after the first shipping company, was designed by F.Matiasic and finished in 1897, today it is the headquarter of the liner Jadrolinija, the largest liner of Croatia.
The palace is situated on riva, facing the huge port of Rijeka, one of the biggest commercial port of the Adriatic.
The palace, so called "Karolina Rijecka", is situated right opposite to the City Clock Tower. Once it was Royal Hotel but nowadays it was turned into the department sore.
The upper-floor facades of the building is decorated by floral ornaments, while ground and mezzanine floors are of the contemporary iron construction.
The riva of Rijeka, started from Zabica Square, with Royal Navy Palace the first building on the right side of the picture.
During the Hapsburg rules, the town of Rijeka was the biggest port of the empire and the seat of the Hapsburg Roxal navy.
Me, among the pidgeons. Ivan took this photo while I was being surrounded with those birds.
Can you just notice my super dark-glowing skin ?
Well, after about 1 week along the Dalmatia Coast, I managed to get that tan !
No toning lotion whatsoever, just natural dark skin by the Dalmatian Sun !
well...i would start on taking my friend to towns beach,Zurkovo and after that would i go to Hotel Continental for a cake...course the best cakes are in Continental..then would i go to the mall(im a girl..common)..then would i just go home..let my friend rest himself and then would i just take him to Corona in Opatija, course in Corona is the best pizza:)and then would the real fun start..we would go to the Colosseum wish is the hottest disco in Opatija so he can get to know the real Croatian Beauty:)
Fondest memory: of course the sun..:)
its amazing when youre lying on the beach in youre swimsuit and watching the sunset with icecream in your hands:*)
Favorite thing: The bus from Zagreb also continues towards Zadar and Split, so you can enjoy the complete coastline by traveling with these busses! It's nice, comfortable and a far better few than traveling over Zagreb!!!
Favorite thing: Rijeka (Fiume /italian/ or Reka /slovene/) is the fourth biggest city in Croatia (after Zagreb, Split and Osijek) and it's mostly known as Croatian's biggest harbour. As I was just passing, I didn't have time enough to become more familiar with city's cultural live so besides visiting museum (see picture) and a quick walk on Rijeka korzo (corso) that was all.
Favorite thing: Corso, the center of city's social live. Just walk along it once or twice and you'll surely meet someone you know (if you are a native) and if you're not there is one you had to met in the past. Who don't know him? Although an American he has quite a Scottish name: Mac Donald.
Favorite thing: Mali Losinj is quite a turistic city, a lot of hotels, restaurants, shops with daub souvenirs (you know, those made from sea-shells), little boats with local barba's (that are those old guys you can see them in every harbour – remember Hemingway and he's famous novel) who would invite you to a tour to local islands – Unije, Ilovik and Susak.
Favorite thing: The people of Srakane (little island between Mali Losinj and Susak)are poor, says barba Ante. He doesn't know what they are doing for their living. There's a little tourism, they have some sheeps and they all have (just like those from Susak) a great part of family in USA. So barba told me that every year all the people from Srakane go to the States. They speak perfect english and although they are a bit backward (as they were just marrying each other just like those ones from Susak), it seemed to me they are quite happy people.
Susak beach. For everyone: for young children sandy beach – you can go over 100 meters and the watter is stil not deeper than 1 meter
you can also be a nudist (sorry – no pic as I have a good taste :--); well you can vote for this one and maybe, just maybe (if the votes are very much in favour) I migh add one more picture. But you have been warned!!!