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    HNK I. pl. Zajc
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    Trsat Castle

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 22, 2005

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    Stari grad Trsat
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    Trsat Castle was a property of the Frankopans, well known Croatian noble family from the medieval times. The medieval castle was probably built upon the remains of a previous Roman observation post and late antiquity refuge.
    In the first half of the 19th century the castle was restored in a romantic Classicist-Biedermaier style by Austrian commander and count Laval Nugent, a native Ireland, who choose it for his last residence.

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    Guvernerova palaca - Torpedo

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 22, 2005

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    The first ever Torpedo
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    In the park around the Governor's Palace two canons for launching torpedoes are found, reminding us that this weapon was invented, developed, first tested and then for dozens of years produced in Rijeka. Torpedo was invented by the Croat Ivan Lupis.

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    Gradski toranj

    by JLBG Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    Gradski toranj (the city tower) is a beautiful tower with elegant proportions, topped by a clock. It was built in the 17th century in barocco style. The arch is topped by a bas-relief representing two Austrian emperors. The Habsburg twin-headed eagle glides over.

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    Crkva sv. Sebastijana

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 22, 2005

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    The small church of St. Sebastian, protector from the plague, is situated in the old part of the town, just a foot from the Cathedral.
    The inscription above the harmious High Renaissance portal reveals the year 1562 as the year of foundation, and Ivan Dotic as its founder. However, there are some indications that this place of worship ,ight be of even much earlier date. Several aimilar small churches had existed in the Old Town, but were ruined after the brotherhoods that supported them ceased to exist.

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    Trg Rijecke rezolucije

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 21, 2005

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    Trg Rijecke rezolucije is situated at the southwest end of the Old Town, dominated by the Baroque church facade of the once Augustinian, and now Dominican monastery of St. Jerome. The monastery was founded in the 14th century as a foundation of feudal masters of Rijeka, its church being the sanctuary and mausoleum of Rijeka's noblemen.
    Left of the church stands the Municipium, built in Neoclassical style. According to the established tradition, the City Flagpole dating from the end of 16th century was placed on a high base and erected on the square.
    The Flagpole was originaly situated on Koblerov Square. It bears a relief of St. Vitus, patron saint of Rijeka, presented as a young gentleman in patrician's clothes. In his right hand the saint is holding a palm, attribute of martydorm, and in his left hand a scale model of the city.

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    Along the Korzo

    by JLBG Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    Along the northern side of the Korzo, where was the city wall, several impressive building, such as this one, have been built between 1850 and 1930. Rijeka, on the whole, does not have the Venetian look of the Istrian cities. It has more an Austrian look, which corresponds at its history.

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    Gradski toranj, close up on the Austrian emperors.

    by JLBG Updated Sep 30, 2004

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    Gradski toranj (the city tower) is a beautiful tower with elegant proportions, topped by a clock. It was built in the 17th century in barocco style.

    The arch is topped by a bas-relief representing two Austrian emperors, Leopold and CharlesVI, as The Habsburg Empire ruled Rijeka when it was built.

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    Vela Crikva

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 5, 2012

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    The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for centuries referred to as "Vela Crikva" (the Big Church) or Duomo by the locals, is the sacral centre that can rightly be believed to have been erected on th place of worship in the period of early Christianity, originaly established on the site of Roman public thermae, the remains of which around the church have only partly been researched.
    The floor of the more representative parts of the thermae were covered in mosaics, preserved under today's pavement of Vele Crikve Square.

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    Katedrala sv. Vida

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 21, 2005

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    The Church of St. Vitus, former Jesuits church and today cathedral, is situated in the Old Town. The cathedral was built on the site where a former smaller church of the same saint, patron saint of the city, was found.
    The church was built by the generous donation of Ursula von Thanhausen, a countess who donated her lands around Rijeka.
    The construction of the church started in 1638 according to the design of the Jesuit architect G. Briani. He drew his inspiration from the Santa Maria della Salute in Venice.

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    Roman Arch

    by croisbeauty Updated May 23, 2004

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    Stara vrata

    Stara vrata - the Old Gateway - or the so-called Roman Arch is definitely not a triumphal arch, as was once believed, but rather a representative portal of the main entrance to the Praetorium, a military command in the late antiquity.
    It is now under the major reconstruction, as you can see on this picture.

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    Vela Crikva

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 5, 2012

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    Above the ruins of the thermae a bell tower was erected in the Middle Ages. Its base contains the stone blocks, obviously taken from some antique buildings. This free-standing bell tower is predominatly Gothic. Owing to its inclination of some forty centimetres, it has become known as "Kosi Toranj" (the Leaning Tower).

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    Guvernerova palaca

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 21, 2005

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    The Governor's Palace, residence and office of the governor of the Hungarian Crown of St. Stephen in Rijeka, in the style of high historicism, is the work of A. Haussmann, a native of Budapest.
    Everything here is a function of the pomposity of the gubenatorial protocol: the exterior with its monumental stone forepart and the interior, the atrium, the salons and the Marble Hall.
    Today the building houses the Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral.

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    City Tower

    by mikey_e Written Jul 11, 2007

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    City Tower from the Korzo
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    The City Tower or Gradski toranj used to be the entrance to the city from the seafront. That is, before the city itself was extended into the sea by filling in the shore with landfills in the 18th and 19th centuries. Now it simply dominates the centre of the Korzo and provides a handy landmark for lost tourists. The locals often refer to it as Pod uriloj, under the clock (from the Italian orologio for clock). It has a double-headed eagle, the symbol of the Hapsburgs, on the side that gives onto the Korzo, and the busts of Leopold I on the left and Charles the VI (who declared Rijeka a free port in 1717) on the right.

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    Opatija

    by croisbeauty Updated May 23, 2004

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    Opatija

    Opatija is traditional and highly-ranked destination on the tourist map of the Republic of Croatia, as well a prestigious destination on the signposts of western Kvarner. It is located only 10 kilometres from the town of Rijeka and might be considered as the suburb of the town.

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    Opatija

    by croisbeauty Updated May 23, 2004

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    Opatija

    The spread of activities is made complete by the town's ability to cater for congresses and yachtsmen, festivals, boating regattas, hotels, villas, apartments and superlative restaurants.
    There are number of splendid accomodation resorts in the town of Opatija, such as: "Kvarner", "Palace", "Mozart", "Millenium", stunning villas and apartments.

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