Rijeka Travel Guide

  • Topt View of the city east side
    Topt View of the city east side
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  • Trsat Castle perched on hill
    Trsat Castle perched on hill
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  • Ploech Palace
    Ploech Palace
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Rijeka Highlights

  • Pro
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     A lot of very elegant buildings with ornate facades 

  • Con
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    AUSSIECRO says…

     speedy drivers,traveling on a old bus,pigeons 

  • In a nutshell
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     Plan a route to see the sites-since there are many 

Rijeka Things to Do

  • Vela Crikva

    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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  • Vela Crikva

    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...

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  • St.Vitus' Church

    The former Jesuit Church, and today cathedral Church of St. Vitus.The Jesuits decided to use the cult of the Miraculous Crucifix from the old church, which, according to the legend, started bleeding when a certain Petar Lonsarik, angered by a gambling loss, threw a stone at it. The construction of the new church started in 1638 according to the...

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Rijeka Restaurants

  • Local Specialities of Coastal Cuisine

    Konoba Borik (konoba is the best place to experiment typical home-made cuisine and local wine; they were once the places where fishermen hung out and got someone else to cook their catch for them) is located in a quiet and isolated part of Rijeka, in the park by the sea, only a few steps from the beach. It has an air-conditioned space with an open...

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  • Wine cellar

    The housholder has his own wine in the cellar. That is the second (and the last one) thing I saw those people from Susak are growing (besides sheep cheese)The wine is nothing special but you should try it just to be sure. Wine

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  • Zebra Caffe and food

    Although it is caffe bar, you can order very good bruscete and sandwiches. They have gorgeous wines in stock, so don't miss them.Zebra print seating and pink neon lighting reminds us on eighties, and big terrace is ideal for little rest during the hot summer days.Also, inside the bar is gallery of one local painter, whose pictures can be bought for...

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Rijeka Nightlife

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  • Rock Pubs and Clubs

    MMC "PALACH" -- Rijeka’s main counter-culture hangout is dedicated to Jan Palach, the Czech dissident student who set himself on fire during the Soviet invasion in 1968. DJs, performances and exhibitions bring life to the student scene in this grungy space tucked away behind Korzo.Address : Kružna ulica 6Tel : (+385-51) 215 063 Fax: (+385-51) 320...

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  • Palach club

    Legendary place in Rijeka dedicated to alternative sound and way of life is one of the most popular spots for youngsters during the evening and weekend nights. Three halls with diferent music and one big for concerts, as well as interactive place for exibitions, comic library and sometimes video productions or presentations, makes this place ideal...

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  • Alternative Fun

    Hurray!!! I found the name of this place and more information in a RoughGuides Croatia guide and so I can now provide ample info for those looking for something different. I've also learned that this place has been around since the 1960's and is named after Jan Palach, the anti-Communist martyr from Czechoslovakia.Ok, so I don't quite remember the...

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Rijeka Transportation

  • Rent-a-car offices in Rijeka

    There are plenty of rent-a-car offices in Rijeka and their prices vary a lot.I rented a car this summer (2007) for 3 day with drop off at the Zagreb airport. I got offers from 120 to 200 € for the same group (B).The cheapes that summer was National Car Rental.They were very professional and everything was OK. No hidden costs.

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  • Trains Run Through Here

    The trains can be picked up by the Capuchin church area in the square near there. The rail runs along the water front

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  • Buses Are Best to Get ARound

    The main bus pick place is right in the main square by Ploece Palace and Capuchin church in the main square. Buses can be seen in the middle of the square and the office is in the building next to Kesimirova

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Rijeka Shopping

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  • INTERNATIONAL PHONE CARDS

    CROATIAS POSTAL OFFICE ,located on the KORZO Rijekas main mall The Morcic ,a black MOOR that came to Rijeka centuries ago , Rijekas offical Souvneir designed in earings even Rijekas male population wear them and pictures for on the wall a few euros

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  • Shopping Rijeka

    The main thoroughfare through Rijeka offers the usual shopping opportunities. Handy for restocking for your journey and picking up a few Croatian items, including the all important postcards.

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Rijeka Local Customs

  • Stiletto Heels Are the In Thing

    There are some "snappy" shoppers who come to the city to walk the Korso, and I guess look to buy someting, or practice walking on the rough stone pavement. They are used to it, as I note

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  • Phones for Tourist Info's

    Tourist Association of the City of Rijeka Užarska 14, Rijeka,Phone: +385 51 315 710, Fax +385 51 315 720E-mail: tz-rijeka@ri.t-com.hrTourist Information Centre Korzo 33, 51000 Rijeka,Phone +385 51 335 882Fax: +385 51 214 706E-mail: tic@ri.t-com.hr

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  • International Carnival of Rijeka

    The town of Rijeka has been well known for its carnival festivities since the Middle Ages. In ancienttimes, the guests of Rijeka Carnival were the nobles from the Austro - Hungarian Empire, Russia,Germany and all of Europe. The most famous mayor of New York, Mr. Fiorello la Guardia, included hisimpressions of the 1906. Rijeka Carnival Ball in his...

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Rijeka Warnings and Dangers

  • CAR DRIVERS

    Please be very careful when crossing the roads in Rijeka drivers can be impassionate ,,otherwise the city is pretty safe ,ive been living there 2 years and has low crime rate ,, its always good to be careful ,,,if you need police call 92

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  • Pigeons Are a Mess

    The pigeons have taken over some areas, and they congregate always on monuments, leaving their deposit. It is not a nice site, and maybe not much can be done, but eradicate them, or no feeding them

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  • Trsat Steps-A Climb to Top and then Down...

    The Trsat castle and town is about 400 feet up there. You can take the 561 steps for exercise, of take buses 1 or 1A to the top

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Rijeka Tourist Traps

  • I wouldn't recomend you to...

    I wouldn't recomend you to take one of those tours to Susak for 90 or more kunas. Better visit the island on your own. Well, you'll have to wake up early in the morning (the ship is due to at 6 o'clock) but it will be far less expensive and you can experience that native sailors live. Try to find barba Ante and listen to some of his storys!

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  • to spare a lot of money, i...

    to spare a lot of money, i suggest you to go on market andlike in every town in croatia, you will enjoy so nice so chips so good fruits and vegetables

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  • Near your hotel you will...

    Near your hotel you will probably find a little grocery store. Don’t shop here, as it is probably quite expensive, but go further into town and buy where the locals do – especially at the local market for fresh fruit and vegetables, and it is most likely you could bargin for a better price.

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Rijeka What to Pack

  • Mosquito repellent ,just incase

    better light than heavier ,, Do not wear rubber thongs on your feet , during the summer when it rains while walking down the main mall towards PLACE or TRG BAN JOSIP JELACIC ,the stone floor is very slippery ,in that area , public tiolets located opposite hotel Continental in the park area cream painted tiolets , no charge ,main bus stop ZABICA...

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  • Mosquito repellent ,just incase

    better light than heavier ,, Do not wear rubber thongs on your feet , during the summer when it rains while walking down the main mall towards PLACE or TRG BAN JOSIP JELACIC ,the stone floor is very slippery ,in that area , public tiolets located opposite hotel Continental in the park area cream painted tiolets , no charge ,main bus stop ZABICA...

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Rijeka Off The Beaten Path

  • Our Pope

    John Paul II (in Croatia we call him Ivan Pavao) is considered to be our pope, Croat catholics loved him alot. There are number of statues to John Paul II, all over Croatia, remembering his visits to our country. This one in Trsat was made after he visited the sanctuary of Virgin Mary.

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  • Mountaineers tip: Climb to...

    Mountaineers tip: Climb to mountain Ucka from Lovran or go to Hahlici (by car or by bus to Podkilavac) then choose the way for climbing.About 15 km from Rijeka on North is Hahlici!!!This picture is from Ucka!!!Mountaineers said that the best view in Croatia from some mountain is from Ucka (because from there where is clear weather you can see whole...

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  • Motovun

    This Medieval town is 886 feet high on the hilltop, and has houses stringing along the road up to the old main gate entry, which is from the 14th century. The newer gate dates to the 16th century, and the defense walls are from 12-13th centuries. The St. Stephen church is the main feature up at the top, and is said to be designed by Palladio in...

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Rijeka Sports & Outdoors

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    One of the oldest diving schools in Croatia is placed on Žurkovo.
    Diving Center KOSTRENA and Club of Underwater Activities KOSTRENA are placed on one of the most beautiful seaboard, 5 km south of Rijeka in Croatia.They are located near by the seafront promenade and well-known gravel beaches, surrounded by the magnificent natural beauties of Mediterranean flora.

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Rijeka Favorites

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  • playground,babysitting

    Hello!If you planning to visit Rijeka,Croatia, and wants to leave your kids for 1-3 hour in a safe place, I recomending you a professional playground and babysitting in the middle of the city with a first class service...just visit www.carobnisvijet.com..it's possible to rent this place for birthsday party and etc...... for reasonable...

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  • HAVING FUN IN RIJEKA AREA

    Walking down Rijekas main strip THE KORZO sitting in a cafe ,taking in the atmosphere, there is a saying once you have drank the water from RIJEKA u alwayS come back i always did since 1998 , now you have TOWER CENTRE east side of Rijeka biggest shopping centre in CROATIA, top floor casino and movies , KOSTRENA ZURKOVO beach for a 5 km walk drink...

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  • Pope John Paul 2th visited Rijeka

    In june 2003. Pope John Paul 2th visited Rijeka.I have never seen so many people in Belveder and in front of the residence where he stayed, like those days.Ceremony had been watched by 100000 people; many of them spent all night on Delta just to be closer when Pope Wojtyla comes.

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National Theatre (Ivan pl. Zajc)
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City Museum
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Otok Krk
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Croatian Theater
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Palace of Justice
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Church of Assumption Blessed Mary- Leaning Tower
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St Nicholas Church
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St. Vitus Cathedral
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Maritme and Historical Museum-Governors Palace
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Trsat Steps
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Our Lady of Trsat and Fanciscan Monastaery
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Trsat Castle
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Clock Tower
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Mrtvi Kanal-Dead Canal
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The Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
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