Rijeka Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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Rijeka Things to Do

  • The Capuchin Church of our Lady of...

    The Capuchin Church of our Lady of Lourdes sits just close to Trg Zabica and the bus station. The construction was started in 1904. The lower part was completed 4 years later, while the upper part, with the Neo-Gothic facade (as we know it today), was not completed until 1929. A bell tower was planned but never got built.

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  • Old gate or Roman arch?

    At first it was believed that this was a Roman Triumphal Arch which should have been built by the Roman Emperor Claudius Gothicus. Later research has proved it to be the main entrance to the centre of the Roman command compound of Tarsatica, an ancient town on whose ruins the medieval Rijeka was built. This compound was the main headquarters, the...

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  • The City Tower.

    The City Tower was originally a gate leading from the seafront into the town. Up to the end of the 18th century, Rijeka was encircled by walls. It was built in the Middle Ages. It is richly decorated. Above the portal we can see a relief of the Austrian emperors Leopold and Charles VI and a coat of arms from the Habsburg empire, carved out of...

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Rijeka Hotels

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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

  • Rijeka Airport.

    Rijeka Airport is located on the island of Krk, some 15 km from the city centre. It has IATA code RJK.It seems there are only seasonal flights ending in the second half of October. Mostly low-cost carriers flying.

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  • Using the long distance buses.

    The bus centre is located at Trg Zabica west of the city centre, There are some shops and cafés just a few metres from the bus stops, and also a taxi stand. Autotrans, the biggest bus company, has an office at the end close to the little kiosk.The bus centrew seemed to be quite busy. There were always buses coming or leaving when I waited for my...

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  • From airport into town.

    There are shuttle buses running to/from the airport and Opatija via Rijeka. They are run by Autotrans. You buy the ticket in the arrivals hall, at the right hand side of the building after passing the passport control. A single ticket cost 50 Kn as of May 2015.The ride took 30-45 min (I don't remember exactly) and was for parts quite scenic. You...

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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 Hotels

    3 Hotels in Rijeka

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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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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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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    Diving Center KOSTRENA

    by Fiuman Written Oct 8, 2006

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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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  • Some historical facts.

    The oldest traces of human presence in the Rijeka region of today date to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic times. When the Romans arrived, they moved the settlement closer to the waterfront. A lot of archeological finds, like fortified walls, walls of dwellings, thermal bath ruins, the Roman portal, show the urban level of the Roman Tarsattica. This...

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  • How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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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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