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Rijeka : Michelin's recommendations


Rijeka, or Fiume if one remembers its Italian heritage (1919-43), was formerly the most important town of Croatia. Today it is still the country's largest port and a hub of tourism in the Adriatic. While it may seem somewhat unappealing at first glance, a closer look will reveal some fine examples of Austro-Hungarian architecture. The best time to discover it is undoubtedly the festive carnival period.

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Tourist attractions Rijeka : Things to see and do

  • The current castle bears little resemblance to the feudal stronghold from which the Frankopan governed their states. It is in effect a reconstitution, commissioned in the 19C by an Austrian marshal, Count Laval Nugent of Westmeath. The keep (known as..

  • Tower of the town Recommended Recommended

    Korzo HR - 51000 Rijeka

    This lovely Baroque tower of harmonious proportions, put up in the 17C, is crowned with a dome and clock. The arch is decorated with bas-relief busts of two Austrian emperors, Leopold and Charles VI. Higher up flies the two-headed eagle of the Habsbu..

  • St Guy's Church Interesting

    HR - 51000 Rijeka

    This church was built in 1638 by a Jesuit to house a miraculous crucifix (in a fit of rage an inhabitant of Rijeka threw a stone at the crucifix after a bad streak of gambling luck and the crucifix began to bleed). The architect is said to have drawn..

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