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  • 1 View from the castle of Trsat Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 2 Rijeka City Tower Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Korzo

    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..

  • 3 St Vitus Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 Korzo Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Korzo

    This attractive pedestrian avenue acquired its current aspect between 1850 and 1930. It is a bewildering mixture of styles. On the Square of the Adriatic (Jadranski trg) you will see the Rationalist "skyscraper of Rijeka", also known as the..

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