Rijeka is one of Croatia’s major cities. Rijeka is Croatia’s largest trading port and is a port city facing the Kvarner Bay in the Adriatic Sea in northwestern Croatia. Every year from January to February, Croatia’s largest carnival “Rieka Carnival” is held, and it is known for a large number of tourists coming from all over the world. Rijeka is a very developed city economically.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : Trsat Castle
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : St. Vitus Cathedral
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : Clock tower
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Croatian National Theater
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : Central market
- Sightseeing Spot 6 : Peek & Poke Computer Museum
- Sightseeing Spot 7 : Sablicevo
Rijeka is a city located in western Croatia.
Rijeka has evidence of inhabitants since the Neolithic period. It was under the control of the Roman Empire. In the Middle Ages, it was invaded by Germanic tribes, but eventually fell under Austrian occupation. Croatia was incorporated into Yugoslavia following the dissolution of Austria after World War I. Yugoslavia collapsed in 1991 and became an independent Croatian city.
Rijeka is classified as having a Mediterranean climate, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 33°C throughout the year.
Croatian is spoken in Croatia. Others use Serbian.
Rijeka is one of the safest cities in Croatia. It’s a very safe place to live, so many people move here.
As the largest port city in Croatia, Rijeka is very active in trade. The city is also a hub for logistics, so industry is also very developed.
Croatia is over 90% Croatian. Others are inhabited by Serbs.
Croatia is over 85% Catholic. Others are Serbian Orthodox and Muslim.
Kuna is used in Croatia.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Trsat Castle
This hilltop castle is said to be the oldest fortress in Croatia. Overlooking the city of Rijeka from the fortress, you can overlook the Kvarner Bay. There is a cafe inside.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : St. Vitus Cathedral
A very large cathedral in Rijeka. The cathedral was designed by Jesuit architects and construction began in 1638 and was completed in 1744. Inside the church, there are gorgeous Baroque works.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Clock tower
The clock tower is located on Via Corzo, the main street. Clocks are attached to all sides of the clock tower, and it is a clockwork. Built in 1695, it has been renovated many times.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Croatian National Theater
In front of the Croatian National Theatre, there is a statue of the Croatian composer Ivan Zajc in the Theater Park. Opera, ballet and other performances can be enjoyed in the luxurious theater.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Central market
The Rijeka Central Market consists of an indoor market and an open-air market, where you can buy fresh food such as fish, meat and vegetables for daily necessities. It is a very busy place.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : Peek & Poke Computer Museum
There is a museum about computers in Rijeka. Many rare and even older terminals are on display, making it a highly recommended place for computer enthusiasts.
Sightseeing Spot 7 : Sablicevo
Rijeka is known as a port city. Beaches are also popular. The beach is relatively small, but well maintained and very clean.
Rijeka offers a wide range of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Rijeka. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.