Rijeka, Croatia - holiday information

Rijeka, Croatia – visitor information

Rijeka is a city of tumultuous history and rich cultural heritage and withal the biggest Croatian port. With the downfall of industry and port traffic the city started turning more and more to tourism. Its excellent geographical position and rich cultural heritage combined with numerous culture-entertainment manifestations are its main trumps as a tourist destination. The town is known for its St. Vitus cathedral (Katedrala Sv. Vida) built in the baroque; the Stendarac square also known as the square of the Rijeka resolution where patrician children used to play; the City tower built in the medieval ages which is withal the town symbol; Trsat castle – an outlook located on top of a 318 m high hill; Korzo – the main promenade; and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat – the biggest pilgrimage centre of western Croatia etc.  Apart from the cultural heritage, Rijeka is also known for its cultural manifestationxs so we recommend you visit some of the museums, collections and treasuries and the Croatian national theatre Ivan Zajc, which attracts numerous visitors with its repertoire and programme. But what makes Rijeka so specific is its tales, and the locals are especially proud of its torpedo – weapon that changed the understanding of sea warfare and the first one was built in the year 1866. What they are also proud of is Karolina Rijecka, the 19th century lady that saved the town from destruction during Napoleon wars. Her portrait hangs in the The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka. The first astronomical centre is also located in Rijeka and it is the first one in Croatia that combines a planetarium with an observatory, and for adrenalin junkies we recommend the auto-moto manifestation with a long lasting tradition on the automotodrom Grobnik. You can find accommodation in Rijeka in hotels, hostels, camps and apartments, rooms and pensions and we believe that the diversity of the sports, entertainment, cultural, historical and health offer will make your stay in Rijeka wealthier for one more new and beautiful experience.

Rijeka – basic information

Rijeka – population: 143800, Rijeka - day/ saint: saint : Vid, 15.06.

Distance from bigger centres

Rijeka - Makarska. 460km, Rijeka- Split: 417km, Rijeka - Pula: 100km, Rijeka - Zadar: 290km, Rijeka - Šibenik: 348km, Rijeka - Dubrovnik: 635km, Rijeka - Zagreb: 161km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, hostels, camps


pebble, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

hospital, emergency, self-service shops, shopping centres, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, waterslide, gym / fitness, massage services, sauna, solarium

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, musical evenings in the town, casino, coctail bar, cinema, theatre

Additional offer

congress centre, rafting nearby, croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of folk entertainments, marina in the nearby

Rijeka – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, sports facilities near the beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, great shopping conveniences, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, numerous museums and galeries, interesting wind surfing sites, possibility for organisation of congresses, possibility for departures on interesting trips, vine roads nearby, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for pilgrimage trip, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)

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