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Rijeka, view from the Castle of Trsat

Rijeka is the biggest town in the western part of the Republic of Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic, at a point where the sea has made its deepest incision into the European continent. Due to its natural and geo-political characteristics the area is ideally situated for harbour and shipping center development.
The port of Rijeka has a long maritime history and has been utilized as a cargo transit port since ancient times, linking middle Europe with numerous countries throughout the world. The most significant development, however, was from 1728 onwards, when the Caroline road towards Zagreb was built, and the construction of a railway link was completed.

The Town Hall

- in Rijeka, the first TORPEDO in the world was constructed (by Croat Ivan Luppis) and manufactured
- here the flight of the GUNSHOT was photographed for the first time in the world

The Castle of Trsat

Kvarner Bay and Istrian Riviera, with more than 50% of the entire tourist capacityof Croatia, represent the most developed parts of the country as afr as tourism is concerned. This region has a long tradition in tourism, dating back to the 19th century. Its specific geo-topographical position ensures a very pleasant climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature is some 14 C degrees and the region enjoys more than 2100 hours of sunshine.
The extremely rugged coastline with numerous gentle bays is perfect for swimming and other aquantic activities.

  • Last visit to Rijeka: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • picek's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2011 at 5:46 AM

    Super stare slike z Velebita. Upam, da bo nekoc tudi meni uspelo tja, to si ze dolgo zelim.

  • AUSSIECRO's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Its a shame when primary school teachers take school kids there, not all kids have pocket $ otherwise MC Donalds is good for tourism for Rijeka ,, cheeseburgers 6 kuna not even a Euro

  • crostudent's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2006 at 2:05 AM

    A ja konacno mislio napravit stranicu o Rijeci ali sad me sram :) Ne mogu ni blizu ovog.

  • anatlc's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2006 at 3:31 AM

    pa kad bas nonice ne secu vise u toj nosnji po otoku. ne u onoj sarenoj, al se zato furaju na crnu verziju iste te nosnje. fotoaparate ne vole i nisam mogla vjerovat kad su progovorile engleski :))

  • Damir's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2005 at 6:18 PM

    There is a lot of amusement in Rijeka during all year now. During summer all pubs are full on evening. Also there is Rijeka's summer nights (cultural events).

  • ophiru's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 11:08 PM

    i heard this is a good destinations for israeli and with your pictures and tips i understand why. greetings from israel

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2004 at 8:52 AM

    The Northern Velebit is a terrific place and I will certainly get there. Mc... Oh, no, please ! I am just back from Millau where in 2000, Jose Bove dismantled a Mc... that was ready to open :-))))

  • Jun 25, 2003 at 5:08 AM

    seems like great ambiance and archtecture in the towns, but what really stuns me are the Velebit NP tips (& pics)!!!

  • canaglic's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2003 at 12:33 PM

    vidis, nisam znao za torpedo...hvala ti....spomenut cu nek se zna

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2003 at 4:49 PM

    Wonderful page about a place I really did not know much about.


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