"Adriatic Port" Rijeka by traveloturc
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Rijeka is an important business, trade, industrial and cultural center 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
Long time ago Celtic tribe lived here, therefore name Trsat may come from Celtic word "tarsa", meaning hill above the river.XIIIth century - new settlement called Reka (Rijeka) new town .XIIIth/XIVth century under the rule of Devin dynasty GOTHIC RIJEKA is built.In 1627 Jesuitical Gymnasium, third in Croatia but first in Adriatic is built (still working). XVIIIth century; Emperor Charles VI proclaimed Rijeka a free port in 1719.
The only Navy Academy in the Empire is founded (today the main hospital situated in the very building).Hungarian government takes over the administration in Rijeka. From 1872 to 1896 the mayor of Rijeka Giovanni Ciotta turns Rijeka into genuine European centre. In 1924 Rijeka is annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.End of World War II In1947 once and for all Rijeka returned to Croatia.
Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, designed by the Rijeka architect I. Hencke (after whom the street has been named).The... more travel advice
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