Rijeka Things to Do Tips by cro_gavran
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HNK I. pl. Zajc
National theatre in Rijeka is work of Fellner and Helmer, Viennese architectural studio specialising in theatre design. HNK was opened in 1885, and still is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Few years ago, park in front of the theatre was rebuilt in its original look as it was when the theatre was built. Of course, we still have to wait to see it in perfect look, because trees still have to grow.
Address: Uljarska 1
Directions: On the seaside of the main road Lisinski, near centre
Jadranski trg fountain
Rijeka has and had large number of fountains. Before, they used springs under the city until the water system was built. Unfortunately, today many of those old fountains don't exist any more, but in recent years some interesting fountains have been built that give the city a pleasant character.
The Jadranski trg fountain
Two squarish, hexagonal structures in pink marble form makes place for rest and chat for many of the locals, but also tourists. For some skateboarders fountain is special attraction
The Kawasaki fountain
This fountain presents friendship between Rijeka and Kawasaki, city in Japan. A sculpture of two children and a bird was a gift from Japan in 1988. and become enduring symbol of friendship. This fountain is favourite meeting point for youngsters.
The Korzo fountain
Made in 1996, this is modern sculpture shaped like a silver cylinder quietly brimming over with water with the small source in the centre.
The Public Drinking fountain
Near the railway station this conical drinking fountain with its constant flow of water was built in 1997. to provide thirsty travelers with a cool refreshing drinks. It stands on the way from railway station to the bus station/sea port so many travelers really use it. On the same place was before old similar fountain from 1873.
Old paper millstones
Symbol of conection between Rijeka's industrial heritage and water. Two milestones with their original machinery which was once used in the city first paper mill, stands in the centre. Its on the Kobler square and from the fountain you have perfect view on the Zuta ura tower from the back.
Directions: First three one on the main street Korzo, public drinking fountain near railway station, and The old paper millstones from the main street 15 meters away, under the Clock tower.
Kapucinska crkva Gospa Lurdska
The Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (Kapucinska crkva Gospa Lurdska) is grand neo gothic church whose building started in 1904. Church was completed 1929. but never got bell tower originally planned.
Address: Kapucinske stube 5
Directions: From the main bus station Zabica, you can't miss it... From train station, just go toward centre.
Other Contact: mass: 7:30 and 19h. (sun 7:30, 9
Mrtvi kanal and bridge of Croatian defenders
Mrtvi kanal (dead channel) is old part of delta of river Rjecina, now transformed into place for little boats of people from Rijeka.
It is also historical border between Rijeka (Italian, Hungarian and other) city and Susak (Croatian) city which are now gathered in one city and one country.
Over the channel there is bridge of Croatian defenders, rewarded for its look and design by magazine The Arhitectural Review and D-Line designer company.
Zuta ura from the main street Korzo
In the centre of the town is tower called Zuta ura (yellow clock). The tower was part of city fortifications, and during the 17th century a clock was added to the tower
Under the clock you can see two-headed Habsburg eagle and an inscription dating from 1695 over the entrance. There are also inscriptions on the architrave, one of them relating to Leopold I. On June 6, 1659, Leopold issued a charter granting Rijeka the right to use as its coat of arms the double-headed eagle, both heads facing in the same direction, standing on a vessel from which water flows. Under the coat of arms is the inscription INDEFICIENTER (meaning inexhaustible). The coat of arms is also on the tower. Tower is historical separation between old town and new town, part of Rijeka, now centre built completly on the area stolen from sea. Being an important cultural monument, the City Tower was renovated and conserved in 1983.
Directions: go to centre of the city, you can't miss it...
tower of the church
Church was built in 1790 according to the project of the Rijeka architect Ignazio Hencek at iniciative and financial support of small colony of Serbs, known as "Sarajlije" with Bosnian Serb origins.
Church has interesting background of planing and preparations. Legend has it that the Governor of Rijeka became aggravated by the repeated pleas of the Serbs for a building site, but most of the people of Rijeka was against orthodox church. Standing in front of the City Tower, major threw a stone into the sea saying: "That is where you can build your church!". The resolved Serbs filled in the sea with earth and on this embankment, they built their church.
The church houses a considerable collected of icons brought over from Bosnia or acquired in Vojvodina.
Address: At the end of the Ivan Zajc Street
Directions: It is just few meters from the main street Korzo, just go from the city tower Zuta ura straight to the sea.
Trsat fortification from distance
The history of the hill-fort dates back to prehistoric times beginning with the Illyrian tribe of Yapod, past the Romans who built their fort on this site to the numerous owners, who each left their own mark on this beautiful fortification. The appearance and the purpose of the fort-hill was shaped through the centuries by the Frankopans, the Habsburgs, the Captains of Bakar and finally by Count Laval Nugent.
From the fortification you have unforgetable view on Rijeka and Kvarner gulf.
Directions: You can get there by bus (local line number 1 or 1A) or by foot from the city centre, going upstairs on another monument: TRSAT STAIRS OF PETAR KRUZIÆ.
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