Create your own mosaic of experiences
The City of Rijeka and its circle of interesting places and facilities are a unique blend of blue and green, dynamic and relaxed, old and new, calm and filled with adrenaline...
The City of Rijeka is located by the sea and has all the facilities you could want from a Mediterranean tourist centre: beautiful beaches, promenades, squares and streets, a rich program of events and atmosphere. In addition, the rich and diverse surrounding area provides you with the opportunity to escape into tradition, romance, pristine flavours or adrenaline sports and even - why not? - a ski resort overlooking the sea. Truly, a unique mosaic!
All facets of the city
In the historical image of this city, from prehistoric times and then the Gothic and Baroque Rijeka, as well as the strong influences of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, centuries have accumulated and each of them left its mark in its architecture, creating an interesting city core rich with historical monuments. In the city centre – at the always lively Korzo, in the narrow streets of the old historical core, before the monuments that speak of past centuries, or in the silence of Trsat, the oldest Croatian Marian shrine – Rijeka always lives differently and shows another of its many facets.
The rhythm of everyday life
The calendar of Rijeka is full of events throughout the year, so regardless of when they visit, guests will find many interesting and attractive shows including music, drama, art ... as well as urban youth clubs that offer entertainment precisely adapted to their needs. There is a rich list of cultural performances and traditional events that mark the vibrant Rijeka streets, squares or the beautiful areas of cultural institutions – especially in the summer.
However, if we are to highlight just one of the many annual events, then that is certainly the international Rijeka Carnival, which was ranked at the top of the most attractive world events by the Sunday Times. Crazy fun is guaranteed!
Although Rijeka has a rich history, it is not confined but instead pulsates in the dynamic rhythm of everyday life. But when the lights go out and many cities become still, Rijeka remains alive and vibrant in its cafes and restaurants with outstanding gastronomic offer and, of course, in the clubs where fun for the young lasts long into the night.
Discover the surrounding area
If you ever wish to replace the blue of the sea with the greenery of the forest, urban dynamics with the quiet of a secluded beach, city streets with romantic historical towns, modernity with tradition, tranquillity with adrenaline, travel by car, by bicycle on the well-maintained bike trails, or on foot and explore the rich surrounding area of Rijeka with its tourist gems of Kastav, Kraljevica, Bakar and Kostrena, Viškovo, Jelenje, Klana and Čavle. Each of them will offer a unique and interesting story in which you are not just spectators, but the most important protagonists. From everything that surrounds you, you will put together the mosaic yourself, according to your preferences.
And this is exactly why you have chosen Rijeka, right?