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    Rijeka - a brief overview

    Rijeka, Croatia’s third-largest city after Zagreb and Split, is located along the Opatija Riviera on Kvarner Bay. During the second half of the 19th century, Rijeka grew into one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean. Alongside Opatija, it was a popular winter residence for Austro-Hungarian nobility. Restored art nouveau buildings stand alongside classical buildings and modern architecture as a testament to the city’s glamorous past. In addition to the harbor, the driving forces of the city are now primarily the

    university and tourism. The Korzo promenade invites visitors to linger and shop, while the fortress hill Trsat offers a fantastic view of the bay and the islands of Krk and Cres just off the city’s coast. The colorful cultural scene has plenty to offer, and it will grow more attractive with every passing month, as Rijeka was selected to be the European Capital of Culture for 2020, alongside Galway in Ireland.

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    The Croatian National Theater, inaugurated in 1885, is considered a masterpiece of late historicism

    National Theater (Hrvatsko narodno kazalište)

    Verdijeva bb
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    The impressive Ivan Zajc (1832-1914) National Theater is named after its first director. In addition to the Modello Palace, this 19th-century building is considered one of the masterpieces of late historicism by Viennese architects Fellner and Helmer. The National Theater is a multidisciplinary space that also hosts concerts and ballet performances, making it an attraction for both locals and visitors who do not speak Croatian.

    Korzo

    Korzo
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    This 700-meter-long grand boulevard is the city’s calling card; its facades read like a book of Rijeka’s eventful history. Art nouveau buildings like the Rauschel House (Korzo 9) and Schittar House (Korzo 23) alternate with classical and modern architecture. The Korzo is a great place to shop, stroll, go out and relax.

    Trsat Castle

    Petra Zrinskog bb
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    This castle above the Kvarner Bay and Rječina River was once an important strategic vantage point for overseeing trade routes. Today, visitors enjoy the beautiful bird’s-eye view of the city. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat (Gospa Trsatska), a Christian pilgrimage site, is also located on the same hill as the castle. The path to the sanctuary leads up the 500 steps of the Petra Kruzica stairway.

    Saint Vitus Cathedral

    Grivica ul. 11
    51000, Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Opening times:
    Daily 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    The Sveti Vid Cathedral (English: Saint Vitus, the patron saint of Rijeka) is a baroque rotunda constructed in the 17th century. Of particular note is the beautiful central dome, which is supported by massive marble pillars. The interior of the church is only partially accessible when events are being held.

    Rijeka market

    Verdijeva ul. 13
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Opening hours (may vary):
    Mon – Sat 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Sun 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Rijeka’s colorful farmers and seafood market is housed in a cultural monument: the three art nouveau halls and pavilions are filled with vendors hawking local products, as are the countless stalls lining the nearby streets. Affordable restaurants have also sprung up around the region’s largest farmers market. They offer different daily specials, naturally made with fresh local ingredients from the market.

    City Tower (Gradski Toranj)

    Korzo
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    This tower with a passable gate is Rijeka’s landmark and can be seen from everywhere in the historic downtown. It separates the formerly walled old town from the newer sections of the city. The building is decorated with the double-headed Habsburg eagle and busts of Emperors Leopold I and Charles IV. The clocks on the upper part of the tower still display the correct time.

    Natural History Museum

    Lorenzov prolaz 1
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Opening hours:
    Mon – Sat 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sun 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Closed on public holidays.

    The natural history museum is located between the Nikola Hosta and Vladimira Nazora Parks. Marine research is the focus of the museum’s permanent exhibit. Attractions include a multimedia center and an aquarium. The museum is suitable for children.

    Risnjak National Park

    Bijela Vodica 48
    51317 Crni Lug
    Croatia
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    It takes about an hour to drive to Risnjak National Park, and the drive will take you through the Gorski Kotar mountains. Rare animals such as lynxes, wolves, eagles, and brown bears live in the breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of this nature preserve. A restaurant and the park administration office are located at the entrance in Crni Lug. The office provides hiking maps for the various trails, such as the educational trail. Hiking this trail takes about two hours, and the hike is also suitable for children and inexperienced hikers.

    Lungomare

    Lovran
    Croatia
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    The Lungomare is a beautiful twelve-kilometer trail along the Opatija Riviera, parts of which are carved right into the rock. It connects the coastal resort towns from Volosko and the still-elegant Opatija to Brseč. The art nouveau villas from the Danube Monarchy period, which are nestled in gorgeous parks full of magnolias and palms or are perched atop the cliffs, are particularly attractive sights here.

    Vrbnik

    Krk
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    The island of Krk in Kvarner Bay, connected to the mainland by a bridge, is more than just an attractive vacation destination; it is also a popular day trip spot from Rijeka and the coastal resort towns along the Opatija Riviera. The island town of Vrbnik, with its medieval city center, is especially picturesque. The fortress is perched high above the sea and offers a fantastic view of the Velebit Mountains along the mainland coast.

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    Country overview

    Croatia is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, thanks in large part to its coasts and more than 1,000 islands, which are a special paradise for swimmers, water sports enthusiasts and divers. The Kornati Archipelago off the central Adriatic Coast is particularly popular. In Dalmatia, the southern part of the country, Split and Dubrovnik have beautifully preserved historic downtowns that make them attractive destinations.

    But the country’s inland regions also have a lot to offer. The capital city of Zagreb is always a draw, with its countless museums and vibrant cultural life, its medieval buildings and its Habsburg-era architecture. The Plitvička Jezera national park, the Plitvice lakes region surrounded by the Dinaric Alps between Zagreb and Zadar, is a major tourist attraction thanks to its waterfalls.

    Geography

    Croatia borders Hungary and Slovenia to the north and Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina to the east. The southern tip of the country shares a short border with Montenegro. The Dinaric Alps separate the Adriatic region from the central European, continental part of the country. This region stretches from the eastern borders of the Alps in the northwest of the country to the banks of the Danube in the east. This also includes the southern part of the fertile Pannonian Basin. The country has an extensive coast along the Adriatic Sea, including the port cities of Rijeka, Pula, Zadar, Šibenik, Split and Dubrovnik.

    The peninsula of Istria is located on the northern coast, separated from Dalmatia by Kvarner Bay with its vacation islands of Krk and Rab. The southern coast is divided into northern, central, and southern Dalmatia. The country’s hilly inland includes the region of Zagorje and extends east from Zagreb to the Serbian border.

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    Population: 4,28 mio.

    Population Density (per sq km): 75

    Capital: Zagreb
    Population: 790.000

    Language

    The official language is Croatian (Hrvatski).

    Currency

    Kuna (HRK; symbol Kn) = 100 Lipa. Notes are in denominations of Kn1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Kn25, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lipa.

    Electricity

    220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs as in most of Western Europe.

    Public holidays

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2019 – December 2020 period.

    2019

    Nova Godina (New Year’s Day): 1 January 2019
    Bogojavljenje (Epiphania): 6 January 2019
    Uskrsna nedjelja (Easter Sunday): 21 April 2019
    Uskrsni ponedjeljak (Easter Monday): 22 April 2019
    Praznik rada (Labour Day): 1 May 2019
    Tijelovo (Corpus Christi): 20 June 2019
    Dan antifasisticke borbe (Anti-Fascist Resistance Day): 22 June 2019
    Dan drzavnosti (Statehood Day): 25 June 2019
    Dan domovinske zahvalnosti (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day): 5 August 2019
    Velika Gospa (Assumption Day): 15 August 2019
    Dan neovisnosti (Independence Day): 8 October 2019
    Dan svih svetih (All Saints’ Day): 1 November 2019
    Bozic (Christmas): 25 December 2019
    Sveti Stjepan (St. Stephen’s Day): 26 December 2019

    2020

    Nova Godina (New Year’s Day): 1 January 2020
    Bogojavljenje (Epiphania): 6 January 2020
    Uskrsna nedjelja (Easter Sunday): 12 April 2020
    Uskrsni ponedjeljak (Easter Monday): 13 April 2020
    Praznik rada (Labour Day): 1 May 2020
    Tijelovo (Corpus Christi): 11 June 2020
    Dan antifasisticke borbe (Anti-Fascist Resistance Day): 22 June 2020
    Dan drzavnosti (Statehood Day): 25 June 2020
    Dan domovinske zahvalnosti (Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day): 5 August 2020
    Velika Gospa (Assumption Day): 15 August 2020
    Dan neovisnosti (Independence Day): 8 October 2020
    Dan svih svetih (All Saints’ Day): 1 November 2020
    Bozic (Christmas): 25 December 2020
    Sveti Stjepan (St. Stephen’s Day): 26 December 2020

    All information subject to change.

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    River of time

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    The Croatian port designated a European Capital of Culture 2020 boasts a mosaic of Baroque, concrete and post-industrial architecture as well as a vibrant cultural scene. The concert halls, theaters and exhibition spaces in the center of Rijeka stage a host of events – but what happens along the Rječina River,

    which emerges north of Rijeka and flows south into the Mediterranean, and to a certain extent – “Rijeka” translates as “river” in English – gave the city its name? We follow the course of the Rječina, which takes us from the old to the new Rijeka, from the industrial age to the city’s cosmopolitan present.

    Zakalj Mill

    Grobnička cesta 17
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    We set out from the ruins of a watermill overgrown with ivy in the forest. The Rječina’s hydropower was used to grind grain here right up to World War I, and the flour thus produced was sent to Germany and exported to as far away as Brazil. Typically for the region, there was a pasta factory in the mill’s immediate vicinity for the convenience of receiving fresh flour supplies. In the sunshine today, a curious sense of tranquility emanates from the mill, which in its heyday employed more than 100 workers to operate its noisy machines.

    The old Hartera paper mill

    Ružićeva ul.
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    The lovely thing about old factory buildings is that they spark our imagination. Over a period of 150 years Hartera employed up to 1000 employees for the screening and pressing of pulp to make paper; the mill’s main product was cigarette paper. After the Yugoslav War, Hartera became bankrupt in 2002, and the building has been falling into disrepair ever since. The huge complex with its tall arched windows, antique tiles and colorfully painted doors and stairways is a fine example of industrial architecture. Plans to transform the old paper mill into a culture center have long existed, but the funds to realize them are lacking. For the time being, the mill is to be used as a backdrop for several international films.

    The Tunel club

    Školjić Ul. 12
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    The entrance to the club is a semicircular brick archway with finely wrought gratings in front of the windows – the Tunel is located beneath a railway embankment. The drinks are cheap, the music spans techno and jazz, and the club hosts regular live gigs, raves and parties. If you are looking to drink and dance with the locals, this is the place for you.

    Konoba Fiume

    Ul. Vatroslava Lisinskog 12
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
    Tel.: +385-51/31 21 08
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    Open:
    Mon-Fri: 0700-1800
    Sat: 0700-1500

    “Konoba” is the Croatian name for small restaurants that serve good home cooking and Croatian fare. And even though the Fiume is not right on the river, the reason we are making an exception by including it here is its name, because “Fiume” is not only the city’s Italian name, but also the Italian word for “river.” Within her rustic walls across from the market hall, innkeeper Nena serves simple and very good fish dishes at lunchtime; but come in the evening and you will find the door closed. Meals are ordered solely on the cook’s recommendation, as the Fiume has no menu – but it does stock some excellent Croatian white wines.

    Mala Galerija Bruketa

    Užarska ul. 25
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
    Tel.: +385-51/33 54 03
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    Lampstands, clocks and watches, cups, sculptures – patterned or gold-plated: Ceramics are the big thing at the Bruketa gallery, which is hardly surprising as it was with ceramics that it all started. In 1974, Vladimir Bruketa and his wife returned here from London and opened the first private art gallery in Yugoslavia with earthenware they crafted and fired themselves. Today, the gallery also sells statement necklaces and rings. In a second gallery, the daughters of the owner couple provide an exhibition space for young Rijekan artists.

    Three Monkeys Bar

    Fiumara 5
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
    Tel.: +385-99/75 52 732
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    Open:
    Mon-Thu 0600 to 0000
    Fri, Sat 0600 to 0000
    Sun 1400-2300

    Since opening in November 2018, this small cocktail bar has been injecting hipster charm into the southern part of the city and introducing Croatians to cocktails. The highlights here are the bar’s light-bulb installation, its massive lever coffee machine (that turns out really good coffee), and the well-mixed drinks that are served in chunky crystal glasses here in the evening, as well as an extensive selection of spirits and occasionally also live music.

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    Fine view from the castle

    Trsat Castle offers the best view over Rijeka and Kvarner Bay. The castle, one of the biggest fortresses on the Adriatic, stands 139 meters high above the Rječina River. From Titov Trg square on the river’s eastern bank, you have a climb of over 500 steps up the Petra Kruzica pilgrim’s stairway to get there – alternatively, you could take the public bus service from the main square, Trg Bana Josipa Jelačića. Once at the top of the hill, you will find the fortress and a Franciscan monastery, as well as Gospa Trsatska, the Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat. In the summer months, open-air concerts and exhibitions are held there.

    Petra Zrinskog bb
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia

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    Restaurants in Rijeka

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    The Italian influence on this port city’s cuisine is unmistakable. Pasta, pizza, and ice cream are as common here as traditional dishes. Rijeka offers a broad selection of restaurants with excellent fish dishes.

    In the city’s konobas – little restaurants that primarily serve traditional home cooking – you should make sure to try pašticada, a braised meat with dried figs and plums that is usually served with gnocchi.

    Draga di Lovrana

    Lovranska Draga 1
    51415 Lovran
    Croatia
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    Price category: Luxury

    The picturesque Hotel Draga is nestled in the mountains above the Opatija Riviera, around 20 kilometers west of Rijeka. It’s worth taking the short detour to get here, because the young chef of the hotel restaurant, Deni Srdoč, is both bold and traditional in his cooking.

    Konoba Nebuloza

    Titov trg 2b
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Price category: Moderate

    This tavern located on a bridge over the Rječina River offers an extensive menu of fish dishes. Pasta fans should order one of the delicious types of šurlice – dishes with homemade egg noodles.

    Trsatica

    Šetalište Joakima Rakovca 33
    51000 Rijeka
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    Price category: Moderate

    This restaurant with a chic yet relaxed atmosphere is located on the fortress hill near Trsat Castle. It stands out for its sophisticated Croatian cuisine, as well as its extensive wine list with a good selection of bottles from local wineries.

    Mornar

    Ulica Riva Boduli 5A
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Price category: Moderate

    Granted, Rijeka’s harbor isn’t exactly picturesque. But don’t let that stop you from paying it a visit – and at the southern end of Riva, take a turn toward Molo Longo, the longest pier in Rijeka. This little bistro decorated in light woods serves an exquisite fish soup and freshly caught fish. Remember, though: You pay by the kilo!

    Feral

    Ul. Matije Gupca 5B
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Price category: Budget

    This konoba is very popular among the locals – guests rave about its sublime seafood and friendly staff.

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    Hotels in Rijeka

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    Most visitors to Rijeka come for the day and stay in the resort towns along the Opatija Riviera. However, there are many hotel options in the city itself, from bed and breakfasts with an ocean view to

    modern four-star hotels. And even the luxurious hotels are well within the affordable range.

    Hotel Royal Opatija

    Korzo 9
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Price category: Luxury

    Rauschel House, a stunning art nouveau building on the Korzo with protected landmark status, is truly and impressively regal. Central location, first-rate amenities.

    Hotel Jadran

    Šetalište XIII. divizije 46
    51000 Rijeka
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    Price category: Luxury

    Guests of this hotel enjoy direct access to the beach, as well as an incredible view: most rooms in this hotel – which is located just one kilometer from the city center – have an unobstructed view of Kvarner Bay.

    Botel Marina

    Adamicev gat
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Price category: Moderate

    You’re guaranteed to find maritime flair at this hotel, because Botel Marina is actually a decommissioned ship permanently anchored at the pier in the center of the port city of Rijeka. It’s ideal for families and larger groups.

    Casa San Vito

    3 Ulica pod Kaštelom
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Price category: Moderate

    Owner Maja receives her guests in the beautifully decorated apartments of her house in the historic downtown. Central location, friendly atmosphere.

    Sir John’s Rooms

    Matije Gupca 13 2. Kat
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Price category: Budget

    This small bed and breakfast run by the owner is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the city on foot – the Korzo, the harbor and the beaches are just a few minutes away.

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    Nightlife in Rijeka

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    In the college town of Rijeka, you can enjoy a casual nightcap just as easily as you can dance the nights away in fine retro style at 1980s parties. There are countless little cafés and cool bars, many of which are located on Uzarska between the Church of the Assumption of

    the Blessed Virgin Mary and Trg Koblera. Incidentally, coffee is a popular drink at all times of day or night in Rijeka – as in all parts of Croatia – and is prepared in many different ways.

    Život

    Ruzhiceva 2
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    Život is a fun little club decorated in 1980s style. They play indie pop, electro, and rock. Concerts are occasionally held here.

    Nad urom

    Trg Ivana Koblera 1
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    In this café and bar on the top floor of the Korzo shopping center, you can enjoy a leisurely day of shopping followed by a relaxing drink with a view of the city.

    Mirage Bar

    Istarska ul. 52
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    This café and bar with a swimming pool turns into a techno and house club at night. It was built on the roof of a sports center and offers a gorgeous view over the bay between Rijeka and Opatija.

    Tunel

    Školjić 12
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    This café and bar is a cozy meeting spot during the day and a club with live music by night. And as the name indicates, it is housed in a decommissioned train tunnel.

    CukariKafe

    Trg Julija Klovića 4
    51000 Rijeka
    Croatia
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    This cozy café at the heart of Rijeka serves delicious specialty coffees. It also offers a wide range of beers and local ciders. In the evenings, the covered patio is a lovely place to sit and relax.

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    Calendar of events

    European Capital of Culture

    January to December 2020

    Location: Throughout Rijeka

    Rijeka is the 2020 European Capital of Culture, along with Galway in Ireland. That’s why the cultural calendar for the year includes around 1,000 exhibitions, performances, and events, including the prestigious long-term project “27 Neighborhoods,” which Rijeka is promoting alongside 26 other cities throughout Europe.

    Carnival in Rijeka

    January 17 – February 26, 2020

    Location: Throughout Rijeka

    Budi što želiš – or, in English: Be whatever you want to be! That’s the motto of the carnival celebrations in Rijeka. And, as in years past, the city expects around 10,000 participants and 100,000 visitors at the more or less traditional festivities.

    Fiumanka

    June 2020

    Location: Rijeka harbor

    During regatta season in June, Kvarner Bay teems with the white sails of participants’ boats. More than 200 boats take part in the race. On land, meanwhile, spectators talk shop and party – concerts and themed events continue long into the night.

    St. Vitus Days

    June 15, 2020

    Location: St. Vitus Cathedral and other event locations in Rijeka

    Every year in June, the city’s patron saint is honored with pilgrimages to the cathedral that bears his name. Several days of (primarily secular) events are held at the same time; they are considered the cultural highlight of the season.

    Rijeka Summer Nights

    June – July 2019

    Location: National Theater and throughout Rijeka

    For Rijeka Summer Nights, many little stages spring up all over the roads, squares and terraces of this port city. Street theater and concerts captivate visitors outdoors, and even the major venues participate in the festivities.

    Bela Nedeja Wine Festival

    October 6 and 7, 2019

    Location: Kastav

    The town of Kastav, with its beautiful medieval buildings, is always worth a visit. One particularly appetizing reason to take a day trip, however, takes place in early October. On the first Sunday and Monday of the month, the “Bela Nedeja” wine festival celebrates the season’s new wines.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone
    Country code: +385

    Mobile telephony and Internet
    Since June 2017, EU citizens traveling within the EU, and also in Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein have been able to use their cell phones and surf the Net without incurring any extra charges: In other words, customers pay the same price for phone calls, text messages and data volume as they do at home. Restrictions do apply to the constant use of SIM cards abroad, however, and caps may be set on data packages. For full details, contact your mobile telephony provider in your country. Travelers using a SIM card from a non-EU state do not benefit from the new arrangement.

    Free Internet access via Wi-Fi is possible in many busy tourist spots. When using public Wi-Fi networks, it is a wise precaution to ensure encryption of all passwords, credit card details and banking TANs entered. Use of a VPN app or security software to check the safety of a hotspot is recommended.

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    Shopping in Rijeka

    Key Areas

    Rijeka’s main promenade is the Korzo, a pedestrian area with cafés and many options for shopping. You will find shops from well-known brands as well as smaller shops offering souvenirs. If you want to bring back food or drinks as souvenirs, Manufaktura Rijeka (Riva 2) is the place to go. It offers Croatian wines, oils and delicacies.

    Markets

    A visit to the farmers and seafood market is an experience at any time of year. Local products are offered in the halls and pavilions, which have protected landmark status, as well as in stalls in the streets nearby. The stalls are open daily from the morning onwards.

    Shopping centers

    With 160 shops, the Tower Center on the outskirts of Rijeka (tower-center-rijeka.hr) is one of the country’s largest malls. You can find it all here: from upscale fashion and a broad range of dining options to childcare and a movie theater. The Robna Kuća Ri shopping center (robnakucari.hr; Riva 6) is closer to the city center and offers a wide selection of products.

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    The best time to visit the coastal regions is late spring or fall, particularly for outdoor enthusiasts. During those seasons, the Adriatic is warm enough for diving, swimming, surfing and sailing, but it’s not too hot for city tours or hikes.

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    77 %

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    absolute maxabsolute minØ absolute maxØ absolute minrelative humidityØ precipitationdays with deposit > 1mmsunshine duration
    Jan18 °C-8 °C8 °C2 °C77 %64 mm73.4 h
    Feb18 °C-12 °C9 °C2 °C73 %63 mm64.4 h
    Mar22 °C-6 °C12 °C4 °C72 %56.4 mm75.5 h
    Apr27 °C-1 °C16 °C8 °C71 %63.5 mm67.0 h
    May30 °C1 °C21 °C12 °C70 %59.6 mm78.7 h
    Jun33 °C7 °C24 °C15 °C68 %60.5 mm59.7 h
    Jul36 °C10 °C28 °C18 °C63 %42.4 mm410.9 h
    Aug35 °C9 °C27 °C18 °C66 %78.4 mm410.0 h
    Sep33 °C6 °C24 °C15 °C72 %82.3 mm57.8 h
    Oct32 °C1 °C19 °C11 °C74 %88.3 mm75.9 h
    Nov21 °C-1 °C14 °C6 °C76 %99.3 mm93.5 h
    Dec17 °C-6 °C10 °C3 °C76 %75.6 mm83.1 h
    year36 °C-12 °C18 °C9 °C72 %833.3 mm756.7 h

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    Visa & Immigration

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    Croatians are proud of their young nation, which has been a member of the EU since 2013. It is considered inappropriate for foreigners to comment on the country’s socialist or even fascist past. The Austrian and Italian traditions that have influenced local culture place great emphasis on politeness, but they also encompass a zest for life. Croatians are generally very warm and welcoming hosts. They are usually thrilled if you even attempt to use a few words of Croatian. Soccer is the top national sport in Croatia (the national team took second place in the 2018 World Cup), so soccer and sports in general are a good subject for small talk. For business appointments, formal clothing is generally expected. Swimwear should only be worn at the pool and the beach.

    Smoking

    Smoking is strictly prohibited in all public buildings. Special rules apply to restaurants; when in doubt, ask the staff if smoking is permitted.

    Tipping

    The bill should be rounded up in hotels, restaurants, and taxis. A ten-percent tip is customary.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 112

    Food & Drink

    The tap water is generally chlorinated and relatively clean, but drinking it may still cause mild digestive issues. For this reason, mineral water is recommended for the first few weeks of your stay; it is available everywhere. When purchasing water, check that the original packaging is properly sealed.

    Take care when eating undercooked pork (in dishes such as ground meat kebabs and sausages). Some regions of the country report cases of trichinosis (a parasitic infection) year-round. Meat that is cooked well-done poses no infection risk.

    Other Risks

    There is the risk of contracting Lyme disease from ticks from April to October throughout Croatia, especially in grasses, shrubs and undergrowth. The risk can be minimized by wearing clothing that covers the skin and by using insect repellent.

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. A vaccination is available for this disease.

    Cases of hepatitis A and hepatitis B also occur throughout the country. A vaccination to protect against hepatitis A is generally advisable. For longer visits or visits involving close contact with the local population, or with children and young people, the hepatitis B vaccine is recommended.

    Leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection transmitted by the sand fly, occurs in summer and fall in the coastal regions of the south and on the islands. The risk can be minimized by wearing clothing that covers the skin and by using insect repellent.

    Rabies is present throughout Croatia. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccinations are advised for backpackers, children, those at risk for vocational reasons, and those staying in Croatia for longer periods. Victims of animal bites should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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