Rijeka Vacations

The third largest city in Croatia, Rijeka, also hosts the largest port in the country. Notable attractions include the Old Gate, a Roman arch from late antiquity, as well as the Tvornica "Torpedo" factory, where the first prototypes of self-propelled European torpedoes were created. Old palaces, Orthodox churches, the Riječka Pjaca, and the Rijeka ... Read more
Carnival, the largest carnival in Croatia and one of the largest in Europe, can also be found in this coastal destination.
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Rijeka places to stay and top hotels

Rijeka things to do and experiences

  • Trsat Castle
    9.914 reviews
    Historic Site, Landmark, Castle or Palace
    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • Park Angiolina
    9.610 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamilies
  • Mercato Centrale di Rijeka
    9.36 reviews
    Farmers Market, Market
    Popular withFoodiesWellness
  • Korzo
    9.36 reviews
    Plaza
    Popular withFoodiesOutdoorsy

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If you’re dreaming about a summer spent dipping your toes in the Adriatic, unfortunately you’re not alone. Summer, specifically July and August, is peak tourist season on the coast and islands of Croatia, so ... Read more
though you’ll likely enjoy the nice weather, you’ll have to endure exorbitant hotel rates and crowds, crowds, crowds. Summer is better spent inland at cities like Zagreb, where you’ll encounter an entirely different story: fewer tourists, more bargains, and cooler temperatures. The coast is much more pleasant in late spring and early fall when air and water temperatures are still warm, but places are cheaper and less crowded. Winter is also not bad along the coast, though it gets cold and snowy inland.

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Top Rijeka restaurants

  • Caffe Vintage
    10.02 reviews
    Bar, Cafe
    Popular withFoodiesHistory
  • Piko
    10.02 reviews
    Bakery
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Cukarikafe Bar
    10.03 reviews
    Bar, Cafe
    Popular withArtsyFoodies
  • Boonker
    10.03 reviews
    Italian, Pizza
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
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Ostarski Stanovi, Croatia

Croatia’s third-largest city, Rijeka is a bustling blend of gritty 20th-century port and Italianate Habsburg grandeur. Most people speed through en route to the islands or Dalmatia, but those who pause will discover charm, culture, good nightlife, intriguing festivals and Croatia’s most colourful carnival.

Despite some regrettable architectural ventures in the outskirts, much of the centre is replete with ornate Austro-Hungarian–style buildings. It’s a surprisingly verdant city once you’ve left its concrete core, which contains Croatia’s largest port, with ships, cargo and cranes lining the waterfront.

Rijeka is a vital transport hub, but as there’s no real beach in the city most people base themselves in nearby Opatija.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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The pictures posted give a great description of Rijeka. Seascapes mixed with old-world.

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