Rijeka (Rijeka)

Rijeka (Rijeka) – The city in Croatia, located on the coast of the Quince Bay of the Adriatic Sea, next to the Istria Peninsula, 160 km south-west of Zagreb and 27 km from Rijek International Airport, located on the Krk Island.

From the end of the 15th century and to the present, Rijeka is the largest Croatian seaside port.

Historically, because of its strategic situation with an excellent deep-water port, Rijeka has repeatedly become the cause of territorial disputes, especially between Italy, Hungary and Croatia, during the centuries being under the authority of different empires.

Attractions in the city almost no, except for rare vintage buildings of various eras, a few old churches and an annual carnival. In the vicinity it is worth visiting Trasat Castle, located on a hill, from which a good panoramic view of Rijek.

Because of his, primarily the portal value, Rijeka avoided the Filty of most seaside cities of Croatia, fully plunged into the turbines, because tourism is now only in the stage of becoming.

In trying to attract tourists in the city equipped the beach – Kostanj Beach Rijeka, a feature of which is the presence of special equipment for people with disabilities.

10 km west of Rijeka there is an Apathetic Riviera resort area, which attracts its unique climate and a variety of beaches – pebble and platform.

Due to the favorable geographical location of Rijeka is a major and important transport hub.

The city is connected by car highway and regular bus communication with many cities of Croatia, as well as with Slovenia, Italy and some European capitals.

From Reki, ferries go to the nearby islands of the Kvarnesk bay, as well as in Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik.

International Airport Rijeka is 27 km from the city on the city of Krk. The mainland of Croatia is associated with this island bridge with a length of 1430 meters.

Also through Rijeka is the railway line Zagreb-Rijeka Pula.

City Tower (Gradski Toranj)
– Tower with arch and baroque clock, built close to other buildings and located on the popular tourists of the pedestrian street Corzo.

In the period of the early Middle Ages on the site of the current tower, another more ancient, which is part of urban protective walls and guarding one of the main city gates at that time. However, the earthquake of 1750 it destroyed it, like many other buildings of the city.

The current tower was built at the end of the 17th century in a baroque style, by the end of the 19th century there were big hours and a little later – the dome.

Cathedral of St. Vita (Kedrala Svetog Vida)
– was built in the period from 1638 to 174 on the place of a small Romanesque church.

Until 1969, the temple was the Jesuit Church, and after became the Roman Catholic Cathedral.

The Cathedral Building is rather unusual for the city – it is round and decorated with an unusual rotrant with elements of baroque and gothic, with a small cone-shaped dome.

The interior of the cathedral is richly decorated, baroque altars are distinguished here and considered the miraculous cross of the XIII century.

Rijeka (Rijeka)

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (CRKVA Uznesenja Bla&# 382; ENE DJEVICE MARIJ
e) – the period of the early Middle Ages (12th century) was built on the ruins of the Roman bath. At the end of the 16th century was completely reconstructed.

Nearby there is a tilted Tower of Venetian building, built in 1377 and used as a bell tower of the Church.

Kapuchinsky Church of Our Lady of Lourdeskaya (Kapucinska Crkva Gospe Lurdske U Rijeci)
– Beautiful church with a magnificent non-neutic facade, decorated with mosaics and decorative stone decorations. Was built at the beginning of the 20th century.

Trasat Castle (Gradina TSAT)
– The fortress located in the vicinity of Rijeki, on the Hill of the same name, from which the beautiful view of the city and the surroundings.

The castle is an excellent model of medieval architecture and very popular among tourists.

The main buildings of the fortress were built in the XIII century, and its oldest part is the large tower, also known as Roman, partially built by the Romans, which appreciated the convenient location of this place.

By the 18th century, the value of the fortress significantly decreased. During a strong earthquake of 1750, it was practically destroyed by an earthquake.

In 1826, the Trasat castle acquired the Austrian Feldmarshal Leval Nugen, after which the restoration was carried out and neotic features were given to many buildings.

After World War II, the castle was again in a semi-closed state.

In 1960, restoration work, financed by the local government. Today, the old tower and part of the buildings are restored on the territory of the castle, but the west wing is still destroyed.

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