Rijeka, the rhythm of the city
Rijeka is a city of rich history and dynamic present, new perspectives and the joy of life.
Alongside its newly acquired benefits as a tourist centre that has escaped from its former image of a port and industrial city, it adds old ones as well – excellent connections by road, boat, rail or plane, both as a means of arrival and as a starting point for new journeys.
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 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.
However, Rijeka lives intensely on its coast with its beautiful beaches. Exploring the city via planned walking routes or bicycle trails is also interesting.
Rijeka, to put it simply, has many faces - all of them are interesting and seductive and all of them are meant for you.