Rijeka

Croatia

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The port city of Rijeka is brimming with rich history and culture. Over the centuries, many different nations and empires made their mark on the city, something you can still see in the architecture today. Explore ruins left behind by Rijeka’s first settlers, the Romans, and enjoy the ornate, Baroque buildings left behind by the Austrian empire. People joke that while everywhere else has 4 seasons, Rijeka has 5: winter, spring, summer, fall, and carnival. If you’re visiting around February, you might be in luck and witness the spectacular festivities.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Rijeka, Croatia
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central European Time)
  • Language
    Croatian To greet someone, say “zdravo” for hello or “dobar dan” meaning good day.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Croatian Kuna (some places may accept Euros) Meander through the streets and you’ll plenty of places to buy souvenirs and gifts. On a nice day, stop at Rijeka central market for Croatian delicacies.
    • Famous For
      Croatian Kuna (some places may accept Euros) Meander through the streets and you’ll plenty of places to buy souvenirs and gifts. On a nice day, stop at Rijeka central market for Croatian delicacies.
    • Important
      If you’re hoping to do some shopping on a Saturday or Sunday, get there early: many gift shops close at 1pm on weekends. Essentials like pharmacies stay open 24/7.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Catch stunning views from Trsat Castle. Located on a hill above Rijeka, it was once used as a fortress in the 1200s but has since been rebuilt and renovated by the Frankopan dukes of Krk and most recently in 1824 by a commander in the Austrian army. It’s the perfect example of how the influences of many different nations shaped this port city over the centuries.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The City Tower featuring a clock and decorations added by the Habsburgs, sticks out in Rijeka for its yellow color. It was one of the few major structures to have survived a large earthquake in 1750.
      • Fun Fact: Foodies
        Try Grobnički sir, a sheep’s milk cheese produced in the nearby valley of Grobnik.
      • Fun Fact: Landmarks
        Featuring a Baroque rotunda, St. Vitas’ Cathedral can be found on the back of the 100KN note.

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