Our Lady of Trsat Church

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Our Lady of Trsat Church information

Rijeka , Croatia
Frankopanski Trg
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According to legend, the angels carrying the house of Jesus' mother from Nazareth rested here in the late 13th century before moving it to Loreto in Italy. Pilgrims started trickling into the chapel erected on the site, and then pouring in when the Pope donated an icon of St Mary in 1367 (located on the main altar, behind a magnificent wrought-iron gate).

View offerings of votive gifts across in the baroque cloister and make an appointment to see the valuable sacral-art collection in the treasury, where you can watch a 15-minute film about the church.

To follow in the pilgrims’ steps, climb the Petar Kružić Stairway from Titov trg, built in 1531 for the faithful on their way to the church, and lined with chapels once used as rest stops for the pilgrims. Alternatively, take a quick ride on city bus 2 to Trsat.