Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Rijeka

Trsat Castle

High on a hill above the city, this semiruined 13th-century fortress offers magnificent vistas from its bastions and ramparts, looking down the Rječina River valley to the docks, the Adriatic and the distant island …
Church in Rijeka

Our Lady of Trsat Church

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 across the Adriatic in Le Marche. Pilgrims started trickling into the…
Museum in Rijeka

Maritime & History Museum

The star of this museum is the building itself, the former palace of the Austro-Hungarian governor. It's a splendid showcase of Hungarian architecture, with grand staircases, glittering chandeliers and many sumptuou…
Cathedral in Rijeka

St Vitus' Cathedral

North of the Roman Gate is this unusual round cathedral, built by the Jesuit order in 1638 on the site of an older church and dedicated to Rijeka’s patron saint. If it looks familiar, it's probably because it featur…
Museum in Rijeka

Natural History Museum

Located in a very grand 19th-century villa, this museum is devoted to the geology, botany and sea life of the Adriatic area. There’s a small aquarium, exhibits on sharks, taxidermic animals and lots of bugs. Don’t m…
Church in Rijeka

Our Lady of Lourdes Capuchin Church

If you're arriving by bus, you won't help but notice this imposing church towering over the station. Dating from 1904, its ornate neo-Gothic facade stands above an elaborate Italianate double staircase.
Observatory in Rijeka

Astronomical Centre

High on a hill in the east of the city, Croatia’s first astronomical centre is a striking modern complex encompassing an observatory, planetarium and study centre. Check the website for details of evening presentati…
Tower in Rijeka

City Tower

One of the few buildings to have survived the 1750 earthquake, the distinctive yellow City Tower was originally a gate from the waterfront to the old town centre. The Habsburgs added the baroque decorations after th…
Gallery in Rijeka

Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art

On the 2nd floor of the university library, this small museum puts on high-quality rotating shows, from street photography to contemporary drawings and sculptures.
Gate in Rijeka

Roman Arch

This plain archway marks the former entrance to the Praetorium, an ancient military complex. Other Roman remains can be seen in a small excavation site nearby.