Rijeka has historically been one of the most important ports of the Austro-Hungarian empire and therefore subject to various domination. All these domination and different cultures left their traces and made this town special, open and interesting.
These are some of our recommendations on how to move and what to visit:
ROUTE 1: Take a walk through Korzo, drink a coffee on one of the sunny terraces, pass below the city tower and visit the Roman arch. Look at the Cathedral of St. Vitus and walk through the old town to Kosi Toranj, the pending tower, and the Dead Channel, which once was a state border between Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Along the dead channel, walk to the seaside and visit the city theater of Ivan Zajc and its square which in the 19th century was the quorum of the city right next to the beautiful town market known for its secession pavilions. Continue your walk through the marketplace next to the House of Turkeys to the Molo Longo coastal breakwater and return to Korzo from the seaside.
ROUTE 2: Take a walk through Korzo, drink a coffee on one of the sunny terraces, pass below the city tower and visit the Roman arch. Look at the Cathedral of St. Vitus and pass behind the church where you can climb the old city walls and see the magnificent Rijeka jail and court. Then relax in the park of Nikola Host and Vladimir Nazor, one of the oldest in Rijeka. The park contains sculptures, fountains and exotic plants, and among them lies the beautiful Vila Androch, which today is a state archive. The walk continues with a visit to the Governor’s Palace, the former residence of Gabriele D’Annunzio, which houses the Maritime Museum and one of the rarely preserved life jackets from the sinking Titanic. The walk ends with passing through the Ri-tunnel, a military tunnel built by Italian soldiers between 1939 and 1942 for the needs of civil protection during World War II, connecting the area from the cathedral to the Dolac.
Visit the beautiful mausoleums of the renowned historical Rijeka personalities at the Kozala cemetery, which also contains one of the first pets’ cemeteries in Europe.
Drive to the Torpedo factory, Kantrida football stadium and the city’s pools, relax and unwind at the Fiumana beach and enjoy the waterfront from Kantrida to Costabella.