The Unexpected Pleasure of Rijeka, Croatia

Croatia, Rijeka Guide (B): The Unexpected Pleasure of Rijeka, Croatia

There seems to be little of the Croatian coast that tourists are not familiar with these days. From Dubrovnik to Rovinj, tourists have flocked to admire this pristine coast and the delightful destinations found along it. Looking at a map of Croatia, I was rightfully confused when planning my most recent visit that I hadn’t heard more about Rijeka. It is after all, the third biggest city in Croatia. So why was it I hadn’t seen much about visiting Rijeka before?

Keen to find out for myself what the city offered, Rijeka was a natural fit in my Croatian itinerary. Before venturing onto Istria, I spent a few days in the city even though I didn’t know what to expect. I hedged my bet by staying somewhere where I could catch up on work too if needed. The rainy March weather did mean I spent a fair amount of time indoors, but I did get the chance to go out and see the city and came away thoroughly impressed by what this unassuming port city had to show me. It may not be the textbook Croatian coastal destination that people rush to visit, but Rijeka was a pleasure to visit nonetheless. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Unexpected Pleasure of Rijeka, Croatia
Guide Location: Croatia » Rijeka
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Port Waterfront   Korzo   City Hall   City Clock Tower   Saint Vitus Cathedral   Church of Our Lady of Lourdes   Croatian National Theatre   Rijeka City Library   Rijeka Marina   Liberation Monument   Bridge of Croatian Defenders   Trsat Fortress  
Author: David Johnston
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