With its deep-water port, Rijeka has always been a strategic location. It provides the feeling of a small town experience, but the exploration opportunities that only larger cities can provide.
One of the unique options that Rijeka offers is the Torpedo Factory. The first torpedo that was self-propelled was tested at that location in 1866. The launching ramp is the best preserved part of the factory, but the remains of the entire facility still exist.
The Roman Arch is another top landmark that deserves to be seen. It was originally thought to be a Triumphal Arch, but turned out to be a portal to the local pretorium. Located between two buildings on a narrow street, it is a unique site to enjoy in the city.
Additional sights include the Rijeka Cathedral, which is dedicated to St. Vitus, and the Palace Modello.
Rijeka also gives you instant access to the mountains if you prefer to get away from the beaches for awhile. In the winter months, visitors can access Platak ski resort for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding opportunities. You can also see all of Kvarner Bay and its islands from the ski slopes.
The International Carnival is Rijeka’s main event for the year. Held every year before lent, it has been an annual event since 1982. Numerous activities and celebrations occur in the days leading up to the main celebrations, including a rally race that features modified vintage vehicles.
Rijeka has long been a guardian for travelers coming to the region. Many have brought offerings to help themselves or loved ones so that illness or trouble could be avoided. Make it your destination and join the many who have this city guarding their hearts right now.