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Rijeka, Croatia

International Rijeka Carnival on Korzo with many participants and onlookers. Source: index.hr

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Rijeka - the centre of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County - is located between the sea and a mountain, at the foot of Mt. Ucka. West of it the popular Opatija Riviera, east of it beautiful Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera. Rijeka gets its freshwater from Gorski Kotar, the best preserved part of Croatia. In the past, it used to be an important port and merchant city, a role which it kept until today. Rijeka is a very picturesque city with developed urban tourism. In the summer, it is the place of many events: St. Vid Days, Sailing Regatta Fiumanka, Rijeka Summer Nights, Summer on Gradina, Hartera Festival, Assumption Pilgramage,
Rijeka, Croatia

Trsat Fortress, or a medieval fortress with the Marian sanctuary nearby. Source: flickr.com

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etc. Among the many cultural, athletic and religious events, the most famous is Rijeka Carnival, held in January and February. In 1995, Rijeka Carnival was awarded full membership in the European Association of Carnival Cities. In 2007, the Sunday Times included Rijeka Carnival among the 24 most exotic events in the world. Today, the Carnival, as an international festival, counts over ten thousand participants from ten countries in the International Carnival Procession only, with over 100,000 spectators. Rijeka also boasts many cultural and historical sites: Trsat Fortress, Old Gate or Roman Arch, Korzo of
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka - port, merchant and tourist city with numerous hotels and apartments in downtown Rijeka and its surroundings. Source: croatia.hr

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Rijeka, Cathedral of St. Vid, Governor's Palace, Old Town, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat, Capuchin Church of Our Blessed Mother of Lourdes, Church of St. Geronimo, Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Leaning Tower. Rijeka has many museums: Maritime and Historical Museum of Croatian Coast, Nature Museum, City Museum of Rijeka, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Information Technology Peek&Poke. Visitors can stay in numerous hotels, hostels, lodging houses, apartments and rooms, and in direction of Opatija there is also Preluk Camp.

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