Trsat Castle represents a strategically embossed gazebo on a hill 138 meters above sea level that dominates Rijeka. Today the Trsat Castle has been enriched by new facilities and events – visual arts gallery, open-air summer concerts and theatre performances as well as fashion shows and literary evenings.
St. Vitus’ Cathedral is the only Baroque rotunda of monumental proportions built on Croatian soil. The construction of this church, designed by the Jesuit architect G. Briano, began in 1638. It was made on the model of the famous Venetian church of Santa Maria della Salute.
No supermarket can replace the charm of the personal contact with the vendor of the excitement of the unpredictable purchase at the main Rijeka market – Placa. It developed next to the sea shore, near the wooden pier, where the local fishermen used to unload their catch and take it in baskets to the market to sell.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat is the largest centre of pilgrimage in western Croatia. Its foundation is reported to be, according to tradition, related to the miraculous transport of the Nazareth Barn, and its stay on Trsat (1291 – 1294). Shortly after the relocation of the Mother of God’s house to Loreto, Prince Nikola I of Krk built the first small church on the place where the barn stood on Trsat.
Passing under the round City Tower, the former main medieval town entrance that gave access to the coast, you enter the centre of Rijeka’s Old Town. Located in the modern-day Ivan Kobler Square, there was once a more compact municipal centre called Placa, which served the significantly smaller fortified medieval town.
Whether you would like to spend your holiday with your family, on an active sport holiday, enjoying romantic moments, alone or being entertained – Rijeka has the beach for everyone’s taste. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, the bathing season in Rijeka begins in spring and lasts until late autumn.
The existing breakwater of the main port’s pool is famously known as the “Molo longo” because of its length of 1707 m which today function as a passenger terminal and coastal promenade. The construction plans and preparations for the Breakwater began in 1872 and it was completed in 1888. It was named Molo Maria Teresa after the Empress for her historic influence on the development of the city.
In addition to the botanical garden, the museum has a multimedia centre with an aquarium containing species from the Adriatic Sea. The Museum is oriented towards marine research and has a specialised library in the field of biology, geology and palaeontology. Visitors can enjoy the rich collections and permanent exhibition representing the geological past of the Adriatic, oceanographic research, minerals, marine invertebrates, sharks and rays, the “Aquarium” multimedia centre and reptiles and amphibians from the Rijeka area.
Rijeka is reflected in Korzo, at Korzo you can read Rijeka. Anyone who, at least once, had a coffee at one of the terraces of numerous and picturesque café bars lined along this unusual promenade, would agree. City Tower, a symbol of Rijeka and a good example of a typical round tower access-point, which lead into the fortified town. Today it dominates the central part of Korzo, although during its lifetime it was overtopped by more recently constructed buildings.
St. Vitus’ Cathedral is the only Baroque rotunda of monumental proportions built on Croatian soil. The construction of this church, designed by the Jesuit architect G. Briano, began in 1638. It was made on the model of the famous Venetian church of Santa Maria della Salute. The location selected for the construction of the St. Vitus’ church was an elevated area at the heart of the then still medieval urban tissue. Initially, there was a small church of the same name, dedicated to the city's patron saint. The Jesuits, as the creators of the project, primarily decided to use the cult of the Miraculous Crucifix from the small church, which, according to popular legend, started bleeding when a certain Petar Lončarić threw a stone at it after exploding with rage over a gambling loss. The early Gothic crucifix is incorporated into the Baroque main altar of the new church, which, in the spirit of storytelling piety inherent to miraculous relics, also houses Lončarić's stone and a small bronze hand.
The Old Gateway or Roman Arch is not a Roman triumphal arch, as was once presumed, but a representative main entrance to the centre of the Late Antique command compound of the Roman Tarsatica, an ancient town on whose ruins the medieval Rijeka was built. Rijeka’s common people were right in calling this ancient monument simply the Gateway, while the name Roman Arch has been gradually accepted since Classicism, when it started to be documented and researched.
Those who peek into Rijeka’s computer museum and poke through its past will be amazed by the speed at which our technological future has become our past. The museum has over 2000 exhibits of international and Croatian computer, audio, video and photo technology. The first Croatian museum dedicated to childhood, games, books and toys loved by many generations before they "decided" to become all grown up and serious. The Childhood Museum offers more than 600 exhibits among which the oldest toy dates back to 1900. It is thematically divided into the Creation Park, Fossil Zone, Social Circle, Advertising Passage, Book Corner, Doll Empire, Sand Arena, Street Call and In Front of the Screen.
The museum is headquartered in the former Governor's Palace, a historicist edifice and protected cultural monument. The Governor's Palace was constructed in 1896 and designed by Alajos Hauszmann, one of the foremost Hungarian architects during the time when Rijeka was under Hungarian rule. Today, the palace houses the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, which was established in 1961 and comprises maritime, historical and cultural, ethnographic and archaeological departments. Some of the original items from the Governor's Palace, such as furniture and artisan craft-work, have been preserved and exhibited in salons on the first floor. The permanent exhibition of the museum provides an interactive and modern platform for showcasing the long, rich and tumultuous history and culture of living in the area of what is today Primorje-Gorski Kotar County from prehistoric times to the present day.
We all know that a city without its own museum is not a city. Rijeka’s City Museum awaits its visitors in the Governor’s Palace Park. The activity of this institution can be seen in various areas of activity, including collecting, treatment and restoration, research of the city’s (and not only the city’s) past and organising exhibitions on important historical themes.
The Museum is oriented towards marine research and has a specialised library in the field of biology, geology and palaeontology. Visitors can enjoy the rich collections and permanent exhibition representing the geological past of the Adriatic, oceanographic research, minerals, marine invertebrates, sharks and rays, the “Aquarium” multimedia centre and reptiles and amphibians from the Rijeka area.
The Museum is working on a number of collections. These are collections of works by national artists Božidar Rašica, Romolo Venucci and Slavko Grčko, as well as collections of drawings, graphics, sculptures, posters, paintings, photographs and media art. The exhibition activities take place in Krešimirova Street as well as in the Mali salon, on Korzo.
The main part of this collection is Ivan Mažuranić’s library and his archive. The manuscript of Gundulić’s epic poem, Osman, from 1647 is stored here, a gift from Petar Petrović Njegoš. The library has eight thousand books and the archive with two thousands volumes. In 1947, the villa received the status of monument heritage. The symbol of the collection is the ring of Smail-aga Čengić, the main character in Mažuranić’s epic poem of the same name.
The Glagolitic alphabet exhibition in the University Library is a permanent exhibition with 127 items, each telling a story about the extensibility and importance of this alphabet in both Croatian and European cultural history. The alphabet was created in the 9th century and was dedicated to the Slavic peoples; its creators were Constantine (known as Cyril) and his older brother Methodius.
The Trsat Castle represents a strategically embossed lookout on a hill 138 meters above sea level dominating Rijeka. Today the Trsat Castle has been enriched by new facilities and events – visual arts gallery, open-air summer concerts and theatre performances as well as fashion shows and literary evenings. Within the Trsat Castle you'll find the Trsat Castle Info Point where you can get any information about this building and the City of Rijeka.
The current Breakwater in the main port basin is known as "molo longo" due to its 1707 m length. It is used as a passenger terminal and promenade. The construction plans and preparations for the Breakwater began in 1872 and it was completed in 1888. It was named Molo Maria Teresa after the Empress for her historic influence on the development of the city. It was planned to be an administrative centre for Hungary by the Hungarian architect Antal Hajnal.
No supermarket can replace the charm of the personal contact with the vendor of the excitement of the unpredictable purchase at the main Rijeka market – Placa. The main City Market has been the place chosen by the people of Rijeka as the best place to dine since the 19th century. It developed next to the sea shore, near the wooden pier, where the local fishermen used to unload their catch and take it in baskets to the market to sell.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat is the largest pilgrimage centre of Western Croatia. Its foundation is reported to be, according to tradition, related to the miraculous transport of the Nazareth Barn, and its stay on Trsat (1291 – 1294). Shortly after the relocation of the Mother of God’s house to Loreto, Prince Nikola I of Krk built the first small church on the place where the barn stood on Trsat.
Experience the mysterious side of Rijeka, the one telling a story from times immemorial, the story about the old Romans who moved the Palaeolithic and Neolithic Rijeka from the edges of the today’s city closer to the sea, which means that from the main Rijeka’s promenade – Korzo you step into the passage under the city tower leading to the “old Rijeka”. It is enough to pass through only a few metres long “small tunnel” to step into Rijeka’s history so nicely incorporated in the present.
The Astronomical Centre Rijeka is the only facility of its kind in Croatia. It was opened in 2009 above the city, in the former fortress which dates back to the Second World War. In 2001 a telescope protected by a mobile dome was installed in one of the four fortress towers. Today it is the first astronomy centre in Croatia that includes both an observatory and a planetarium. It is also the only planetarium in Croatia and the wider region with digital technology.
How many times have you visited a military facility as a tourist? Not very often is our guess. Well, Rijeka offers a rare opportunity to do exactly that. And it will lead you underground in the process. The first military tunnel opened exclusively for tourist visits is waiting for you in the very centre of the city. The entrance to the tunnel is located next to the Cathedral of St. Vitus and it stretches below the Old Town to the Dolac Primary School. The 330-m long tunnel, which was dug into bedrock from 1939 to 1942 by the Italian military in order to protect civilians from aerial bombings, descends to a depth of 10 m in several places. It is 4 m wide and 2.5 m high on average. The main tunnel bore branches off in two directions, one leading towards the old city hall building and the other to the Cathedral of St. Vitus. In several places along the tunnel, you can still see the original “Riservato all U.N.P.A.” (“Reserved for the Anti-aircraft Corps“) signs. At the time, the Dolac Primary School was the headquarters of the Corps. The tunnel proved its merit during the endgame of the war in 1944 and 1945, when Rijeka was attacked in waves by the Allied air forces. It also served its purpose during the Croatian War of Independence when it was used as a shelter by a portion of the population on two separate occasions. The tunnel is supplied with light fittings and is covered with sand in its entire length in order to facilitate walking. The interior temperature of the tunnel is 15 degrees. The tunnel has been repurposed to better fit the needs of the times, which means that it is no longer a military facility, but yet another site on the tourist map of the city.
In the northwest corner of Titov Square stands a Baroque chapel with a relief of Madonna with the Child on its front. This passable chapel resembles a small triumphal arch and marks the beginning of the Petar Kružić Stairway that lead to the famous pilgrimage centre, the Franciscan monastery at Trsat. The steps were built in 1531 by order of Warlord Petar Kružić, and were built up over the centuries (up to today's over 500 steps) and adorned with votive chapels.
In June, Rijeka traditionally lives in the spirit of sailing. During those days its port turns into a marina full of boats and each year it is visited in growing numbers by sea and sailing enthusiasts from numerous countries, as well as an increasing number of media representatives who are coming to their own media regatta. With its traditional slogan "Got a boat, got a sail, sign up!", Fiumanka offers a variety of different and completely free regattas; media, Rotary charity race, Liburnija sports and navigation, and a worldwide hit ‘Virtual Fiumanka’, for those who prefer sailing from the comfort of their home. The main event is the final regatta - The Great Fiumanka. Time of event: June
During the summer months, Rijeka’s squares, streets and terraces become a theatre stage. Famous city locations, as well as places which even the citizens of Rijeka can hardly imagine could be turned into the backdrop for actors and theatre equipment, are for few weeks given over to artists of the most varied music and scenic expressions. The Festival Programme ranges from a performance of classical drama, premieres of new dramas and classical music concerts to the street theatre performances and show business stars’ concerts. The unavoidable part of the Festival is where the modern relationship between industrial architecture and theatre meet so that some of the shows take place in the areas of past industrial plants. Time of event: June-July
Many successful programmes have been held since the beginning of this famous summer event that takes place within the atmosphere of the beautiful Trsat Castle. The main goal of the event is a revival of the magic castle area through music, word, movement and pictures, as well as spreading the cultural offer of the city and county during the tourist season. The cultural and entertainment programme takes place inside the walls of this historical building which hosts numerous famous Croatian actors and musicians. Time of event: June-September
Gastro days are organized with the aim of learning and conserving the traditions of the Mediterranean Diet in this area whose beneficial effect has been proved by numerous studies. In order to preserve the traditions of this Diet, which was used by our ancestors, and celebrate its return to the menus of homes and restaurants, during this event a series of caterers on Rijeka’s Korzo and in their restaurants prepare various meals for promotional prices using ingredients typical for this type of climate. April / May - Asparagus Week May / June - Sardine is IN / Cherries Week September - Squid and Figs Week December - Codfish and Chocolate Week
“Krepat, ma ne molat!” (Die but never give up) - is the motto that summarizes all the best that Rijeka Carnival represents. Despite its long history, a cheerful, stubborn, uncontrollable but also critical Carnival spirit shows no tiredness, but thrives from year to year, growing through a new generation of Carnival participants, feeding the events with new ideas equal to those of its long tradition. The best way to experience the Rijeka Carnival is to come here and live it with all your senses – Be what you want! Come to the Rijeka Carnival! Time of event: January-February
Thanks to the tireless sea and maritime enthusiasts, Rijeka offers to its citizens and visitors an interesting retro event: "Fiumare" - Kvarner festival of the sea and maritime tradition. At the time of the event, Rijeka "goes back 100 years" when the area around Dead Canal was a place of intense daily commercial traffic. By connecting the maritime and commercial tradition of the past with contemporary everyday life, "Fiumare" becomes a certain time machine on the authentic locations of Delta - Dead Canal and Verdi Street - connections to both market and port. Traditional wooden sailboats anchored in Dead Canal, traders and craftsmen from all parts of Kvarner in traditional costumes, interactive workshops of maritime and fishing skills, ship modelling workshops and the promotion of old customs, photographs, paintings... Traditional songs and dances, gastronomic offer of authentic dishes and wines, organised sightseeing of theatres and historical locations of the city centre, traditional sailboat regattas... that’s a collage of the revived images of the Dead Canal through the centuries. Time of event: May / June
One of the longest running festivals featuring new bands, the Ri Rock Festival has become Rijeka's musical trademark. It is the central event of Rijeka's alternative scene. Many now famous names like Parafi, Termiti, Fit, Denis&Denis, Grč, Laufer, Let 3, Urban etc. launched their career on the Ri Rock stage. Time of event: December
The most frequented street race in Croatia in which, every year, several thousand citizens participate. Besides the traditional citizens’ race, this running festival hosts Rijeka’s half-marathon, the Hendi Cup and the Ciciban Cup. Besides sports, an appropriate entertainment programme also takes place with bands located by the very track and various accompanying events in the city centre where the race starts. Time of event: April
One morning back in 1291 Trsat's woodmen saw a small house in front of them in the woods that was not there earlier. Scared and surprised, they notified the vicar Jurjević about the miracle, and he calmed them down by telling them that he already knew what it was. In fact, it was the Nazareth house of the Holy Virgin Mary which was, from fear of the Ottoman conqueror, transported by angels to Trsat where it remained for full three years and seven months. However, after that period the moment arrived when the house continued its journey towards Lorreto, where it should have been transported to in the first place. Prince Martin Frankopan, in order to comfort the people of Trsat, built the Franciscan monastery on the same site. Today, the Our Lady's sanctuary known by many who have come here on pilgrimages and by the numerous believers, especially on the day of Assumption of Mary is located on Trsat. Time of event: 15th August
Within the celebration of St. Vitus days, Rijeka’s patron saint, numerous sporting, cultural and entertainment events take place. The celebration of St. Vitus has for Rijeka always been an important holiday and even back in 15th century, the 15th of June, was celebrated in a special way. After 45 years of suspension, the patron saint was returned to the city in 1991 and Rijeka, by means of ecclesiastical ceremonies and a series of concerts, exhibitions, shows and sporting events and presented itself as a Mediterranean city recognizable for its patron saint. In every corner of the city, you will find entertainment for yourselves. Time of event: June
Christmas and New Year holidays are especially cheerful on Rijeka's Korzo, where various cultural and entertainment programmes are held during November, December and the first half of January, with colourful stalls. Rijeka's caterers also join in with the atmosphere with their Christmas gastronomic offer, and the RI gastro is held at the same time, promoting delicacies with cod and chocolate. Every year, to the delight of the youngest ones, the Santa Claus train runs through the city centre, there is also the celebration of the feast of St. Nicholas and many other programmes in the open and in the closed venues of the city. Some of the many holiday programmes are turning on the Christmas lights, concerts in the ''Ivan pl. Zajc'' Croatian National Theatre, Christmas concert at the Cathedral... and the peak of the evening - New Year's Eve on Korzo with concerts and fireworks. Time of event: November-January
The Trsat Castle, which has been a watchful eye overlooking Istria and Kvarner for centuries, is the ideal place to tell the stories it has witnessed, this is why it was selected as the base for the "Malik Fest". This fairy tale-like costume show is held in the area in and around Trsat Castle and the programme offers a range of multimedia events with the aim of presenting the intangible cultural heritage - myths and legends of Istria and Kvarner, and the Festival also deals with the themes of man's relationship with nature and ecology. In addition to hanging out with creatures from myths and legends, the programme includes a combination of theatre pieces, authentic instrument performances, staging of mythical creatures of our region, storytelling, presentation and the offer of indigenous crafts, products and delicacies, exhibitions, presentations of ancient sports, a variety of workshops, games and discussions. Time of event: June
Rijeka’s stairs is a fashion event featuring evening dresses and suits by renowned Croatian fashion houses and designers. The event is held every year in late August on the stairs by the Grand Hotel Bonavia. It is one of the biggest and most important events in the region and one of the top fashion events in Croatia. The aim of the project is to promote and encourage the development of the Croatian textile industry through the promotion of large Croatian fashion houses and designers. The great response of exhibitors, participants and media is proof of its economic significance for the domestic fashion and textile industry. Time of event: August
The restaurant is located in the heart of Trsat, elegant and spacious, with a visible spirit of history. Ideal for family gatherings, celebrations, birthdays, or anniversaries, in the warmer months, Trsatica offers a spacious terrace, and all the visitors can see what is happening with their meal as the restaurant has an open view of the kitchen.
This restaurant-tavern with a long tradition in its original interior offers dishes made using fresh local ingredients, along with a large selection of local spirits (rakija) and wines made by Croatian producers. Prices of traditional brunches range from HRK 30.00 to 40.00, while the price of group menus is HRK 100.00 or more.
The old hotel restaurant offers tastes of Mediterranean and continental cuisine combined. When season allows, you may enjoy your meal on a beautiful terrace that stretches to the river Rječina, in the shadow of centuries-old chestnuts. The gastronomic offer is rounded with the Sweetshop Cont, with its sweet and colourful dishes.
The Borik tavern is located on Pećine in a pleasant area of a peaceful park, with an outdoor terrace and a sea view. You can enjoy Littoral and Istrian cuisine specialties here, as well as homemade bread and gnocchi, first class fish, risottos, busaras, meat specialties and traditional dishes prepared under the lid.
Found in some forty countries around the world, this famous chain of bars can also be found in Rijeka, in the very centre of the city. In a replica of a Belgian cafe from the last century try different kinds of world famous beers and selected Flemish and Mediterranean cuisine.
A pub located in the city centre, furnished in harmony with its location close to the sea. It is a place to drink an excellent coffee, to attend an “after work party” or to stay until the early morning hours with a rich choice of drinks, live performances and a variety of parties.
During the week it is the perfect place to have your favourite coffee, to enjoy cocktails right by the sea, overlooking the harbour, the terminal and Opatija, and when night falls, it is the place to be for young people of different generations and styles until late in the night. Nina has three zones: the stern – the main floor for dancing and entertainment, the bow – clubbing floor consisting of an indoor and outdoor section, and disco room – the most colourful club section of the boat, which dances in house groove & fashion house rhythms every Saturday from midnight to six.
The club, located right in the centre of the city, offers relaxing entertainment with DJs where everyone can find their own 5 minutes of good music. During the day, this is a pleasant place to drink a coffee. When the weather is nice and hot, the entertainment is spread over the two terraces.
Garçon Bar is located at the very centre of the city. In the morning and afternoon it is a perfect place to have a cup of coffee or some other favoured beverage, and in the evening it is a bar with a whole lot of good fun – live music, student nights, karaoke, and various themed parties accompanied by an amazing DJ and pretty hostesses – such is the weekend routine at the Garçon Bar.
The oldest rock club in Rijeka offers two concert halls for a wide variety of performers – bands from Rijeka, notable rock and alternative bands from the area around Rijeka, the music underground, etc. Palach also includes the Student Cultural Centre Gallery and a multifunctional hall.
This cafe/pub in the centre of the city, with its unique and cosy atmosphere, offers a standard and expanded range of coffees, teas, beers, and quality wines. Dogs are welcome and your electronic pets can be charged at any table. TV is on during Sundays which are reserved for sports, and chess lovers can ask for chess pieces at the counter. Payment by cash and debit or credit cards.
Pepe Rosso is a tavern, but not a totally conventional one. Tango and salsa nights, a variety of promotions – from wine to books, exhibitions and performances, entertainment with DJs or live music, it is all added to Mediterranean tastes which can be tried in this inexhaustible place.
Pommery offers entertainment throughout the day with over twenty types of sparkling wines and champagnes served by the glass as well as other quality drinks. Located on Korzo, it is an inevitable place for all generations who like entertainment with the latest musical hits.
Bar Bar is a completely unique diner – everyone will find something to their liking here, whether it's coffee and a croissant, delicious cookies with almonds and jam or perhaps a glass of freshly squeezed juice. Fans of beer can choose from more than thirty different brands of their favourite drink, those who prefer wine will enjoy something from Bar Bar’s extensive wine list, while others can try one of ten different types of whisky – all while listening to great music, which is often played live.
The Bačva pub is located near the centre of the city, next to the Bonavia hotel. Every day acoustic concerts are held at the pub, which offers a wine card with a variety of wines, cocktails made in accordance with special recipes, a wide variety of whiskeys, smoothies, fresh juices, and great quality coffee with fresh soy or barley milk.
A meeting point for young people and all those looking to have fun. It works with the same intensity during the day and during the evening. It is special for its creative furnishings, relaxing music and atmosphere which also moves onto two terraces during the warmer weather.
A friendly and pleasant place on Korzo, which owes its name to the former New York Mayor, Fiorello La Guardia, who lived on the upper floor of the same building during his short diplomatic career in Rijeka. There is even a life-size statue of Fiorello who has recently found his table in this pub.
No supermarket can replace the charm of the personal contact with the vendor of the excitement of the unpredictable purchase at the main Rijeka market – Placa. The main city market was built at the end of the 19th century by the sea shore. Construction took place thanks to fishermen who set their catch ashore precisely on that spot.
The Tower Center Rijeka is a shopping mall which includes shops, restaurants, a large supermarket, and an entertainment infrastructure (Blitz Cine Star cinemas, areas for entertaining and sporting activities). In the centre is the tower with offices, congress halls and meeting rooms. This modern and elegant shopping centre includes 8 megastores and 150 shops offering clothes and footwear, technology and home furnishings. Within the Tower Center Rijeka is a car park with 7 over ground levels and 3 underground levels with a total of 21,000 parking places. The centre was opened in 2006 and is open every day and parking is free of charge.
Over 50 different shops can be found in the Western Commercial Centre, over three floors. With its appearance, the Centre reflects the outlines of the Kvarner Bay and is divided into two main golden structures. A sea view is ensured through the panoramic elevators. Open every day, it offers its customers brands which have never been present in the region before as well as a number of different offers for all generations. Besides the shops, ZTC offers places for gastronomic refreshment and for those looking to spend time with a cup of coffee and other beverages.
Shops in the city centre are open from 8 am until 8 pm, on Saturdays and Sundays they are mostly open until 1 pm. In the city centre there are several pharmacies which usually stay open 24/7. After 8 pm, cigarettes and newspapers can be bought in the only kiosk that works 24/7 located at the Bus station, on Žabica. You can purchase all you need in one of the larger commercial centres in Rijeka.
The word souvenir comes from the French word souvenir and means memory. Take home a touchable memory of Rijeka. Rijeka's souvenirs can be found in the Tourist Information Centre, in the chosen galleries and shops that have received the “Originally from Rijeka” and “Unique quality” labels – Mala galerija Bruketa (Užarska 25), Atelijer Rogić (Užarska 15b), gift-shops in the department stores Korzo and Ri, in Tisak and iNovine kiosks and at Jeweller Grabušić (Matije Gupca 15a). In beautiful Trsat is the small shop called La Mamma delicije (Petra Zrinskog 2) that, in just a few square metres, includes all the best from around Croatia, and in the Old town there is "Šta da?!" shop (Užarska 14) with the assortment of bags, T-shirts, pillows and jewellery with this slogan that has grown from a local catchphrase into a recognizable brand.
The Rijeka Airport is located on the island of Krk some 30 km away from the city. All the information about the flights can be found on the airport webpage and plane tickets can be purchased online on the web pages of airline companies or in a number of travel agencies. Transfer between the city centre and the airport is organised by bus.
The best way to get around Rijeka city centre is often on foot, but taxis, buses and hire cars can make the journey easier. Rijeka’s public transportation includes the city (1st zone) and suburban (2nd, 3rd and 4th zone) bus lines. Public transport operates from 5 am to 11.30 pm, approximately every 15 minutes. The Tourist Card allows you unlimited use of Rijeka’s buses. Your ticket is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. The rail station is in Krešimirova street 5 (tel: +385 60 333 4444 for information), while the bus station is located at Žabica Square (tel:+ 385 60 302 010 or visit www.autotrans.hr for timetables). Scheduled bus lines connect Rijeka with bigger Croatian and European cities. The boat harbour is located in the city centre. Information about the timetable as well as about prices and other information can be found on the Jadrolinija web page www.jadrolinija.hr. It is also possible to purchase tickets online or in person at the Jadrolinija agency located on Rijeka's waterfront.