Rijeka is an old town of rich history, and its historic nucleus and monuments attract a large number of tourists. Standing out among many impressive vistas of Rijeka undoubtedly is Trsat, the fortified medieval burg that once was the stronghold of the Frankopan princes, one of the greatest members of the Croatian nobility, and which now is one of the most important shrines in this country.
The Frankopan castle dates from sometime in the early middle ages, but it got its present appearance in the 18th century when the walls of the towers were lowered after the earthquake of 1750.
From the top of Učka there are wonderful panoramic views of Kvarner and the islands, all the way to the north Dalmatian islands and Velebit, towards Istria, Gorski kotar and Slovenia.
Fužine has an attractive position in a woody part of the mountainous region near Kvarner Riviera. Situated at an altitude of 730 meters and around thirty kilometers from the sea, Fužine provides a number of opportunities for a quality holiday. Fužine happens to be the oldest Croatian continental tourist location, where tourism began to develop in 1874.
The City of Opatija has the oldest tradition of tourism, dating back to the year 1844 when Rijeka aristocrat Ignacio Skarpa built a summer residence frequented by numerous guests. That was followed by the construction of the many hotels of Opatija
During this period, in Rijeka and the entire Kvarner numerous events, concerts, exhibitions, theatre performances and celebrations will be held. Six centuries of carnival tradition in this area and the influence of the Venetian and Austrian bourgeois carnivals are the basis on which the renewed Rijeka carnival started to create is unique identity
Although its harbour facilities make Rijeka unsuitable for sea-side bathing, the smaller nearby swimming resorts can be recommended. The city’s main attractions are located within a relatively small area. Its Empire and Secessionist style buildings, common to the Monarchy, evoke the atmosphere of Vienna or Budapest
If you plan to travel to Kvarner, here are three destinations that you should not miss out. Opatija, which is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, is located below a mountain and next to a nature park. Rab Island has become an extremely popular location for travelers because of its breathtaking beaches