What is Rijeka known for?

distinct independent

of the Western Roman Empire, Illyrian towns continued to speak Latin (see Illyro-Roman), which evolved over time, first into regional variants of Latin, and subsequently into distinct, independent Romance languages. That known as Dalmatian was spoken along the Dalmatian coast from Fiume (Rijeka) as far south as Cottora (Kotor) in Montenegro. Speakers lived mainly in the coastal towns of Jadera (Jadera, Dalmatia) (Zadar), Tragurium (Trogir), Spalatum http

oil campaign

bombardments happened on 12 January 1944 (attack on the refinery, part of the Oil Campaign (Oil Campaign of World War II)), on 3–6 November 1944, when a series of attacks resulted in at least 125 deaths and between 15 and 25 February 1945 (200 dead, 300 wounded). KAKO JE POTOPLJEN KIEBITZ?, Slavko Suzic


surrounding the city were occupied by the Italian military, setting the stage for an intense and bloody insurgency which would last until the end of the war. Partisan (Yugoslav Partisans) activity included guerrilla-style attacks on isolated positions or supply columns, sabotage and killings of civilians believed to be connected to the Italian and (later) German authorities. This, in turn, was met by stiff reprisals from the Italian and German military. On 14 July 1942, in reprisal

important world

the charm of the personal contact with the vendor or the excitement of the unpredictable purchase at the '''main City market – Placa'''. The harmonious compound of two pavilions and a Fish market building where, in the morning hours, the real Rijeka can be experienced. * '''Torpedo – launching ramp''' The launching ramp from 1930s is an item belonging to the closed torpedo production factory. It is proof of the technical inventive of Rijeka during this period and at the same time is an important

world landmark of industrial heritage. * For other cultural and historical monuments of Rijeka such as '''The Governor's Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Molo Longo, The Old Gateway or Roman Arch, Capuchin church of Our Lady of Lourdes''' and many other interesting places visit the pages of Rijeka Tourist Board. '''Museums, collections and exhibitions''' – Rijeka is a city with an unusual, turbulent past. The best places to discover the whole story on Rijeka are its museums, among its rich collections and exhibitions. * '''Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral''' Located in the beautiful Governor’s Palace building, it preserves a large part of Rijeka's history and maritime tradition. Besides its continuous ethnographic exhibition, visit our collection of furniture and portraits of people from Rijeka’s public life. * WikiPedia:Rijeka Dmoz:Regional Europe Croatia Localities Rijeka Commons:Rijeka

rock opera

first theatre role at the Croatian National Theatre (Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka) in Rijeka (HNK Rijeka) and played the title role in the rock opera ''Karolina riječka'' (English: ''Caroline of Rijeka''). Two years later she produced and acted in the monodrama ''Čekajući svog čovika'' (''Waiting for my Man'') at the Kerempuh theatre in Zagreb. In 2007 she was cast for one of the main roles in HNK Rijeka's musical ''Gospoda Glembajevi'' (''The Glembays''; based upon


or disbanded by post-war authorities. Refusing to be renamed AC Spalato and join the Italian league at the time when their home city of Split (Split, Croatia) was occupied by Italy, the entire squad joined the Partisans on the island of Vis (Vis (island)) in the spring of 1944 and spent the following 12 months playing friendly matches against assorted Allied garrisons around the Mediterranean representing the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia (NOVJ). ref name "hajdukrsssf">


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great architecture

as it has great architecture in the old parts of the city, as well as some very interesting places to go (such as Rijeka Natural History Museum - see link bellow) .... If you are in Rijeka, trying probably to get ferry to sail along Croatian coast, take some time to discover this city! You will be surprised how much is to see here... Rijeka airport is on the island of Krk, about 30 km from the Rijeka city centre. The Railway station is in street Kresimirova 5. Info tel: 060 333-4444. Scheduled bus lines connect Rijeka with larger Croatian and European cities - bus terminal in the city centre : tel. 660-360. Bellow are some useful links for Rijeka to start to explore. Take your transfer from Airport Rijeka to Rijeka Main Bus Terminal with official Rijeka Airport Taxi Transfer Service. All information you can take on our official website train Rijeka has been an important railhead since its early days as one of the major ports of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and is connected with direct services to other major cities in Croatia (Zagreb, Osijek) as well as twice daily services to Ljubljana in Slovenia, and one train via Zagreb each day to Budapest. Services to Pula by train are possible, though as the two cities are not connected in Croatia by rail (the connection is now in Slovenia), a designated bus is timed to take you that part of the journey. The Railway station is in 5 Krešimirova Street, at the northern edge of the town area. Information on rail services is available on the information counter, or on the telephone +385 60 333-44-44. You can buy tickets or make reservations at the station ticket-office (+385 51 21-33-33). The railway station has a luggage lockers open from 9AM to 9PM, ans is charged 15 kn. There is also a tourism information office in the station building, but is open odd hours - although there is a large map at the front of the station building. There is also an ATM at the station. The Croatian Railways website contains good information on train times and prices, and there is also some information for travel Rijeka-Ljubljana on the Slovenian Railways site. By bus Rijeka is connected by bus with bigger cities in Croatia, Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe. The busy bus terminal is in the city centre at the foot of the imposing Capuchin church, on Trg Žabica. You can find good information on timetable and fares at the Autotrans office (which also sells tickets), at Žabica 1 or by telephone +385 (0)60 30-20-10. Timetable is also available on the company's website There is a left-luggage office next to the newspaper and cigarette stand, open from 5:30AM till 10:30PM (the latest of all the transport modes in Rijeka). Luggage safekeeping is charged 9 kn. Eurobusways operates direct Budapest-Rijeka bus Bus between Budapest Rijeka By ship As one of the largest ports of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and the largest port in Croatia, ships play an important role in the life of Rijeka. Of best use to travellers from Rijeka is the Jadrolinija ferry service. The state-owned company operates small fast vessels to the nearby islands, as well as large car-carrying ferries down the Adriatic Coast to Zadar , Split and Dubrovnik before travelling to Bari in Italy. Ferry operates the year round, with departure on Mondays and Fridays at 8 PM (in winter at 6PM). The passenger terminal is in the city center, and on the waterfront just near the Jadrolinija office building (where one buys tickets on the ground floor) is a left-luggage office. Get around By foot Most of Rijeka is accessible on foot, and traffic is actually banned on Korzo in the heart of the city. By public transport For those that are further away from the city or tired, an efficient local bus network operates operating in a single-direction, circular movement around the central city area, and fanning out in all directions. Buses #2 and #8, to Trsat, are probably the most useful for tourists, and a good alternative to the 561 stair climb to the top of the hill. By Taxi Rijeka has a cheap and well organized Taxi service, they will get you anywhere in the city for approximately €10 or less. In the centre of the town there are three taxi terminals, at the Bus station, tel. +385 51 335 138; in the Matije Gupca Street, tel. +385 51 335 417, at the railway station, tel. +385 51 332 893 and there is also a taxi van available. * '''Taxi Rijeka''' tel: +385 91 516 5236 * '''Taxi Cammeo''' tel: +385 51 313 313 * '''Taxi Adria''' tel. +385 51 301 301 * '''VIP car service''' tel. +385 91 11 555 60 * WikiPedia:Rijeka Dmoz:Regional Europe Croatia Localities Rijeka Commons:Rijeka

fashion shows

Rijeka. As a parochial centre it was mentioned for the first time in 1288. Trsat Castle is one of the oldest fortifications on the Croatian Coast, where the characteristics of the early medieval town construction have been preserved. Today Trsat Castle, beside the souvenir shop and the coffee shop, is enriched with new facilities – gallery space where art exhibitions are held as well as open-air summer concerts and theatre performances, fashion shows and literary evenings. * '''City Tower

popular called

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Historically, because of its strategic position and its excellent deep-water port (Port of Rijeka), the city was fiercely contested, especially among Italy, Hungary, and Croatia, changing hands and demographics many times over centuries. According to the 2011 census data (Demographics of Croatia), the overwhelming majority of its citizens (82.52%) are Croats, along with the important Bosniak (Bosniaks of Croatia), Italian (Italians of Croatia) and Serb (Serbs of Croatia) minorities.

Rijeka is the centre of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The city's economy largely depends on shipbuilding (shipyards "3. Maj" and "Viktor Lenac Shipyard") and maritime transport. Rijeka hosts the Croatian National Theatre (Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka) "Ivan pl. Zajc (Ivan Zajc)", first built in 1765, as well as the University of Rijeka, founded in 1973 but with roots dating back to 1632.

Apart from Croatian, the population also uses its own unique version of the Venetian language (Fiumano (Fiuman dialect)), with an estimated 20,000 speakers among the autochtone Croats and various minorities. Historically it served as a lingua franca for the many ethnicities inhabiting the multicultural port-town.

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