Why go to Rijeka?
Holidays to Rijeka have long been Croatia’s best kept secret, but the word’s finally out. Awarded European Capital of Culture in 2020, it’s finally time for Rijeka to shine.
Rijeka’s the largest city on the Kvarner Riviera and a joyous mix of the old and new. Dubbed ‘the city of music’ for the soundtrack of punk rock, classic rave and straight-up house that booms from its many music venues and floats across the harbour. The city buzzes with life as former industrial spots are now hip nightclubs, trendy art spaces and swanky restaurants.
On the flipside, holidays to Rejika offer plenty for those who prefer things a little more laid-back. The Riva waterfront promenade is the perfect place for a sun-splashed stroll, along with the Molo Longo pier. And Korzo, the city’s hub, has a maze of narrow side streets packed with cute cafés and quaint shops. Foodies should head for the terrace at Konoba Primorska, home to all the fresh local cuisine that Croatia’s famous for. We’re talking squid ink risotto, known locally as crni rižot, and Buzara, a simple dish of mussels in white wine and garlic. And no meal’s complete without a glass of the famous rajika, a spirit that’s part of Croatian culture and a symbol of hospitality.
If it’s sights you’re after, holidays to Rijeka have plenty to keep your camera clicking. The Museum of Contemporary Art’s a must-see and there’s also a nature reserve just a few miles out the city. There’s also Celtic tombs, Roman ruins, and a whole host of cathedrals and beautiful architecture. And top it all, there’s plenty of places to sunbathe and relax by the sea at one of Rijeka’s sunny beaches.
Whether you’re looking for the hustle and bustle of the city, or to simply relax by the sea and soak up the scenery, holidays to Rijeka offer enough sights, sounds and culture to keep you coming back for more.