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The Opatija and Rijeka Riviera

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The richness and beauty of Kvarner

The Pearl of the Adriatic, the Opatija and Rijeka Riviera emerged at the place where the slopes of Učka dive into the Kvarner Bay. Opatija, Rijeka, Lovran, Mošćenička Draga, Ičići, Kastav, Čavle and Viškovo are connected with their culture, customs and joint past, through which each of the towns on the Riviera attracted the world’s political, economic and artistic elite in their own way. Experience the richness and the beauty of the Opatija and Rijeka Riviera through cultural heritage and local cuisine.

The Riviera has cherished its rich culture since Antiquity, while the visually attractive industrial architecture and many events, held in the area throughout the year, make it one of the most famous centres of urban tourism. The Riviera continues to enrich the royal reputation and charm of well-tended parks and gardens with new values, defending the status of one of the most renowned tourist destinations. The fans of history can feel what life was like hundreds of years ago in the historic towns of Mošćenice, Brseč, Kastav, Veprinac and Grobnik.

Owing to its tradition of tourism, the Riviera does not lack the accommodation for the numerous visitors, who decide to spend their holiday there. Hotels, hostels, rural holiday houses, apartments and camps will enable you to go and explore the surroundings carefree.

Enjoy the unique culinary delights in top restaurants and authentic seaside taverns, while the beauties of the cultural tradition, dating back to Roman times, will introduce you to the story of the area where people have been cherishing their customs for centuries. Some of them, like the bellmen zvončari and the carnival tradition, have become a part of world cultural heritage.

Enrich your stay by participating at many events, such as Advent or carnival festivities, which together with the International Carnival in Rijeka, attract dozens of thousands of masked fans every year.

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