Car Hire Rijeka
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third largest city in Croatia. Rijeka is located on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea and has a total population of 128.735 residents, according to the 2011 census. Historically, because if its strategic position and its excellent deep water Port of Rijeka, the city was fiercely contested, especially between Italy, Hungary, and Croatia. Today, the city is a great holiday attraction, that offers tourists a lot of wonderful attractions in and around the city.
Top Attractions Within Rijeka
The Torpedo Factory in Rijeka is a very interesting place. The first European prototypes of a self-propelled torpedo, created by Giovanni Luppis, a retired naval engineer from Rijeka. The remains of this factory can still be seen to this day, including a well-preserved launch ramp used for testing self-propelled torpedoes.
Trsat is a wonderful church located in Rijeka that intertwine three main architecture styles: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. The splendid interior of this peculiar two nave church comprises two beautiful cloisters and a summer refectory with a large Mannerist canvas by Schon and works by Tasca. There is also an art gallery, where tourists can admire some of the most beautiful religious paintings.
National Theatre Ivan Zajc is located at the heart of Rijeka. Built in 1885 as a city theatre according to the design of the specialised Vienna Helmer and Felner workshop, which designed similar buildings throughout the Austro-Hungary of the time. The exterior is adorned by figurative compositions of Music and Drama by Venetian sculptor Benvenutti.
Na Susaku is a great restaurant in Rijeka, where you can eat some of the best Croatian dishes. From meat, game, seafood to stews, pasta, sarma, side dishes and of course the delicious desserts. Make sure you also taste the local beer, traditional for the area. Aside from beer, customers can also try other traditional Croatian liqueurs and spirits, such as Rakija, Orahovac (walnut liqueur) and Slijivovica (spirits made from plums). It is worth trying.