Rijeka is the third largest city in Croatia and the capital of the Primorsko - goranska County, which boasts with its amazing combination of sea and mountains. The Kvarner Bay on one side, the countless beauties of the Učka Nature Park on the other and the mountains of Gorski Kotar in the hinterland have given Rijeka an enviable geographic location making it one of the most desirable Croatian cities to live, work and the best starting point for traveling. Because of its openness to the world, the city is known for its hospitality. Rijeka feels the same sparkle in the morning, afternoon and in the evening. Numerous museums, theatres, galleries, ports and other living reminders of interesting industrial history, ancient Gradina and the Trsat Sanctuary are just a part of the wealth offered by the city of Rječina for which is known lives 365 days a year. It is surely important to say that Rijeka ranks highly in the gastronomic stakes thanks to high-quality gastronomical facilities, café bars and restaurants.
Rijeka is a city where you can soak up Croatian daily life: You can mingle with locals over a cup of coffee, meal or night out on Korzo, Rijeka’s busy promenade, or shop like a true Rijekan at the lively central market.
Although it’s next to the Adriatic, Rijeka is more reminiscent of a Central European city like Budapest or Prague, with its striking neoclassical palaces and theatre. And of course, if you need to unwind then Blue Flag beaches and their cobalt waters are minutes away.
The Croatian city of Rijeka has been named the 2020 European Capital of Culture.