Rijeka is located on the northern coast of Kvarner Bay. The city is Croatia’s busiest port and main gateway for ferries to the Dalmatian islands and further south to Dubrovnik.
The city’s main attractions are located within a relatively small area. A stroll along its main promenade, Korzo, provides a sight of beautiful buildings from the Austro-Hungarian era.
Main sightseeing points include the Trsat Castle perched on a hill overlooking the city, the Maritime and Historical Museum located in the former Governor’s Palace, and Church of the Assumption with its leaning bell tower.
Rijeka Gateway project, currently under way, will transform city’s harbour area into a modern housing, cultural and commercial district that will also feature a brand new marina facility and ferry terminal. The project is expected to be completed by 2013.
Rijeka hosts one of the biggest carnivals in Croatia and also in Europe. In February, carnival troupes and visitors from all over the country and abroad descend to the city for the Rijeka Carnival, an annual event with a 100-year-old tradition.