Of all the things to visit in Rijeka Korzo comes first. It is not just the main gathering point in the city but also the mirror to its inhabitants, as the locals like to put it. This is where they come together to hang out, drink a cup of coffee, discuss current affairs – it is basically the center of social life. If you feel like looking at the city from a bird’s eye view then go visit Trsat. Besideenjoying the wonderful view of the city, from a 138 meters altitude,and the old castle, be sure to visit the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the biggest of its kind in this region. The medieval City Tower is another symbol of the city just like the St Vitus Cathedral with its rotunda. Be sure to visit Natural History Museum and its multimedia center with an aquarium, where you can learn more about the Adriatic sea life. In addition, you should also visit the city market. The abundance of fruits, vegetables, fish and local produce are some of the favourite motifs on tourists’ photos. Since Rijeka is famous for its high quality of living, great dining is to be expected. Rijeka will welcome you with a range of nice restaurants offering diverse specialties. Gardens is one of such restaurants. Locals and their guests enjoy the food as well as perfectly organised family and business events on the terrace overlooking the sea and Kvarner Bay. Homemade soup and bread, homemade pasta and a woodcoal barbecue are just some of the things that will make your day. Add homemade cakes to the list and you won’t have an excuse not to visit this fine restaurant. The ‘Molo Longo’ restaurant, located on the main city pier, in the port terminal building, is a nice addition to what Rijeka has to offer gastronomically, mostly due to its different concept that includes a VIP lounge. Its chefs, Valentina Čatić and Vjekoslav Lazić, are a definite reason for a visit and so is the fantastic sea view. If, after a nice meal, you feel like ‘stretching your legs’, a walk to Choco bar bonbonnière Kraš – there is one in Rijeka and Opatija – will make it worth a while. You’ll find this chocolate heaven on Rijeka’s Korzo. Various famous kinds of produce, such as Griota, Bajadera, Dorina and Bananko, come in all shapes and forms so that you can enjoy them in form of a cocktail, ice cream or cake. For those of you looking for just a small sweet bite there is the handmade praline, and the chocolate fondue is a definite must-try.Aside from Kraš Coco Bar there is the famous confectionery Cukerin, a small factory of sweet and salty produce that has its roots in Rijeka’s historic and cultural heritage of well preserved barns, which used to be the city’s larder, and is filled with positive energy. You can try the best of homemade desserts such as cakes and biscuits, French macaroones, chocolate cookies … and other delicious bites seasoned with love. Gluten free cakes and cookies were specially designed and you can enjoy them, alongside healthy raw food desserts, on a terrace in the shade of the trees. The entire concept of the Cukerin confectionery literally lies on the 500-years-old barns, that have been on Rijeka’s monuments list since 2015.
Spend a night out in the city of music and alternative rock by visiting the Mystique Club, situated on the first floor of the RI department store. Dance till morning to the rhythm of house and r’n’b music. If you prefer challenges, try your luck at the Admiral Casino.
Health tourism in Kvarner region has been booming for the last decade or so due to the vicinity of Zagreb and Italy. Rident Dental Clinic, with its subsidiary in Poreč, plays an important role as well. A multidisciplinary team of more than 200 doctors, specialists, dental assistants and technicians offers its services of modern dentistry and brings your smile back in 24 dental offices and 3 dental laboratories. It is worth mentioning that the team takes care of more than 50 thousand patients a year.