Rijeka Cruise Terminal
The cruise port of Rijeka and its terminals are located in the bay, which makes it enter the sea. The city and the port of Rijeka is located in the northern part of Kvaner Bay where the Adriatic enters the European continent. This location is the ideal sea outlet for Croatia, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the western part of Ukrania, the southern part of Poland and southern Germany.
Rijeka is a 60-meter port enclave that offers all the requirements to accommodate the most modern ships. Among the advantages offered by the port of Rijeka, whose construction dates back to the 13th century, its natural depth stands out both in the bay area and in the port area, which makes it the most competitive port in the area.
Rijeka in Croatian means river and it is located upon the settlement of Tarsicae. It is the part of the old city called Trast that breathes history and dates from the tirteethen century. Moreover, is a city that lures with its beauty because it is a perfect combination between green and blue. Tarsica-currently known as Trast-is an old roman settlement, in the territory that nowadays is the old city of Rijeka and was mentioned by first time 180 years before Christ, after the roman legions defended them from the Ilyria pirates that were native of this region.
Rijeka is a 60-metre port settlement that offers all the requirements to accommodate the most modern ships. Among the advantages offered by the port of Rijeka, whose construction dates back to the 13th century, its natural depth stands out both in the bay area and in the port area, which makes it the most competitive port in the area.
If you make a cruise stopover in Rijeka you will have the opportunity to stroll through this city to discover places such as the Ivan Theatre, Zajc Square, the Modello Palace and the Rijeka Market. You will also find the Orthodox church of St. Nicholas and the Korzo, the most famous pedestrian street in Rijeka, where there is always something interesting and novel to see.
If you would like more information about Rijeka you can visit the official website belonging to the Rijeka tourist office: www.visitrijeka.eu
The walk continues through the entrance of the city in the Cathedral of St. Vitus and takes us from Uzarska Street to the leaning tower and its church. Then, the tour continues through Trast where you can visit its sanctuary: Our Lady of Trast and its monastery and climb its endless stairs from which the territory has dominated centuries ago over the Rijeka River. Trast’s history goes back to pre-ilírica eras where the first traces of ancient history are observed and where a fort came into existence.
The spiritual center of the city is also located in the center: the Cathedral of St. Vid, a baroque building in which its meditative attention is focused on the painting found in the Altar of the Assumption of Titian.
In addition, during the cruise stopover in Rijeka, you can visit baroque, neoclassical palaces, art galleries, museums and a magnificent theater. Rijeka is an example of a central European city, a mixture of cultures and tradition.
The best cultural manifestation of Rijeka is its carnival, in which a fascinating tradition is mixed with an excellent cosmopolitan atmosphere.
What to eat during the cruise stopover in Rijeka: Adriatic gastronomic delights
The cuisine of the Rijeka area has a lot of Mediterranean influence and its recipes are based on fish, seafood, cephalopods, lamb meat, pasta, Mediterranean vegetables, fruits, spices, olives and olive oil, chestnuts and wine. Fish and seafood, lamb, grapes and wine, as well as bay leaves, rosemary and spices, figs and olives are an important part of the traditional cuisine of this Adriatic enclave. The recipes, of which the population of Rijeka is so proud, were created at home, next to the fireplace, where bread, lamb and other dishes are prepared in the oven.
Still today, cured ham, called Krk prosciutto, which holds the title of the first Croatian product with a designation of Origin within the European Union and the cheese is dried on top of the oven, as well as octopus.
In case you want more information about the Rijeka star product, do not hesitate to visit this website: http://kuca-krckog-prsuta.com/index.php/en/. There you will discover, among other things, the origin of this ham.
Desserts also occupy an important place in the culinary tradition of this region of Dalmatia. Take advantage of the stopover in Rijeka to taste its famous kroštule: sweet fried bow-shaped sweets that are traditionally served at Christmas and Easter. Another of the claims for the sweet tooth are their Lovran Cherries, which are usually served during the cherry festival and are the basis of countless sweets prepared with that fruit. Finally, do not leave Rijeka without tasting the water of its river, of excellent quality and flavor. Simply by following the legend that says “he who drinks Rijeka’s water once will return there”.
Rijeka 2020: European Cultural Capital
Rijeka is the first city in Croatia to hold the cultural capital of Europe in 2020. Rijeka shares this distinction with the Irish city of Galway. The purpose of this cultural dissemination project is to underline wealth and diversity as well as common and cultural aspects of Europe.
Due to this historical cultural event and coinciding with the Croatian presidency of the European Union between January and June 2020, the region will be the cultural and political centre of Europe.
Rijeka as the European capital in 2020 will use the slogan: The Port of Diversity and its program includes the 7 flag programs that have marked the city through times based on work, water and immigration. There will be a total of one thousand programs aimed at a diverse audience. The opening ceremony will take place in February 2020 and the whole year will be marked by exhibitions of international artists, plays, opera concerts … etc. The program includes 10 festivals, such as the already established slide festival for children; or the Porto Etno program, a music and gastronomy festival.
With this project Rijeka has a unique opportunity to establish itself on the international cultural map to project the cosmopolitan, diverse and cultural image of the city and host a large number of visitors.