Long time ago at the entrance to every town there was a clock tower that was a symbol of time, but also a gathering place and a place of secret meetings. So one of the most recognizable symbols of the Rijeka is the city tower that dominates in the central part of the Korzo which you can see through our camera.
The tower was built in the Middle Ages and it has details such as the imperial coat of arms and relief of emperors Leopold and Karlo VI. Also, one of the most famous symbols of Rijeka is the double-headed eagle that you can see on the coat of arms of the city. In the past, the eagle sculpture was at the top of the city tower, but the eagle of Rijeka as well as the city tricolor through history had a special feature of irritating every nationalism that was in this area. For the nationalistic or ideological reasons, these two symbols have become banned or tabooed for decades. Last year, in the April this injustice was corrected and a replica of the eagle sculpture was placed on the top of the city tower again. The return of the sculpture was followed by our cameras. Of course, there is a clock on the tower, so-called "city hour". Although the appearance of the clock changed several times and modernized, some things have never changed. Even today, all kind of meetings are arranged under the clock; business, friendly, secret, and the sweetest one - love meeting.
The third largest city in Croatia is an interesting mix of harbor life, stately Habsburg architecture and relaxed atmosphere. Located in the northern part of the Adriatic Coast, Rijeka also lies on the very mouth of the so-called Rječina. That's why her inhabitants have affectionately dubbed her The City that Flows. Rijeka boasts numerous historical landmarks, but also offers an abundance of interesting cultural and sporting events – it’s been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture of 2020.
History enthusiasts rarely miss the chance to see the Old Town or to visit Trsat. Both are located in Rijeka and have the power to send their visitors back to the Middle Ages. The Old Town boasts its own leaning tower, a noticeably tilted building dating back to 1377. Fun in Rijeka never stops – besides the biggest and the merriest carnival in the whole of Croatia, there’s also Homo si teć, the largest street race. Platak is great for skiing during the winter, while at Preluk you can do windsurfing during the summer.
The biggest port in Croatia is the one located in Rijeka. Considering it has more rainy days than London – Europe's very own rainy capital, it's no wonder most people choose to go to beaches outside the city. Luckily, there are plenty of those, even just a half hour drive away from the center of Rijeka. Besides, Rijeka is the ideal point of departure for those traveling to one of the many sunbathed islands along the northern Adriatic Coast.