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Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market1/41
© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Traditional Costumes in Rijeka2/41
© Petar KurschnerTraditional Costumes in Rijeka
ECoC Views from the Crowd3/41
© Karlo CargonjaECoC Views from the Crowd
ECoC Fireworks4/41
© Marin AnicicECoC Fireworks
Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market5/41
© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Views from the Crowd at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market6/41
© Dalibora BijelicViews from the Crowd at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Halubajski Zvončar7/41
© Petar KurschnerHalubajski Zvončar
ECoC Views from the Crowd8/41
© Marin AnicicECoC Views from the Crowd
Childhood in the Port of Diversity9/41
© Davor DragicevicChildhood in the Port of Diversity
Halubajski Zvončari10/41
© Domagoj KunicHalubajski Zvončari
Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market11/41
© Damir PlavoticBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Ballet at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka12/41
© Domagoj Kunić Ballet at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka13/41
© Domagoj Kunić Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
Kristina Kolar at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka14/41
© Domagoj KunićKristina Kolar at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
ECoC Views from the Crowd15/41
© Karlo CargonjaECoC Views from the Crowd
Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market16/41
© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
ECoC Views from Underground17/41
© Marin AnicicECoC Views from Underground
Izet Borgie Stage Performance18/41
© Karlo CargonjaIzet Borgie Stage Performance
ECoC Views from the Harbour19/41
© Petar KurschnerECoC Views from the Harbour
ECoC Views from the Streets20/41
© Ivor MažarECoC Views from the Streets
ECoC Views from the Crowd21/41
© Petar KurschnerECoC Views from the Crowd
Halubajski Zvončari22/41
© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture Halubajski Zvončari
ECoC Performance23/41
© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Views from the Crowd24/41
© Karlo CargonjaECoC Views from the Crowd
ECoC Views from the Crowd25/41
© Davor DragicevicECoC Views from the Crowd
Sarah and Romans with Friends Performance26/41
© Damir PlavotićSarah and Romans with Friends Performance
ECoC Harbour Performance27/41
© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureECoC Harbour Performance
ECoC Street Performance28/41
Petar KurschnerECoC Street Performance
ECoC Views from the Crowd29/41
© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureECoC Views from the Crowd
ECoC Performance30/41
© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Revamped Fish Market31/41
© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureECoC Revamped Fish Market
ECoC Performance32/41
© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Views from the Crowd33/41
© Petar KurschnerECoC Views from the Crowd
ECoC Performance34/41
© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Performance35/41
© Petar FabijanECoC Performance
European Capital of Culture36/41
© Petar KurschnerEuropean Capital of Culture
ECoC Performance37/41
© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Views from the Harbour38/41
© Marin AnicicECoC Views from the Harbour
ECoC Retirees' Choir Performs Ode to Joy39/41
© Davor DragicevicECoC Retirees' Choir Performs Ode to Joy
Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market40/41
© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Rijeka Rings in its Inauguration41/41
© Domagoj KunićRijeka Rings in its Inauguration

In pictures: Rijeka is Rockin' in 2020

Discover how Rijeka marked its inauguration as European Capital of Culture 2020 (hint: it was legendary).

By Lara Rasin
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Rijeka rocked out for 24 hours straight this weekend. From epic fireworks echoing across the Adriatic to techno beats thrumming through an underground cave, the port city's inauguration as European Capital of Culture 2020 began with a bang. The programme featured various venues with 100+ stage performances including jazz in a remodelled fish market, avant-garde shows in the harbour and ballet ensembles in the city's Croatian National Theatre.

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