In pictures: Rijeka is Rockin' in 2020

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

Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Traditional Costumes in Rijeka
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© Petar KurschnerTraditional Costumes in Rijeka
ECoC Views from the Crowd
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© Karlo CargonjaECoC Views from the Crowd
ECoC Fireworks
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© Marin AnicicECoC Fireworks
Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Views from the Crowd at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
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© Dalibora BijelicViews from the Crowd at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Halubajski Zvončar
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© Petar KurschnerHalubajski Zvončar
ECoC Views from the Crowd
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© Marin AnicicECoC Views from the Crowd
Childhood in the Port of Diversity
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© Davor DragicevicChildhood in the Port of Diversity
Halubajski Zvončari
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© Domagoj KunicHalubajski Zvončari
Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
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© Damir PlavoticBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Ballet at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
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© Domagoj Kunić Ballet at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
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© Domagoj Kunić Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
Kristina Kolar at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
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© Domagoj KunićKristina Kolar at the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka
ECoC Views from the Crowd
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© Karlo CargonjaECoC Views from the Crowd
Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
ECoC Views from Underground
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© Marin AnicicECoC Views from Underground
Izet Borgie Stage Performance
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© Karlo CargonjaIzet Borgie Stage Performance
ECoC Views from the Harbour
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© Petar KurschnerECoC Views from the Harbour
ECoC Views from the Streets
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© Ivor MažarECoC Views from the Streets
ECoC Views from the Crowd
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© Petar KurschnerECoC Views from the Crowd
Halubajski Zvončari
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture Halubajski Zvončari
ECoC Performance
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© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Views from the Crowd
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© Karlo CargonjaECoC Views from the Crowd
ECoC Views from the Crowd
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© Davor DragicevicECoC Views from the Crowd
Sarah and Romans with Friends Performance
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© Damir PlavotićSarah and Romans with Friends Performance
ECoC Harbour Performance
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureECoC Harbour Performance
ECoC Street Performance
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Petar KurschnerECoC Street Performance
ECoC Views from the Crowd
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureECoC Views from the Crowd
ECoC Performance
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© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Revamped Fish Market
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureECoC Revamped Fish Market
ECoC Performance
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© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Views from the Crowd
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© Petar KurschnerECoC Views from the Crowd
ECoC Performance
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© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Performance
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© Petar FabijanECoC Performance
European Capital of Culture
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© Petar KurschnerEuropean Capital of Culture
ECoC Performance
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© Domagoj KunićECoC Performance
ECoC Views from the Harbour
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© Marin AnicicECoC Views from the Harbour
ECoC Retirees' Choir Performs Ode to Joy
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© Davor DragicevicECoC Retirees' Choir Performs Ode to Joy
Back2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureBack2Love at Rijeka's Revamped Fish Market
Rijeka Rings in its Inauguration
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© Domagoj KunićRijeka Rings in its Inauguration
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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