In pictures: why Rijeka is the most awesome city on the coast

Ever-rebellious Rijeka is easily the most alternative - and fun - city on the Adriatic coast

Street life
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© Boris VukosavStreet life
Torpedo Launch Station
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureTorpedo Launch Station
Bellman at the Carnival
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© Boris VukosavBellman at the Carnival
Bellman in the Underground Tunnel
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© Boris VukosavBellman in the Underground Tunnel
Underground Tunnel
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© Rijeka Tourism BoardUnderground Tunnel
Port
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© Boris VukosacPort
Port
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© Boris VukosavPort
Port and Skyscrapers
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© Boris VukosavPort and Skyscrapers
Skyscrapers
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© Boris VukosavSkyscrapers
Placa 51
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© Placa 51Placa 51
Trsat Castle at Advent
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© BARTrsat Castle at Advent
Trsat Castle at Advent
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© BARTrsat Castle at Advent
Monument of Liberation
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© Boris VukosavMonument of Liberation
Market
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© Boris VukosavMarket
Building
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© Boris VukosavBuilding
Carnival
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© Marko ŠtekovićCarnival
Street Art: Francisco de Pájar 'art is trash'
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© Rijeka 2020 European Capital of CultureStreet Art: Francisco de Pájar 'art is trash'
Street Art: 'Nitpicking' by Lonac
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© StreetArtNewsStreet Art: 'Nitpicking' by Lonac
Club Život
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© ŽivotClub Život
Club Život
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© ŽivotClub Život
Rooftop Party - Jonathan
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© Boris VukosavRooftop Party - Jonathan
Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc
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© Boris VukosavCroatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc
Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc
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© Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. ZajcCroatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc
ŠTA DA?!
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© Vedran KaružaŠTA DA?!
Tito's yacht 'The Seagull' (Galeb)
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© Dario Dalmacija /Time Out CroatiaTito's yacht 'The Seagull' (Galeb)
Kantrida Stadium
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© Boris VukosavKantrida Stadium
Pizzeria Porto O'Hara
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© Porto O'HaraPizzeria Porto O'Hara
City View
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© Boris VukosavCity View
Governor's Palace
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© Mirko FotoriGovernor's Palace
Governor's Palace
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© Mirko FotoriGovernor's Palace
Janko Polić Kamov Statue
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© Boris VukosavJanko Polić Kamov Statue
Tito's Square
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© Boris VukosavTito's Square
Paraf Punk Graffiti
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© Dario DalmacijaParaf Punk Graffiti
Tunel Bar
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© Dario Dalmacija /Time Out CroatiaTunel Bar
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMSU)
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© MMSUMuseum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMSU)
Peek & Poke
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© Renato BuićPeek & Poke
Yachts
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© Boris VukosavYachts
Cocktails at Three Monkeys Bar
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© Three MonkeysCocktails at Three Monkeys Bar
Dead Channel
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© Boris VukosavDead Channel
CukariKafé
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© Vedran KaružaCukariKafé
Molo Longo
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© Boris VukosavMolo Longo
Club Crkva
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© Renato BuićClub Crkva
Korzo at Advent
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© BARKorzo at Advent
King's Caffe
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© Vedran KaružaKing's Caffe
RiHub
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© Boris VukosavRiHub
RiHub
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© Boris VukosavRiHub
Botel Marina
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© Boris VukosavBotel Marina
Riva
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© Boris VukosavRiva
Capuchin Church
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© Vedran KaružaCapuchin Church
Kozala Cemetery
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© Groblja RijekaKozala Cemetery
The Modello Palace
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© Rijeka Tourist BoardThe Modello Palace
Astronomical Centre Rijeka
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© Rijeka SportAstronomical Centre Rijeka
The Sea
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© Boris VukosavThe Sea
Beaches
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© Boris VukosavBeaches
By Time Out contributors
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A parade of rain-smeared buildings with splashes of Habsburgian glamour, Rijeka isn't your typical seaside town. It remains one of the Adriatic’s main transport hubs, it’s central port providing Croatia with a window to the world. ‘Port of diversity’ is the guiding theme of its stint as the European Capital of Culture 2020, showing off the city’s multiculturalism and its maritime history. Take a look at this gallery to see what makes Rijeka so diverse.

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