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Colors of Opatija - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Croazia, Opatija Culture of OPatija is a unique fusion of Slavonic, European and Oriental traditions. Local people are rather moderate, but as the same time amiable and friendly, they are trustful and supportive being ready to assist even a stranger. The main features of national character are sociability in communication and buoyancy. Residents of Opatija are really nice and agreeable being rather curious and interesting interlocutors.
Opatija is among the most popular resorts of the country. The destination will be of great interest for beach recreation fans and hiking enthusiasts passionate to exploration of scenic … Open
Hospitality and good nature of local people are that traits which make this tourist destination popular among foreign travelers as they feel in Opatija as comfortable as at home. A major part of local folks has a good command of English language that is why foreign guests will not face a sufficient language barrier. However local people are very passionate about their ethnic culture and highly estimate it that is why a couple of phrases in Croatian will be much appreciated by local people and will be the best way to show the tourists’ respective attitude towards local culture traditions.
Local folks feature a rather serious attitude towards religion. Almost all the residents of the city regularly visit a church and always celebrate significant religious holidays. Travelers wishing to join local folks and visit some religious objects and destinations should keep in mind several general rules. Some religious objects require a dress code to enter the territory. Copyright
1. Tourists should keep in mind that almost all the hotels and inns of the resort are equipped with swimming pools. Even small budgetary inns offer their guests a vast choice of additional … Open
Women should not enter religious sights bareheaded. That is why they should have kerchiefs to cover heads. Bright, revealing clothes is unacceptable on the territory of religious objects. Considering the peculiarities of national character it should be noted that local men feature a kind of dandyism and peculiar passion to women. Setting off to a walk alone ladies may face an increased focus of attention from the side of local men. Such a behavior is peculiar to men of all ages and social statuses.
View from Hotel Astoria, Opatija Another peculiar trait of character of local folks is passion to nature. One of the most popular kinds of leisure much preferred by local people is picnics in the country which they organize at the next opportunity. During a walk through the city curious tourists will notice that outfits of local folks commonly contain things with national symbols. People in Opatija are very patriotic and such acts are just one of the opportunities to show respect to native land and ethnic culture.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Opatija
♥   Katedrala Sv. Vida, Rijeka, 10.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Blažene Djevice Marije na Trsatu, Rijeka, 11.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije, Krk, 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Filipa i Jakova, Novi Vinodolski, 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stolna cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja, Koper, 50.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Giusto Martire, Trieste, 54 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije, Senj, 60.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Opatija
♥   Castle 'Trsat Castle' , 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nova Kraljevica' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hreljin Castle' , 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Drivenik Castle' , 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kalec Castle' , 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Zrinski-Frankopan Castle' , 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lož Castle' , 44.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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