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Culture of Opatija. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Opatija has been a popular resort destination from the 19th century. The Croatian resort has got its popularity among foreign guests due to nature attractions and historical landmarks as well as favorable climate. Due to favorable weather Opatija may be visited all the year round. The city of Opatija has preserved numerous historical objects and sights. The Church of Saint James is one of the main religious landmarks of the destination. The church was built in the 15th century and is a part of the Abbey. In course of time ancient buildings surrounding the church were destroyed meanwhile the church itself has preserved its unique majestic appearance till nowadays.
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A religious landmark of a later period is the Church of Annunciation. Its building was constructed in the beginning of the 20th century. The church features a unique architectural style and interesting design of inner premises. A significant symbol of the city is the statue of the Maiden with the seagull. The statue ornaments the city from the middle of the 20th century and is among the most significant tourist attractions.
A must visit tourist destination in the city of Opatija is the Villa Angiolina. This majestic building was constructed in 1844. The building hosted one of the most prestigious gambling houses of the city of that time. The casino was an established place of rest and entertainment of local aristocracy and guests of note from other cities. Today the rooms and elegantly decorated halls of villa may be explored by all the tourists. Copyright
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A first floor of the renowned building hosts the Croatian Museum of Tourism. After an exploration of the villa and its premises the tourists may then follow to explore the Botanical Garden of Opatija located close to the villa. The garden was established more than a hundred years ago. Today a majestic collection of the beautiful garden counts hundreds of the rarest plants brought from all over the world.
Hotel Near Opatija The city of Opatija offers several exhibition centers and galleries to visit. The Juraj Matija Sporer center holds interesting cultural events on regular basis. Several times per month the center presents exhibitions of contemporary painters and sculptors. The Juraj Matija Sporer has turned to an established place of holding of global events. Opatija is a perfect destination for travelers who like tours and excursions through significant historical sights.
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Many landmarks are found in Park Jacob (not to mention picturesque places with green landscapes striking any tourist with their beauty). The already mentioned statue of "Maiden with the seagull" and St. James' Church (Crkva Sveti Jakov) are also located here. Apart from them, visitors to the park can find the majestic Helios & Selena fountain by the sculptor Hans Rathausky from Graz. The fountain is dedicated to the Sun and Moon - so different and distant. According to ancient Greek myths, however, they are brother and sister. Here you can also find the magnificent Madonna del Mare Statue and Theodor Billroth Memorial.
Opatija prominade The park itself is an attraction due to its picturesque views of beautiful trees and flowers, as well as fresh sea air (the park lies by the Kvarner Gulf). A great place to take a walk is the Lungomare promenade, which is very long (about eight kilometers long). The noise of the waves, departing and arriving ships, the chic architecture of the buildings framing the harbor, the sea air, winding streets - all this fills the heart with unprecedented joy. From the promenade, you can get to the lovely fishing village of Voloshko attracting people with its peaceful atmosphere.
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Among other remarkable religious monuments is Crkva sv. Ana. It was erected at the beginning of the 19th century as a vivid Baroque building with carved windows made in the Palladian style. The interior is also striking in its splendor - for this, we should thank Ivan Rendich who worked on the church's interior decoration. Of interest is a park in front of the church with a beautiful fountain in the middle. The city has several more beautiful statues, among which is the monument to Henryk Sienkiewicz located on the city's waterfront.
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Public palaces near Opatija
♥   Palace 'Miramare Castle' Trieste, 61.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Opatija
♥   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
♥   Katedrala Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije, Pula, 63.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di Ss. Ilario e Taziano, Gorizia, 85.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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