Opatija was once a fashionable seaside resort of Austro-Hungarian empire. It lies on the gulf of Kvarner on Adriatic Sea, west of Rijeka city. As of 2011, Opatija had 11,660 inhabitants in total, of which 6,660 lived in the urban settlement.
Opatija has several grand old hotels and a shady promenade running for 7 miles with terrific views of the rocky gulf coast and many platforms from which to swim. Cruisers can take various boat tours along the coast heading to Lovran and beyond or across the bay to Cres and Lovinj islands. Nearby is the Medieval walled town Mosenice, perched high on the hilltop ovelooking Kvarner Gulf.
In Rijeka tourists can visit The Cty Tower, that was originally one of the city gates. Other sights of interest include the Modern Art Gallery, Naval and Historical Museum and 13th century Trsat Castle, that overlooks the city. There are some interesting churches as well.
Opatija Sv.Jakova ("Abbey of St.Jacob"), is a 14th-century Benedictine abbey, from which the city derives its name (in Croatian opatija means "abbey"). It is located in Park Svetog Jakova (Saint James's Park). St.Jacob's church (built 1506, enlarged 1937), today stands on the same site. The green cupola of neo-Romanesque Church of the Annunciation was designed in 1906 by Karl Seidl. Another sight is Villa Angiolina, built by Iginio Scarpa in 1844. The villa was later transformed into a museum. It has had many prominent guests.
Opatija is also known for the statue by Zvonko Car (1956), Maiden with the seagull, positioned on a promontory by Juraj Sporer art pavilion. The statue has turned into one of Opatija's symbols. A gilded version of the statue Madonna, which once stood there but after the end of World War II was demolished by communists, currently stands right in front of Saint Jacob's Church.
Angiolina is the town park containing species of plants from all over the globe. The park has been protected since 1968. The statue The Fountain - Helios and Selena (by the Austrian sculptor Hans Rathautsky, 1889) stands close to Hotel Imperial.
Highlights: Elegant resort, Rijeka, Trsat Castle, Mosenice
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