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Volosko

Volosko

Before Opatija became a holiday resort, Volosko was the seat of the district, an important trade port and the area's administrative centre. Today Volosko has lost that importance, but not its magical appeal as a picturesque fishing village, an inexhaustible source of inspiration to artists, a haven to those searching for peace in the narrow lanes of the old town, or for a cup of coffee on the waterfront, in the unique atmosphere of the harbour. There is something very special about the view of the sea from Volosko's waterfront: the whole Adriatic seems to open up towards the south from here… When walking through the lanes in the historic part of the town, you will come across the monument commemorating Volosko as the birthplace of Andrija Mohorovičić, the world-famous scientist who first identified the discontinuity that separates the Earth's crust from the mantle. This layer is called the Mohorovičić Discontinuity, or Moho for short. He was born in the house at the very beginning of the Lungomare coastal promenade. Today Volosko is also synonymous with fine gastronomy – from typical taverns offering fish and other traditional dishes of the local area, to superb gourmet restaurants that are listed in the most prestigious international restaurant guides – Volosko offers all of that, and much more. It is only a pleasant three-kilometre stroll along the coastal promenade from where you are now standing. Do not miss the chance to pay this enchanting place a visit!
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Veprinac

Veprinac

Just like Volosko, Veprinac was also an important centre long before Opatija became a notable tourist resort. Probably built on the foundations of a pre-historic settlement, the origin of the name Veprinac is usually thought to be connected to the Croatian word for butcher's broom, a plant which grows abundantly in the area. The historic heritage of the town includes the Veprinac Law from 1507, a very important document that regulated the customs and legal issues of the time. The old part of the town can be reached by passing the town gate with three arches, which is located in the former municipal building. On the right, in front of the town gate, is the loggia, and on the left is St. Anne's Chapel with an inscription from 1442. During recent restoration work, the remnants of some interesting frescoes were found on the walls inside the chapel, but these still need to be researched in more detail. The building right by the town gate hosts an ethnological collection presenting items, tools and documents that illustrate how people in this area used to live in the past. The ascent up stone steps to the entrance to the church yard of St. Mark's parish church; the wonderful views of Kvarner Bay and Opatija on the sea side, and Mount Učka in the hinterland; the church yard where time seems to be standing still – this is Veprinac, the ancient town above Opatija Riviera where at every turn one can feel the nostalgic spirit of the times gone by. Just like the local poet Josip Stanić wrote in his verses – Veprinac seems to almost touch the heaven
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Forest path of Carmen Sylva

Forest path of Carmen Sylva

When you feel like taking a stroll in green forest surroundings, go to the Carmen Sylva forest promenade to experience the atmosphere of Opatija’s hinterland. If you’d like to explore the green hinterland of the town, Opatija has the fantastic Carmen Sylva forest promenade located a little further away from the sea. This path offers a great opportunity to return to nature and enjoy fresh air enriched with scents of the forest. Take a walk along the narrow paths and discover a vantage point with a gazebo situated on Queen Elisabeth’s Rock, which local people call Mala Fortica. From here, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding area!
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Opatija Advent - The Most Beautiful Advent By The Sea

Opatija Advent - The Most Beautiful Advent By The Sea

Luxuriously decorated streets and squares, an ice skating rink, and various musical and theatrical performances at numerous magnificent locations are just a small part of the enchanting Advent in Opatija programme. The sound of Christmas carols can be heard all around, and the delightful scents of mulled wine and hot chocolate guarantee a truly memorable experience for all visitors. A festive atmosphere, mild winter climate and the closeness of the sea together make the perfect recipe for the Advent of your dreams.
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Advent in front of Juraj Šporer Arts Pavilion, 30.11. - 3. Jan 2019

Advent in front of Juraj Šporer Arts Pavilion, 30.11. - 3. Jan 2019

A wide-ranging culinary offer and excellent entertainment programmes make the Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion and the surrounding park a place not to be missed during the festive season. In December and January, the area in front of the pavilion, around the distinctive stone circle, attractively decorated and additionally enhanced by fantastic light effects, turns into the town’s winter garden and a venue for attractive performances by superb jazz, rock and pop musicians with the sound of the sea in the background. The harmony of sensations is rounded off with the traditional Christmas aromas of mulled wine, hot teas, and popular fast food dishes served at festively decorated wooden kiosks. Earlier during the day, the Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion is a popular meeting point for children because of the entertainment programmes it offers, while in the afternoon and evening it turns into a stage for great musical performances.
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