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Old Town

Old Town

Experience the mysterious side of Rijeka, the one telling a story from times immemorial, the story about the old Romans who moved the Palaeolithic and Neolithic Rijeka from the edges of the today’s city closer to the sea, which means that from the main Rijeka's promenade – Korzo you step into the passage under the city tower leading to the “old Rijeka”. It is enough to pass through only a few metres long “small tunnel” to step into Rijeka's history so nicely incorporated in the present.
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Petar Kružić Stairway

Petar Kružić Stairway

In the northwest corner of Titov Square stands a Baroque chapel with a relief of Madonna with the Child on its front. This passable chapel resembles a small triumphal arch and marks the beginning of the Petar Kružić Stairway that lead to the famous pilgrimage centre, the Franciscan monastery at Trsat. The steps were built in 1531 by order of Warlord Petar Kružić, and were built up over the centuries (up to today's over 500 steps) and adorned with votive chapels.
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Memorial library and collection Mažuranić-Brlić-Ružić, Villa Ružić

Memorial library and collection Mažuranić-Brlić-Ružić, Villa Ružić

Villa Ružić which takes its name from its owner Viktor Ružić, is important first for its architecture (projected by architect David Brunetta) but mainly because it stores a wide collection of 10,000 books which includes: Ivan Mažuranić’s library and his archive, the manuscript of Gundulić’s epic poem, Osman, from 1647, a gift from Petar Petrović Njegoš. Alongside the Memorial library is a wide collection of photographs, documents and antique furniture.
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