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Opatija guide

Opatija

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On the east coast of the Istrian Penisula, beneath the Učka Mountain, there is a real tourist beauty – Opatija.

 

The beach


Main town beach in Opatija, Slatina, attracts many tourists all year long. It is a concrete plateau with arranged sea entrances. A good choice of various equipment rentals is offered. Retired people will especially enjoy here, since ball games, music, eating and drinking are forbidden on the beach.

Dogs aren’t allowed to this beach, but your pets can find refreshments at a dog beach in nearby Ičići, near the Lungo Mare Promenade.

One of the most beautiful beaches on Opatija Riviera is Sipar beach in Mošćenička draga, some ten kilometers from the center of Opatija. It is pebble beach with crystal clear sea, where you can rent deck chairs and parasols, as well as paddleboats and other kinds of boats. You can buy fresh fruit at the beach, it is prepared, cut, nicely arranged and ready for consumption. We also suggest visiting a nice Medveja beach, among many others.



Sightseeing and attractions


Opatija developed around a Benedictine abbey of St Jacob and it was first mentioned in 1449. A nobleman from Rijeka, Ignacio Scarpa, built his summer residence Villa Angiolina here in 1884. This event marks the beginning of organized tourism in Opatija. Once Opatija was connected by railway to Vienna its explosive growth was unstoppable.

Hotels, bathing resorts, a spa and a pavilion with indoor pool with heated sea water, a beach with dressing cabins and one of modern symbols of Opatija – the Lungo Mare Promenade by the sea.

The park of St jacob in the center contains over 150 various plant species from all parts of the world. The oldest building in Opatija, St Jacob’s Church, is located here.

One of the most recognizable symbols of Opatija is a sculpture of a Girl with a Seagull, placed on a rock with a wonderful view of Opatija. It is interesting to know that until 1956 when it was placed here, a statue of Maddona del Mare stood in this place, which was put here to watch over the soul of count Arthur Kesselstadt who disappeared in the storm 1891.

There is a Croatian Walk of Fame on the part of the Promenade, like one in Hollywood. Some of the most prominent people from the world of sports, culture, art and science have their stars there.


Events


29/03 – 29/06

EXHIBITION “CROATIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE ON UNESCO LISTS”

15/03 – 31/12

“TOURISM BONTON”, educational game for children

06 – 25/05

THE WORLD'S BIGGEST TOURIST GUIDE "IRRESISTABLE CROATIA"

08/05 – 31/12

EXHIBITION “KVARNER EXPRESS”

16/05 – 01/06

EXHIBITION “HISTORY OF OPATIJA”

15/05 – 12/06

OPATIJA RIVIJERA - GOURMET STORY

17/05

NORDIC WALKING AND GUIDED TOURS THROUGH THE HISTORY OF OPATIJA

18.05.

GOURMET STORY IN PARK ANGIOLINA

24/05

NORDIC WALKING AND GUIDED TOURS THROUGH THE HISTORY OF OPATIJA

28.05.

“NIKOLA TESLA EV RALLY CROATIA 2014”

30/05 -06/06

EXHIBITION FRIENDS OF THE SEA „BLACK & WHITE OF 1960's“

31/05

NORDIC WALKING AND GUIDED TOURS THROUGH THE HISTORY OF OPATIJA

31.05.

PERFORMANCE OF THE ZORA FOLK ENSEMBLE, free entrance

01/06

MOM AND BABY UČKA MARATHON

03 – 30/06

EXHIBITION „STANISLAV WITKIJEVICZ“

05/06

CONCERT: 2 CELLOS  

A MUSICAL DUO THAT HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD

08/06

CONCERT: OLIVER DRAGOJEVIĆ I BRUNO KRAJCAR

„2 PIANOS“

18/06

PERFORMANCE OF THE ZORA FOLK ENSEMBLE, free entrance

18 -  28/06

WDTC 2014. – WORLD DEAF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

20/06

CONCERT:  D ELVIS

ELVIS IS BACK“

21/06

LIBURNIA CLASSIC RALLY, oldtimer rally

21/06

50. MIK - MUSIC FESTIVAL

21/06 -02/07

52. EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN BRIDGE

27/06

CONCERT: MERITAS & JELENA RADAN

 „WHEN TOMORROW COMES“

27/06

CONCERT: JOSIPA LISAC

28/06

7,00 PM THE RAB MEDIAEVAL CROSSBOWMEN PERFORMANCE

9,30 PM FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

01/07 – 15/08

EXHIBITION „WIENNA DISCOVERS THE SEA“

01/07 – 31/08 

OPATIJA OLDTIMER TOUR

free tours in oldtimers

03/07

BRASIL FASHION SHOW

04 – 06/07

LIBURNIA JAZZ FESTIVAL

04/07 CONCERT: LUIS BONILLA MEDITERANEAN COLLECTIVE, Open Air Theatre, 9,30 pm

05/07 CONCERT: NOA „Life is beautiful“, Open Air Theatre, 9,30 pm

06/07 CONCERT: CUBISMO, Remisens Premium Hotel Kvarner

09/07

PERFORMANCE OF THE ZORA FOLK ENSEMBLE, free entrance

11/07

CONCERT: ĐANI STIPANIČEV & ANTONELA MALIS

12/07

EVENING CONCERT WITH KLAPE VOCAL GROUPS AT VEPRINAC

13/07

ATLETIC INTERNATIONAL RACE FOR WOMAN AND ATHLETIC RACE FOR CITIZENS

18/07

CONCERT: GRAMOFON BAND & Special guest TAJČI

19/07

GOLDEN OPATIJA – Main celebration of 170 years of tourism

OPATIJA – IMPERIAL CITY, Musical and theatrical spectacle

19 – 20/07

GALIJOLA, sailing regatta

20/07

GOLDEN OPATIJA – Main celebration of 170 years of tourism

RETROPATIJA, Musical and theatrical spectacle

21/07

GOLDEN OPATIJA – Main celebration of 170 years of tourism

CONCERT: KOOL & THE GANG

„EVERYONE TO THE DISCO!”

22/07

BALLET GALA EVENING, the world's biggest ballet stars

25/07

CONCERT: RADOJKA ŠVERKO

25/07

DAY OF TOWN OPATIJA

25/07

''KLAPE'' CHOIR MEETING AT VOLOSKO

26/07

CONCERT: PERPETUUM JAZZILE

„A CHOIR THAT HAS CONQUERED YOUTUBE” 

30/07

CONCERT: NEW YORK VOICES

“A PRICELESS EXPERIENCE“ 

01/08

CONCERT:  MAURO STARAJ & LA BANDA

„HELLO WORLD MEDITERAN CALLING“

08/08

CONCERT: BAJAGA

08/08

BRASIL FASHION SHOW

09/08

„SUMMER IN ADRIA“ INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

13/08

PERFORMANCE OF THE ZORA FOLK ENSEMBLE, free entrance

14/08

CONCERT: MARKO TOLJA XXX

15/08

CONCERT: NATALI DIZDAR

JAZZ & EVERGREEN“

15/08 – 15/09

EXHIBITION „CLAUDIO FRANK“

22/08 – 23/08

''LIBURNICON'' SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY FESTIVAL

25/08 – 30/08

50. INTERNATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT FOR VETERANS ( ITF)

27/08 - 30/08

12. LIBURNIA FILM FESTIVAL

30/08

CONCERT: GIBONNI & GUESTS

„A NIGHT TO REMEMBER” 

30 – 31/08

„MANDRAĆ“ - INTERNATIONAL PAINTING CONTEST

 01 – 04/09

FESTIVAL KVARNER, operas and classical music concerts

01/09  

OPERA ARMIDA

02/09 

J. HAYDEN: OPERA ORLANDO

03/09 

PURPUR MEETS CLARINOTTS

04/09

ORKESTAR PURPUR, PURPUR IN JEANS (tango-klezmer)

06/09

FFC FUTURE, fight night

07/09

8. UČKA'S FAIR

10/09

PERFORMANCE OF THE ZORA FOLK ENSEMBLE, free entrance

13/09

OPATIJKA – HOMO SI BORDIŽAT, sailing regatta

15 – 21/09

WIENNESE WEEK IN OPATIJA

20/09

VIENNESE BALL

15/09 -15/10

EXHIBITION „SUN AND DESIGN“, Croatian soceity of designers

04 – 05/10

CROATIA RALLY 2014.

15/10 – 15/11

EXHIBITION „STELA CUNJAK“

18 – 19/10

MARUNADA  - CHESTNUT FESTIVAL

18/10

CROATIAN FESTIVAL OF KLAPE VOCAL GROUPS AND MANDOLINS

24 – 25/10

23. RALLY OPATIJA 2014.

01 – 08/11

WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIP IN BRIDGE

06 – 09/11

MUSIC TRIBUNE IN OPATIJA

08/11

FFC FUTURE, fight night

14 – 16/11

“CUP OPATIJE 2014.”, sailing regatta

15 – 30/11

EXHIBITION „FRANZ XAVER WEIDINGER“

01/12/14 -11/01/15

ICE MAGIC & CHRISTMAS FAIR

05 – 07/12

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

06/12

FESTIVAL KVARNER: PURE CHOCOLATE, classical music concert

06/12

“VOLOSKO CHRISTMAS CUP 2014.” Sailing regatta

08/12 -21/12

EXHIBITION „ DAY OF FOREST“

11 – 15/12

CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND CAKES FESTIVAL

12 – 14/12

CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE AT UČKA NATURE PARK

26/12

CHRISTMAS OLDTIMER EXIBITION

31/12

NEW YEAR'S PARTY