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Rijeka City Guide: A walk through the historical centre of Rijeka

Rijeka City Guide

Situated in the northern part of the Croatian coastline, Rijeka is the third-largest city in the country. In Croatian, Rijeka literally means river. Because of the river Rječina, its location next to the coastline, and lots of rain it’s popularly called ‘the City that Flows’ among the locals. Despite that, it actually has a lovely Mediterranean climate. The city is multicultural and multiethnic, very rich in history and culture and a charming town to visit while in Croatia. With the help of this Rijeka City Guide, you can take a walk through the historic centre of Rijeka and explore some of its beautiful buildings, monuments and fascinating history.

Meet the Artist: Maja Tomljanović

Maja Tomljanovic A girl in Paris illustration

I present to you today Croatian artist and illustrator Maja Tomljanović, whose work I recently discovered and got so impressed with.
I’m always on the lookout for some interesting artists and illustrators. And especially the ones whose work is inspired by travel and different destinations. Well, Maja’s work ticked all those boxes. So I was thrilled when she agreed to have a conversation with me and give an interview for Culture Tourist readers.

Colourful history of Istria: Medieval frescoes in Istria

Istrian frescoes in Beram

Istria is famous for its Roman heritage, numerous charming little towns, truffles and delicious wines. However, the largest Croatian peninsula is also home to some fantastic medieval wall paintings. Frescoes in Istria have fascinating history, many different subjects and they can be found at the most unusual hidden places.
Exploring them feels like being on a memorable trip back to history. And all of that while taking the unbeaten paths, strolling through old cobbled streets and meeting locals living there.

One day in Pula: What to do & see in Pula in a day

Roman forum in Pula

The biggest Croatian peninsula, Istria, is filled with cute villages, small towns and charming places. And it’s always hard to choose which one to visit. But, if you’re interested in history and culture, then Pula should get on your list of places to visit while in Istria. After being in that town on numerous occasions, I thought it’s the right time to finally create a quick guide to Pula with my recommendations on what to see in Pula on a day trip.

Weekend in Istria at Al Fresco mobile homes

View on Fazana from Bi Village campsite

Istria is my favourite region in Croatia, and I love spending my summer holidays there. It has a perfect combination of lovely beaches, beautiful nature, friendly people, and so many amazing cultural sights. A few days ago I visited Bi Village holiday centre in Fažana with my family. And we had a perfect weekend in Istria at one of the Al Fresco mobile homes there.

Best places to visit in Croatia (recommended by a local resident)

View on the old town Dubrovnik

It’s no secret Croatia is home to some beautiful nature, pristine beaches, transparent blue sea and some lovely old towns. With more than 1,000 islands, hundreds of kilometres long coast and many amazing cities, it could be hard to choose the best places to visit in Croatia. Being a local myself, I have visited many of them. And decided to create this list with some of the best places to visit in Croatia.

Istria Travel Guide & The Best Places to Visit in Istria

View on the old town Rovinj

Whenever someone is asking me about my favourite region of Croatia, my immediate answer is – Istria. With its numerous cute little towns, interesting history, delicious food and many exciting things to do, it’s one of the best places to visit in Croatia. I’m spending at least a week each summer there for the last ten years, so here is my travel guide with things to do and the best places to visit in Istria. Istria Travel Guide Where is Istria & How to get there? Istria is located at the westernmost part of Croatia, very close to the border…

Day Trip to Brijuni Islands

Sculpture of the lady on Brijuni Islands

Although I’m spending a couple of weeks each summer in Istria, I haven’t visited Brijuni islands before. But, after I’ve taken a day trip to Brijuni Islands this year, I think there won’t be summer without it. Here is a blog post with all the info you need to know before your visit to that gorgeous Croatian archipelago. How to get to Brijuni Islands Brijuni Islands are Croatian National Park, and a limited number of ships are allowed to get there each day. Although you’re going to see many smaller touristic boats offering a trip to Brijuni Islands, the truth…