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Discovering the Rich History of Kvarner: 6 Landmarks to Visit


Kvarner is a beautiful region located in Croatia that boasts some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in Europe. From the rugged coastline to the charming islands with crystal-clear waters, it's the perfect destination for anyone looking to escape the crowds and enjoy nature. But that's not all! Kvarner also has plenty of must-see landmarks that you don't want to miss while traveling through the area. Let’s explore some of the most notable ones!

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Trsat Castle

Trsat Castle is a magnificent fortress located on a hill overlooking the city of Rijeka. With its stunning views of the surrounding area and its rich history dating back to the 13th century, Trsat Castle is a must-visit for anyone interested in the region's culture and heritage.

Nowadays, Trsat Castle has become a favorite destination for tourists, and it's also a cultural hub that hosts many events and exhibitions throughout the year. There is no entrance fee except when there is a show or concert. One of the highlights of Trsat Castle is the annual Trsat Castle Summer Nights festival, which features a variety of music, theater, and dance performances.

Lungomare in Opatija

Lungomare in Opatija is an absolutely stunning coastal promenade that stretches for around 12 kilometers along the sparkling Adriatic Sea, connecting several charming villages and beaches. The promenade was actually built in the late 19th century and has since become a favorite spot for both tourists and locals.

As you walk along Lungomare, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the sea and the majestic mountains, as well as historic villas and hotels, botanical gardens, and other incredible sights. Some of the highlights include the Maiden with the Seagull statue, the Angiolina Park, the Croatian Walk of Fame, and the Church of St. James. Trust us, a walk along Lungomare is an experience you won't forget anytime soon!

The Island of Krk

The Island of Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic Sea and it's jam-packed with fascinating cultural landmarks that date back to ancient times. From historic churches and fortresses to museums and ancient ruins like the Roman mosaics in Baška. Don't miss the iconic Krk Cathedral, which has been standing strong since the 5th century and is one of the oldest churches in all of Croatia.

But Krk isn't just about history - it's also a place where you can experience charming villages, a lively nightlife scene, and some seriously delicious local cuisine. The Veya lounge bar in Veya Aminess Hotel offers magical views of Kvarner with a variety of dishes and drinks, while offering a nice place to stay and recharge your mind and soul. You can stay in other Aminess hotels as well, Magal Hotel by Aminess and Aminess Gaia Green Villas, both opening their doors from April.

The 5 Islands Tour

Explore some of Kvarner's most iconic landmarks by visiting five different islands on The 5 Islands tour. This full-day excursion takes visitors to the islands of Krk, Košljun, Cres, Plavnik and Kormat, where they can discover historic towns, stunning natural scenery, and traditional Croatian cuisine. With comfortable transportation and expert guides, the 5 Islands tour is the perfect way to experience the rich history and culture of Kvarner through its islands.

Risnjak National Park

Risnjak National Park is a stunning and protected area located in the Gorski Kotar region of Kvarner, and a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore nature. It is home to several notable landmarks, including the source of the Kupa River, Snježnik peak - the highest peak in the park that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, World War II bunkers and the Zeleni Vir waterfall.

The park is open year-round and opening times may vary depending on the season, so it's best to check the official website for the latest information, as well as the price fee for the entrance.

Učka Nature Park

Učka Nature Park, also a protected area, is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Poklon Visitor Centre at Učka Nature Park is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to explore the park's many trails and natural wonders.

With a range of interactive exhibits, informative displays, and knowledgeable staff on hand, visitors can learn about the park's unique ecology, geology, and history before setting out on their adventure. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m and you can check the price list here.

See our other blog posts for more information about Kvarner, and check out Aminess hotels, holiday homes, villas and residences for some of the best accomodation along the Croatian coast!

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