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St. Vitus Cathedral

Grivica 11, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
+385 51 330 879
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Rijeka’s St. Vitus Cathedral is the only Baroque rotunda of monumental dimensions built on Croatian land. The construction of this church began in 1638 based on the design of the Jesuit architect G. Brian. The eminent Venetian church, Santa Maria della Salute, served as s model. An elevated spot was chosen for the construction of St. Vitus church at the heart of the then medieval urban tissue. Initially there was a small church of the same name located on the same site, dedicated to the city’s patron saint. The Jesuit order, as creator of the project, immediately decided to use the cult of the wooden Magic crucifix from the original church, which popular legend says began to bleed when a certain Petar Lončarić, threw a stone on it in fear after losing at gambling.
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Grivica 11, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

A church with a curious architecture: round shape! My visit was closed, I could not enter. I wish I had seen better!

Thank Alfredo C
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely for a wander into. Entrance is free and we were given scarfs to cover our shoulders and knees up.

Thank Rachel595
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This large Baroque church dedicated to the patron saint of the city was built by the Jesuits between 1638 and 1742. Bullet holes show the more recent history from the Homeland War. A very busy attraction. Magnificent Baroque alters and a gothic crucifix adorn the...More

Thank jbwa48
Reviewed 17 June 2017

When strolling around the old city take some time to stop and see the Cathedral. The round shape, the bullet holes and by all means the entry doors. The doors tell a wonderful story. Can't take pictures inside but still worth taking a quick look.

Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The most beautiful church in Rijeka. It's a shame that it's closed sometimes, but it's really quite a thing to see

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

allways full of visitors and turist, central rijeka church, inside this church is some relicts that have some old energy, you can feel it if you go behind the oltar, but after quick visit i suggest nice pint in irish pub just next door, small...More

Thank Karlo H
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Very special piece of history. Very nice church, basically a must-see in Rijeka. Unique from outside in architectural way, unique from inside in artificial way.

Thank dolfort
Reviewed 10 December 2016

When i was here the renovation was not finish so it was a little difficult to find out how it will be when it is finish, but as now still a nice place to visit

Thank kmittag
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The cathedral, as we see it today was first a Jesuits’ church and it was built upon their arrival in Rijeka in the first half of the seventeenth century. It was raised to the category of a cathedral when that city became the centre of...More

Thank periandro
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If you have 150Kc in your pocket go visit the South Tower of this cathedral. I've been to many towers and this one is one of the best, especially if you're a bit scared of heights as I am! This tower feels safe and sturdy...More

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