Opatija - Riviera

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Opatija Riviera
Opatija
Opatija
Opatija

Placed on Kvarner Gulf, Opatija arises under the Ucka Mountain (1400m); it is the biggest city of the Eastern coast of Istra and the most important touristic center, animated during all the year by concerts, operas, exhibitions and theatrical performances, endowed with excellent and large sporting and touristic structures, good restaurants and hotels.
In 1889 Opatija is declared place of treatment of breathing disease with consequentially growth of the urban area; in the 1896 it has introduced the electric lighting and in 1908 the first tram.

Opatija
board walk
Opatija beach
Opatija beach
park
park
Opatija kafe bar
cafe bar
Opatija
Opatija

Arisen and enlarged around the Benedictine St.James Abbey - from which takes name - Opatija become in important touristic center in the XIX century with the and of the railroad Vienna-Trieste (1857). In this period started the built of touristic building, holidays house, bathing establishment and parks.
Along all the Riviera there are a lot of shops and, for sportsmen large sporting structure and the bay of Preluk, paradise of surfing: there are organized sailing and water-ski competitions. The night pleasures are ensured by a lot of bar, discos, dancing terraces, two casinos and, for gourmets, gastronomical evening!

Moscenicka Draga
Moscenicka Draga