Top 3 reasons to visit picturesque Opatija
If you drive just 20 minutes from Rijeka, you’ll get to a dreamy picturesque town of Opatija. In the 19th century, Opatija was already a famous international jet-set location and wellness and health retreat. Emperor Franz Joseph I, Albert Einstein, James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov and Isadora Duncan are just some of the big names that visited Opatija.
We’ll go through top things you can do on a day trip to Opatija. However, if you feel like you would enjoy having a guide to take you there and give you a local’s perspective on the town’s past and modern life, make sure to check out private Opatija walking tour, available exclusively to Number 1 Apartments guests.
Reason 1: Opatija Lungomare
Reason 2: Enjoy the architecture and beautiful parks
Opatija is quite often called Vienna by the sea. There are many songs written about the magical Opatija. Its beauty comes not only from the amazing nature, that we’ll write more about soon, but also from its history and architecture. The town center still contains a great number of 19th century buildings, erected when the development of Opatija as elite tourist destination begun. This is the time when the classical “villa Angelina” was built, along with numerous luxurious villas, summer houses, hotels, boarding houses, sanatoriums, pavilions, baths, promenades, and parks. Make sure to visit its mesmerizing three protected parks, Angiolina Park, St. Jacob Park and Margarita Park, monuments of garden architecture.
Reason 3: Improve your wellbeing
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