Opatija, this elegant tourist destination, lies at the centre of the Riviera with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. The very attractive geographic position, enabling its warm seas to be quickly reached from many cities in Central Europe (only about 500 km from Milan, Vienna and Münich), lush green scenery and a pleasant climate (45° 20’ north latitude) were some of the main reasons for its beginning and the quick development of its tourism at the end of the 19th century.
Croatian Museum of Tourism
City: Opatija
Region: Opatija riviera
Nearest town: Rijeka
Content: Museum

Croatian Museum of Tourism is a national museum of tourism, specialized  institution that deals with tourism history and heritage.   The museum researches, collects, stores, communicates and presents tangible and intangible Croatian tourist heritage.
Headquarters of Museum is in villa Angiolina in Opatija, accompanied with art pavilion "Juraj Sporer". Villa Angiolina is a historicist villa in the landscape Palladian style with a representatively decorated ground floor. On the first floor you can find permanent exhibition entitled "Opatija - the golden beginnings of Croatian tourism" which presents Opatija and the type of material in the museum collects. The museum is a selection of tourist guides, booklets and films from other Croatian regions. Villa Angiolina and Art pavilion "Juraj Sporer" are located in the exclusive town center, in the park area along the promenade.
Villa Angiolina Park Angiolina 1, Opatija
16.9. - 31.5.
Tuesday-Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 hours, Monday closed
1.6. - 15.9.
Tuesday-Sunday from 9.00 to 13.00 hours and 17.00 - 21.00 hours
The church of St. James
City: Opatija
Keywords: abbey, pieta
Region: Opatija riviera
Content: Religious monument

The church of St. James
City: Opatija

The Church of St. James, Opatija, Park St. James 2 was built around 1420, as a Benedictine community. Entire city got it's name according to this abbey (opatija = abbey). It was reconstructed in 1506 g., and renovated in late 18th century. It was also expanded during the thirties of the 20th century.
It keeps a replica of the relief "Pieta" made by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic.
Weekdays at 08.00 and 18.00
Sundays at 9:00, 11:00 and 18:00

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