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Katedrala sv. Vida (St. Vitus's Cathedral)

  • Grivića 11 Map It
  • Rijeka
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/14/2017

Fodor's Review

Unusual in this part of the world, the church centers on a rotunda, although numerous additions and mixtures of style blunt its effect on the onlooker. Fine baroque statues are sheltered by baroque and Gothic construction. Founded by the Jesuits in 1638, the cathedral was named for Rijeka's patron saint. An 18th-century gallery was reportedly built to protect young novice monks from the tempting sights presented when the local lovelies attended services. At the main entrance you can find a cannonball in the wall, apparently sent from a British ship during the Napoleonic wars.

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Grivića 11, Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska, 51000, Croatia

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Published 04/14/2017


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