St. Vitus Cathedral

Rijeka, Croatia

The St. Vitus Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Rijeka. In the Middle Ages, the Church of St. Vitus was a small and one-sided, romanesque church dedicated to the patron saint and protector of Rijeka. It had a semi-circular apse behind the altar, and covered porch. With the arrival of the Jesuits in Rijeka, the Cathedral as we see it today was founded in 1638. First, it became the Jesuits' church. When the town of Rijeka became the center of the diocese, and then in 1969 the center of the archbishopric and metropolit, the representative Jesuit's Church of St. Vitus became the Cathedral of Rijeka. It’s a rotunda, which is unusual in this part of Europe, with elements of Baroque and Gothic, including fine baroque statuary inside. The cathedral is depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 100 kuna banknote, issued in 1993 and 2002.

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Founded: 1638
Category: Religious sites in Croatia

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Giselle Xavier (2 months ago)
Beautiful in the evening
Luca Paiusco (4 months ago)
Beatiful cathedral, results of different delelopments on the building. The site itself is full of history.
Vasilis Karakostas (4 months ago)
Beautiful temple, lately I realized how the Catholic Churchs have an interesting design. Next there is also a famous tunnel..
Patrick Janoud (15 months ago)
Absolutely worth a visit!
GaNaSh (17 months ago)
it was closed even during opening times.
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