If you come to Rijeka with a boat, first thing you’ll notice is large, blue Tower Center – few months ago opened shopping centre in Rijeka. That’s what I saw first too. And went to see that “miracle” -logically was to expect great view to whole Rijeka and Kvarner – it was nothing I tought it would be. The tower is not made to be a shopping centre, it will be business area.


Shopping area is in tower’s long extension, parking too. It is just an ordinary shopping centre, indeed larger than any other I’ve seen before with its 150 stores. Can be found everything, as we Croatians would say: from needle to engine. There are also coffee bars and children plainground.


The best part, in my humble opinion, are 8 cinema hallsMovies program see here 

Here is Tower centre working time:

monday                    10 – 21

tuesday – saturday    9 – 21

sunday                     10 – 19




Yesterday in Rijeka was opened the 4th International fair of new technologies, and will last until tomorrow (18. April). It’s being held in Croatian Cultural Hall and Kortill Gallery, beside hotel Neboder.

This year’s fair presents new technological solutions, traffic solutions that are made to help in revival of city development. Special attention is on ICT technology. Also, presented are new technologies for city administration.

 Presented are innovators from Rijeka and its region, also institutions which already use and promote the development of new technologies in their activities. All of them will try to bring their solutions to broader public, especially business people to create new business cooperations. Therefore, during all thre days of fair, different workshops are organized.

 The entrance for all three days and programs is free. 



From today till tomorrow (13. April) lasts Rijeka Adventure Festival 2008, sport manifest that promotes outdoor sports and adventure. In last few years Rijeka became Croatian «adventure» centre, known outside Croatia, so this year there will be also competitors from Slovenia, Austria and Poland.



Main event will be 2-days KI-Challenge race, starting in Rijeka and passing through Kvarner bay, Učka and Ćićarija. This 150km long route will include following disciplines: trekking, kayak, mountain biking, orientation, speleology and going down with a rope.


Through these two days, in town centre, by the sea is placed huge artificial rock, on which climbers will participate in sport climbing Rijeka Open 2008. Part of the rock will be open for all people that would like to try climbing.

Bad weather again over Rijeka and Kvarner

Unfortunatelly, after 5 beautiful, sunny days, bad weather is back. Strong wind caused problems in sea traffic, and temperature went down. The only good thing were moments when sun decided to spice boring grey with its lights dancing upon sea surface.


Traffic collapse threatening on bypass road (D-404) of Rijeka

At the end of this month will start building extension of road D-404 over bridge Rječina. This means that two traffic lights will be periodically stopping traffic, causing colons not only there, but also in city centre. This will especially be huge problem during the summer, when colons are not unusual even without any building extensions.



The building steps will be really special to observe, since abysm of Rječina is 50m deep and its water is the one people from Rijeka are drinking so this will be huge “test” for constructors. For the moment only mountaineers are going down to see what are the best places and solutions to make platform for machinery.