This tour takes you into the turbulent past of Rijeka, and not just anywhere but exactly to the locations where that past took place. The tour of historical sites is also a trip to nature, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city.
The focal point of the tour is a series of under- and above-ground fortresses that were built in the 30s of the 20th century as the defense of the then borders. With their construction and location, the fortresses are a masterpiece of military engineering of their era. At the same time, the route leading to them is equally interesting and historically important. We start and end it in the city center, drive along the Louisiana and Petroleum roads, stop at historically important locations such as Banska vrata and bridge Pašac, and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city.
The crown of the tour is a walk through the 1000 m long underground fortress Katarina B and the story of the Battle of Rijeka, the battle for the liberation of Rijeka in World War II. During the walk along an easy hiking trail, we will also visit the above-ground parts of several other fortresses and enjoy the view of the Rječina river canyon and Rijeka’s old mills, which you can get to know better on our tour Cycling Around.
If you want to get to know Rijeka from all its sides, this is a right tour for you.
Starting point Liberation monument, Ulica Rade Šupića, Rijeka.
Organized van transport from the starting point.
Also suitable for children over 10 years of age.
Please bring warmer clothes, the temperature in underground facilities is 14-16°C and adequate footwear, hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers.
Tour and entrance to the underground facilities are at your own risk