Another stunning piece of architecture in the city centre, and it is connected with the cultural scene of the 19th and 20th century – the Filodrammatica, a multi-purpose building on the main promenade of Korzo, was brought to life in 1890 and it served as an artists’ hub and music/performance art hall.
On its front side, you can see gorgeous ornaments, sculptures of women, and remarkable details. The inside is equally impressive. Filodrammatica has gone though some reconstruction which diminished its initial historical value, but it is still listed as one of Croatia’s cultural goods.
The building has gone through many hands, but now is used by cultural organisations, so its purpose has remained the same through all these years. What’s interesting about it is that it is also a city library and a cafe. The cafe’s interior is very nicely furnished and you can almost feel like you were a 20th-century writer smoking cigars and fighting about Rijeka’s cultural scene.
What a way to feel the history while sipping on coffee in the center of the city!