As I have recommended in the article about the Venetian House, you should raise your head while walking around Rijeka. You will find great things, and The Turkish House is one of them.
Passing by Theater Park, enjoying and exploring the Local Market, your view will be captured by this beautiful red-yellow facade.
The Turkish House was built in 1879. At that time, that part of the city was imagined as an elite district designed for the modern development of seaports, the port of Rijeka and the service and vital activities of the city.
The Turkish House is known as the Bartolich-Gelletich-Nicolaides palace, according to Antonia Bartolich Gelletich from Rijeka, the widow of Captain Tommas Gelleticha.
In 1891, Antonia married the Turkish and Greek consul Nikolayi Nikolai Effendi de Nicolaides who was 22 years younger than her.
The mix of Greek, Turkish and Arabian influences is the testimony to the multicultural and multiethnic Rijeka from the beginning of the 20th century. Nikolaides’s house, built in the Neo-Moorish style, is the only building of its kind in Croatia.
Rijeka was always known as the Port of Diversity, as the city open to everyone.