Nikolina Demark

Rijeka

Spotter since 2019

My spots (19)

Peek&Poke – Computer museum

"Peek&Poke" in Rijeka is a place dedicated to computer history -- a museum with over 1000 exhibits including early computers, games consoles, old games...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Nikolina

Demark

Museum of Childhood – Good old days

"Museum of Childhood" in Rijeka will take you to your own childhood again. It has a collection of toys and games from back in the day. Such a happy place

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Nikolina

Demark

Astronomical Center – Under the stars

The "Astronomical Center" in Rijeka is the only one in Croatia with both an observatory & a digital planetarium. I love its cafe on the rooftop terrace...

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Nikolina

Demark

Kozala Cemetery – Museum in the open

"Kozala Cemetery" in Rijeka is every bit as grandiose as its famous European counterparts. The grounds are a true museum in the open...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Nikolina

Demark

Explorare Necesse Est – Mural with a message

"Explorare Necesse Est" ('it's necessary to explore') is a beautiful mural by Spanish artist Sebas Velasco in collaboration with Museum of Modern Art...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Nikolina

Demark

Trsat Castle – What a view!

"Trsat Castle" in Rijeka is THE landmark and main selfie spot in the city, but it's also a popular gathering spot for us locals on weekend afternoons...

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Nikolina

Demark

Cukarikafe Bar – Good vibes only

"Cukarikafe Bar" might be the sweetest place in Rijeka. The shady chic interior is a proper cabinet of curiosities and also has two open air terraces!

bars
Bars
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

By

Nikolina

Demark

Bard Celtic Pub – Heart of the Old Town

"Bard Celtic Pub" in Rijeka isn't just a bar -- it's THE bar. It's a tiny place with a big heart. One thing I love is their nightly closing ritual...

bars
Bars
coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

By

Nikolina

Demark

About me

About me
I'm an art historian who has worked as a museum guide, freelance journalist and travel writer for the last ten years. I was born and raised in Rijeka, then moved to Zagreb to attend university. Eight years later, I moved back to my hometown because I missed the sea.

I'm an avid reader and an insatiable consumer of pop culture and gummy bears. I send postcards from every town I visit, and for the life of me, I still don't know how to walk on snow.

Why Rijeka
Rijeka is easy to love, but hard to put into words. A former industrial giant, a peculiar combination of Austro-Hungarian imperial grandeur and laid-back Mediterranean charm. These days, we're more laid-back than anything else. Nobody seems to mind - there is a prevailing sense of openness and hospitality that makes everyone feel welcome.

Often called 'the city that flows', Rijeka is vibrant and lively with people coming and going, a quintessential trait of every harbour town. The city is perfectly sized - not big enough to feel overwhelming, not small enough for anyone to get bored too quickly.

Even if you do get bored, there's so much to do in less than a two-hour drive away. Depending on the weather and your personal interests, you can go explore the wine roads of Istria, go island hopping around the Northern Adriatic, visit the capital Zagreb or go skiing in the Gorski Kotar region!

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