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Saint Mary of the Assumption Church

Pavla Rittera Vitezovica 3, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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Saint Mary of the Assumption Church is located along the Roman decumanus road, close to the eastern edge of the former city walls and close to the first port on the Rječina River. The church’s interior is decorated with baroque sculptures created by Jacopo Contiero, Giovanni and Leonardo Paccassi, Pasuale Lazzarini, Antonio Michelazzi, Sebastian Petruzzi and with stucco works created by Giulio Quario. The altarpieces are mainly the works of Ljubljana painter, Valentin Metzinger and also Ivan Franjo Gladić. The gravestones exhibited around the church belong to members of the brotherhoods, patrician families and of priests who were buried in the church up until 1901.
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31 Aug 2016
“Impressive temple”
16 Apr 2017
“Roman Catholic Church”
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Pavla Rittera Vitezovica 3, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This church has a very strong parish following dating back to 1880 when Irish Immigrants crossed the Atlantic in search of a better life. The clergy have a strong sense of Christian and Catholic teachings motivating their following to do better towards one another. Flowers,...More

Thank 186NeptunusRex
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We happened to walk in during the holy mass, so didn't want to disturb too much, but otherwise, the impression was stunning and this is very nice and special church to visit - just like all others in Rijeka.

Thank dolfort
Reviewed 31 August 2016

St. Mary of the Assumption is a very nice church which lies in a small square at the end of a narrow pedestrian street called Užarska. The place could be quiet weren’t it for the awful noise coming out from a bar located at the...More

Thank periandro
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Once, it was the main church of the city and that is the reason why locals still call it “The Big Church” (Vela Crikva) and its tower or “The Leaning Tower” (Kosi toranj) is about 40cm out of its vertical axis. Its interior hides some...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 24 February 2015

It's the most valuable and oldest big church in Rijeka. It has beautiful decorations inside. Once, it was cathedral.

Thank sin77HR
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