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Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

Kapucinske Stube 5, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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The Church That Was Never Finished

I greatly enjoyed being able to attend Mass here and see this wonderful church firsthand. I found... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
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Church in Rijeka

Very big church, excellent on a hot day. :) Quite a sight to behold. It's a must see in the city of... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
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The Capuchin church of Our Lady of Lourdes was built from 1904 until 1929 in accordance with plans by engineers Giovanni Maria Curet and Cornelio Budinich. The modestly conceived neo-Gothic building ordered by the nuns of the Jesus Heart Institute was soon replaced by a monumentally conceived church in honour of the magical cure of the guardian of the capuchin monastery, father Bernardin Škrivanić in Lourdes. It was built as a double neo-Gothic basilica with rich polychrome art carried out in the Lombard fashion. In the beginning, in 1907, the church of the Our Lady of Sorrows was built followed by the 70 metre-long church of Our Lady of Lourdes from 1914 until 1929. The sanctuary was decorated with polychrome stained glasses, and the church’s front facades and altar plaster were decorated by the Venetian sculptor Urbano Bottasso and Rijeka carver, Antonio Marietti. Frescoes in the interior were painted by the famous Rijeka painter, Romolo Venucci. Although the 75 metre-high lighthouse was never built on the church, it became an unavoidable sign for all passengers.
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13 Jan 2018
“The Church That Was Never Finished”
14 Jun 2017
“Church in Rijeka”
Kapucinske Stube 5, Rijeka 51000, Croatia

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I greatly enjoyed being able to attend Mass here and see this wonderful church firsthand. I found the architecture of this church interesting, but later found out that this church was never finished. There were plans to make a grand steeple above the front entrance...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very big church, excellent on a hot day. :) Quite a sight to behold. It's a must see in the city of Rijeka

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

nice, perfect design,two floors, quiet, my soulspot when i m in citycentar, must see, and it has nice terrace when you can have can of beer and smoke, enjoyng in the harbour view

Thank Karlo H
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes is a monumental basilica with a splendid façade lying on the Žabica square. The building actually consists of two temples superimposed one on the top of the other. The lower church is that of Our Lady of...More

Thank periandro
Reviewed 25 September 2015

First church on this slope was built by Franciscans in 15th century and was dedicated to Saint Augustin. The present church was built at the beginning of the 20th century in neo-gothic style from red and white bricks by Capuchins. The view from the platform...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We got off the bus and it was first thing that caught our attention. Beautiful example neo-Gothic and does not look like other samples of this style. Facade is decorated with nice mosaics. Worth seeing.

Thank Yaraslau
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a semi-cloistered Capuchin church named Our Lady of Lourdes. The downstairs is not that interesting but go upstairs and you'll be surprised. you might even surprise a monk in the sacristy. The view of the harbour from the top of the stairs is...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This church dominates when you coming to city of Rijeka by the sea. The tower of church was never finished.

Thank sin77HR
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Pretty church in the centre of the city opposite the main bus station with international and domestic connections, Always worth a visit whilst waiting for your bus 😄

Thank kristanageorge
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