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Rijeka nominated for European Best Destination 2020 title

Rijeka (Photo credit: Ivo Biocina/CNTB)

18 January 2020 – The northern Adriatic city of Rijeka, which is the current European Capital of Culture, has been nominated for the European Best Destination 2020 title.

For the last decade, travel portal European Best Destinations organises the election of the best destination in Europe based on online voting from travellers. 

Rijeka is among 20 destinations vying for this year’s title.

Do you love the dynamic life of a unique city and what it offers in terms of entertainment and culture? Or would you prefer beautiful beaches, greenery, tradition, nature, sometimes crowds and sometimes solitude? If you want all of that at once, you have already made your choice – Rijeka. The rich and diverse surrounding area provides you with the opportunity to escape into tradition, romance, pristine flavours or adrenaline sports. Truly, a unique mosaic.

In the centre of the city, at the ever vibrant Korzo, in the small streets of the old city core, before monuments that are testimonies of centuries past, or in the silence of Trsat, the oldest Croatian Shrine of Our Lady – Rijeka and its surrounding area have lived many lives, worn many faces and shown its many sides. Rijeka’s calendar is filled with events throughout the entire year so its guests, no matter the time of their arrival, will find numerous interesting and attractive things to do; be it music, theatre, art, etc. Performances for all, as well as urban clubs for the young that offers the entertainment they like it.

If there is one event out of the numerous that should be emphasised, it is most surely the International Rijeka Carnival that was placed by the Sunday Times at the top of the world’s most attractive events.

Although Rijeka has a rich history, it is not limited by it. Rijeka vibrates with the dynamic rhythm of everyday life. And when in most cities the lights go down and silence settles in, Rijeka keeps on with its intense life in its coffee bars and restaurants with a superb gastronomic offer as well as clubs where the fun for the young lasts until the small hours of the morning – is how the city is described on the online voting page. 

Other destinations vying for the title include Paris, Rome, Berlin, Prague, Madrid, Vienna, Reykjavik, Rotterdam, Cork, Colmar, Rochefort, Athena, Sibiu, Namur, Menorca, Heviz, Cascais, Tbilisi and Bydgoszcz.

Voting is open until 5 February 2020 on the link here. 

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