Rijeka years

1281. For the first time in the documents, the River of Saint Vida is mentioned, which is written about by the Grand Council of Venice.

1315. Hugo II. Devinski, the lord of the city, founded an Augustinian monastery in Rijeka, next to which the Church of St. Jerome.

1336. – 1365. The river is under the rule of the princes of Krk, later the Frankopans.

1390. Hugo IV. Devinski dies without an heir, Rijeka and his other properties are inherited by the Walsee family.

1438. Rijeka got a hospital, and two years later the first drug store.

1453. Prince Martin Frankopan built a monastery in Trsat with the permission of Pope Nicholas IV.

1466. Rijeka, along with other properties of the Walsee family, eventually came into the possession of Emperor Friedrich III. Habsburg.

1468. The Franciscans from Bosnia take over the Trsat sanctuary.

1509. The looted and burned Rijeka is occupied by the Venetians under commander Trevisan.

1530. Emperor Ferdinand I confirmed the first Rijeka Statute.

1530.-1531. A Glagolitic printing house founded by Bishop Šimun Kožičić Benja operates in Rijeka. Over the course of two years, five books in Glagolitic and Croatian were printed there

1531. Rijeka gets its first written Statute.

1531. Kliska captain Petar Kružić had the first part of the Trsat steps built.

1595. The municipality of Rijeka takes over the administration and care of the port along with the main revenues. The Turks broke into Grobničko polje, Rijeka is directly threatened.

1599. The Great Plague took the lives of more than 300 Rijeka residents living within the city walls, Rijeka then had over 2,000 citizens.

1627. At the beginning of the university in Rijeka, the Jesuits founded the first gymnasium.

1629. The Jesuit Theater, the forerunner of professional theaters, begins to operate in Rijeka.

1638. According to Giacomo Brian’s project, the construction of the Church of St. Vida, today’s cathedral in Rijeka.

1659. 6. June Emperor Leopold I granted Rijeka a coat of arms with a double-headed eagle and the inscription “Indeficienter” – “Inexhaustible”.

1690. The first consulate of the Republic of Dubrovnik opens in Rijeka.

1719. – 18. March, Rijeka was declared a free port by the decision of Emperor Charles VI.

1726. The Jesuits in Rijeka opened studies in philosophy, mathematics and theology.

1728. The Karolina road (Rijeka – Karlovac) has been completed and put into traffic. On that occasion, Emperor Charles VI visited Rijeka.

1750. A strong earthquake destroyed Rijeka.

1754. A sugar refinery started operating in Rijeka, employing 1,000 people.

1776. The Rijeka Governorate was founded, Count Josip Mailath de Szekhely was appointed as the first governor.

1805. It is in Rijeka according to its own project  Andrija Ljudevit Adamić built a stone theater, then one of the largest in Europe.

1809./1810. The Louisian road, named after Marie Louise, wife of Napoleon I and daughter of the Austrian Emperor Francis I, was completed.

1813. General Laval Nugent frees Rijeka from the French.

1821. Established Rijeka Paper Factory (Hartera).

1848. Croatian ban Josip Jelačić was appointed governor of Rijeka; Rijeka is directly annexed to Croatia.

1850. The National Reading Room was established in Rijeka; the Rijeka County was formed with its seat in Rijeka.

1852. The first gas plant was put into operation in Rijeka, and Rijeka was illuminated at night by 226 gas lamps.

1868. The Hungarian-Croatian settlement was concluded. According to the settlement, Rijeka as a corpus separatum (separate body) came directly under the administration of the Hungarian government, which was carried out by adding Article 66, the so-called Rijeka cloths, based on an already existing contract, confirmed by Emperor Francis Joseph I.

1870. Rijeka was annexed to Hungary and the governorate was restored.

1873. Rijeka is connected to Pivka and Karlovac by railway.

1882. Established Oil Refinery on Mlaka; The river is getting modern sewerage.

1885. The new theater in Rijeka was built, today’s Croatian National Theater in Ivana pl. A rabbit.

1887. The Croatian National Reading Room was founded in Trsat.

1888. Hotel Continental opened in Sušak.

1891. The railway station building was erected.

1896. Completed construction of the city’s water supply system and the new Governor’s Palace.

1899. An electric tram runs along the river.

1905. In today’s Radio Rijeka building, the Rijeka resolution was passed, the basis for connecting Croatia and Hungary in defense of Viennese interests.

1914. The completed building of the Fenice theater, with as many as 1450 seats. With its unique construction and innovations in theater technology, it was one of the most modern buildings of its kind in Europe.

1918. Rijeka becomes part of the newly established State of SHS; in November the Italian army occupied the city.

1919. – 12. September Italian poet and adventurer Gabriele D’Annunzio comes to Rijeka with his ardites; Sušak was declared a city.

1920. The Treaty of Rapallo created the State of Rijeka (Citta di Fiume), and Sušak was left to the Kingdom of SHS; Rijeka was declared the Italian governorship of Kvarner under the leadership of Gabriel D’Annunzi.

1924. Rijeka was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy by the Treaty of Rome.

1925. The Diocese of Rijeka was founded.

1937. The construction of the Croatian Cultural Center in Sušak with the largest skyscraper in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia begins.

1939. Construction of the Rijeka skyscraper begins at the beginning of Korzo according to the project of Umberto Nordi.

1945. – 3. Rijeka was liberated from the German occupation in May.

1945. Kvarner Football Club was founded in 1953. changes its name to NK Rijeka.

1947. With the peace treaty in Paris, Rijeka and Istria were officially returned to Croatia, Sušak and Rijeka were united into a single city territory.

1962. The Municipality of Rijeka was founded.

1968. The “Rijeka” Hydroelectric Power Plant was operational; International drawing exhibition in Rijeka.

1969. Pope Paul VI. founded the Archdiocese of Rijeka-Senj with its seat in Rijeka.

1970. Opened airport “Rijeka” on Krk.

1973. The University of Rijeka was founded.

1980. In the Port of Rijeka, a turnover of 20.4 million tons of cargo was recorded.

1991. At the beginning of December, the last units of the JNA left Rijeka by boat. That year, according to the population census, Rijeka had 164,000 inhabitants.

1993. The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County was founded, with headquarters in Rijeka. Rijeka was restored to city status.

In 2000, by the decision of Pope John Paul II, the Archdiocese of Rijeka and the Metropolitanate with its seat in Rijeka were established.

2001. Croatian Veterans’ Bridge opened.

2003. Contracts signed in Rijeka between the World Bank, the Government of the Republic of Croatia and Croatian Highways, Croatian Roads, the Port Authority and the Port of Rijeka in a total equivalent value of USD 156.5 million. The loan will finance the demanding development project of modernization of the port of Rijeka and reconstruction of the Rijeka traffic route – Rijeka Gateway Project.

2003. In his 100th pastoral campaign and 3. visiting Croatia, Holy Father John Paul II. he stayed in Rijeka for five days. On the Feast of All Souls, Pope John Paul II. he led the Holy Mass on the Delta, in Rijeka, which was attended by 100,000 believers. Since many television companies covered the Pope’s hundredth trip, not only as a jubilee pastoral trip but also because of the mass celebration on the occasion of the Feast of All Souls, Rijeka was for a short time the center of the spiritual world of the Roman Catholic Church. It was the biggest event of Pope III. pastoral expedition to Croatia and certainly one of the biggest events in the history of the city of Rijeka.

2003. A new Spatial Plan of the City of Rijeka was adopted.

2004. XI. Summer youth games Alps – Adriatic. About 1,000 young athletes and 17 regions, i.e. 6 regions of the Alps-Adriatic region, participated in the competitions held in the Rijeka area.

2005. The city of Rijeka took over the area of the former Trsat barracks and thus became an almost completely demilitarized city. A University campus will be built on that area.

2005. The construction of the indoor Olympic swimming pool on Kantrida has begun. Conceptual solutions for the new bus station and the city library were created.

2005. In front of the church of the Trsat Shrine, a statue of Pope John Paul II, called the Pilgrim of Trsat, was ceremonially presented.

2006. Tower Center Rijeka in Pećine opened in October, the largest and most modern multi-purpose shopping center in Croatia and one of the largest in Southeast Europe.

2008. After three years of construction, 24. July  it is open  sports and recreational swimming complex Bazeni Kantrida, built using the model of municipal bonds. In December of the same year, the 12th European championship in swimming in short pools.

2009. 2. April 2009 Rijeka Astronomical Center was opened in 2010, the only such center in Croatia with a digital planetarium.

2009. In September  in 2009 Zamet Center was opened in 2008, a modern public complex located next to the market and the elementary school, in which, next to the hall, there is the office of the Zamet Local Board, numerous commercial facilities, a public square and a garage. Hall  serve to host various sports and cultural events.

2010. At the end  May  Kantrida Athletic Hall is open. Multipurpose sports hall  intended for the preparation and training of athletic teams and the organization of indoor sports competitions in athletics, but also for other sports and recreational activities such as handball, basketball, tennis, sport climbing, aerobics, dance, etc.

2011. It was completed in mid-2011 with the construction of the diving pool and the decoration of the beach and promenade. construction of the Bazeni Kantrida complex.

2012. In April, he is in Rijeka with a consortium of Italian companies that make up JV Construction Co.Ed.Mar. Srl, Grandi Lavori Fincosit Spa, Impresa Construzioni Giuseppe Maltauro Spa, and Osijek Koteks signed the Agreement on the construction of the Zagreb coast, which should be completed by 2015.

2013. In Rijeka, an Islamic center built according to the conceptual design of Dušan Džamonja was opened. It is a building that, due to its exceptional architectural, construction and cultural value, has already been called the most beautiful mosque in Europe.

2013. Autotrolej presented new buses that use compressed gas as fuel. These are the first public city transport vehicles in Rijeka that use this environmentally friendly fuel

2013. New container handling cranes worth 23 million euros have been installed at the expanded Brajdica container terminal. The port of Rijeka can now receive even the largest ships.

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