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Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

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Address: Kapucinske Stube 5, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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The Capuchin church of Our Lady of Lourdes was built from 1904 until 1929...

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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Gaudy basilica

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... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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 Consolation and the upper one is properly that of Our Lady of Lourdes. The façade... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 637 helpful votes
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 that can be reached by two staircases is very nice.

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Thank Borzov
Minsk, Belarus
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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.

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Thank Yaraslau
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
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 a bonus.

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Thank Chinapjs
Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

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

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Thank sin77HR
Croatia
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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 😄

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