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Seaside Church with Historic Background

As we walked along the Opatija seaside with came across this small church dedicated to Sveta Jakova... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Deborah T
Chicago, Illinois
Lovely setting for a Wedding

We approached from the sea, as we were boated to the church for a wedding, with a short walk from... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Kihei, Hawaii
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

As we walked along the Opatija seaside with came across this small church dedicated to Sveta Jakova (St Jacob). We did not go inside but viewed it from the outside. According to Wikipedia, the small hamlet of Opatija itself developed around a Benedictine abbey dedicated...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Nice to see this church ... we were lucky, there was just a wedding going on. Perfect scene for a wedding.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mik S
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We approached from the sea, as we were boated to the church for a wedding, with a short walk from the harbor through beautiful floral gardens. The church is not ornate, more typical of the churches of this region. The area above the altar in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mauibeth
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

A nice church with a serene setting In the middle square. Away from the vibrant streets of Opatijah, it has a nice courtyard to enjoy the serenity.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Teakwo23
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely smaller church by the sea and in a nice location. Very simplistic inside but beautiful with a few small stained glass windows and a lovely alter but nothing is overdone. Look for the bell tower and you’ll know you’re there. There is also a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ukienomad
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This church is located right beside the sea. You will first notice it’s stone bell tower as you approach. We were fortunate to visit right after Christmas, and it was still had a couple Christmas trees at the altar and other festive decorations.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ksufan88
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This nice cathedral is a 14th century Benedictine abbey and is located in St. James park, near vila Angiolina, which is transformed into museum.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Small church close to the sea. It is very romantic and on the way of Lungomare promenade - you can not miss it. If you pray walk in and pray in peace and at the end light the candle for good wishes.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kristijan K
Reviewed 27 November 2017

It's located between the water and the main street of the town and perhaps because it was a weekday...the church and the grounds in front were nearly deserted. It's worth a visit if you're in the area.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little church for weddings very near to the sea and Lungomare promenade. Very peaceful and calm place with a beautiful surroundings.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank vlamal
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