We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

Kapucinske Stube 5, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
Website
Save
Review Highlights
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 15 June 2017
Ana C
beautyfull venezia looklike design

nice, perfect design,two floors, quiet, my soulspot when i m in citycentar, must see, and it has... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Karlo H
,
Rijeka, Croatia
Read all 22 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 Sep 2016
“Gaudy basilica”
14 Jun 2017
“Church in Rijeka”
LOCATION
Kapucinske Stube 5, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
CONTACT
Website

Similar Things to Do in Rijeka

Write a Review
Reviews (22)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 15 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 23 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 2 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 20 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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Cacao
58 reviews
.26 km away
King's caffe pub Rijeka
79 reviews
.29 km away
Belgian Beer Cafe Brasserie As
84 reviews
.34 km away
Conca D'oro
45 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Korzo
246 reviews
.46 km away
Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral
31 reviews
.44 km away
Jadrolinija - Day Trips
215 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Capuchin Church of Our Lady of Lourdes staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit