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Rijeka 2020: 8 Places to Visit in This Year’s Capital of Culture

Rijeka (re-YEH-kah) is the European Capital of Culture for 2020 and this shipbuilding port on Croatia’s expansive Kvarner Bay is more than ready for its close-up! Abandoned industrial buildings have been transformed into art spaces. Trendy new bars and restaurants have popped up alongside the city’s Austro-Hungarian palaces and Venetian townhouses. More than 600 diverse