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Very known and popular old sancuary in Trsat , Rijeka.

This Sancuary is a special place for many Christians in Croatia. It is more than 800y old and it... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
Take the stairs up and don't miss the chance to touch the pope's hand!

Take the stairs up and don't miss the chance to touch the pope's hand! It was Corpus Christi the... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Orlando FL
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The Our Lady of Trsat Sanctuary, the oldest sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Croatia, which is daily visited by numerous pilgrims both from Croatia and abroad. It is famous for its numerous concessions and for the pilgrimages by numerous...more
Frankopanski Trg 12, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

The most significant sanctuary in Kvarner dedicated to Mary, and the oldest in Croatia, bases its history on the transfer of the Nazareth House from the Holy Land on 10 May 1291 to Trsat, in the Trsat Plains, and from here to Loreto, Italy, on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Teo N
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This Sancuary is a special place for many Christians in Croatia. It is more than 800y old and it was visit by Pope St. John Paul the second 30.05.2003. In front of the church is his statue. There is also a big park and monastery...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nexus01
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The sanctuary is located on a hill that dominates over Rijeka. This is a spiritual place visited by 2003 Pope John Paul II. The beautiful image above the altar on which Mother God of Trsat is painted is breathtaking. Particularly beautiful is the chapel of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It's an old church but really beautiful. You have a little park inside it where you can put a candle and have a prayer in peace. You'll find peace, at least I did.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank chimaj
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Lots going on around here today so I stayed outside, but if you have climbed the steps to get up here, it is worth at least taking a look around the grounds. There was a huge crowd here today, including dressed up soldiers.

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This Franciscan monastery complex is the site of the Shrine of our Lady of Trsat the main pilgrimage site in Croatia and very popular with believers. In addition to the church, the peaceful cloisters , chapel of candles and huge statue of Pope John Paul...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jbwa48
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Take the stairs up and don't miss the chance to touch the pope's hand! It was Corpus Christi the day we happened upon this lovely church. We found it at the top of a wonderful long staircase leading up from Rijeka first build many centuries...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank rhondarecreates
Reviewed 23 March 2017

the complex is situated above city centar of rijeka,beautifull trsat hill,....charming old town separated from rijeka ,it look like small village. complex contain a few bildings, and for my opinion the greatest is thanksgiving room.......place for people who feel gratitude for our lady's mercy.......beautifull place...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Karlo H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Importance of this place may not be properly explained even by visit / pilgrimage of Pope itself.. Its a story of Our Lady/Madonna chappel that miraculous appeared (by flight from Holy Land Jerusalem?) on this site, bringing local people hope and well beeing, also miraculous...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Rmohovic
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Visited this Svetište twice. Not sure how non-believers perceive it, but as religious person, I feel some strange attraction to it. Especially the votive chapel (Kapela zavjetnih darova) made strong impression on me and I was happy to spend time there. The Sanctuary being run...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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