Opatija Riviera

Experience masked charms

Every year on the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot in Opatija and the surrounding towns traditionally begins the "fifth season" – Carnival. It's a magical age filled with laughter and joy, an age when people put on colorful masks and become someone else. Carnival lovers have a unique opportunity to fulfill their childhood dreams and even if only for a moment become super heroes, witches, fairies or queens. Laughter and joy adorn everything from colorful city streets, seafront promenades, to restaurants and hotels.

You can experience the charm of carnival in Opatija through numerous events such as children's carnival corsage with colorful children's carnival groups and Balinjerada in which brave participants descend a steep road in unusual and creative ''karići''. This crazy ''balinjera'' vehicle race provides unforgettable entertainment for both the youngest and the elderly. The ''Taxi balinjera'' is a fun program that allows all visitors and tourists to experience this crazy ride with 'karić'.

Therefore, put on your mask and come to Opatija!


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