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Church St. James
The Church of St. James
The Church of St. James was built around 1420 as a colony of the refugee Benedictines from the monastery of St. Peter in Rožac. Around this Opatija monastery, a resort had developed and was named after him. Unfortunately, very little remains of the original layout of the monastery. The inscription on the portal states that the abbot Simon built the church in 1506. It was renovated in the 18th century and expanded in the early 20th century. The church was used by all religious orders, from the Benedictines to the Jesuits. In the beginning, trials were held in it, as well as fairs with the purpose of trading and dancing. In the 19th century the church housed the first school in Opatija. Regarding art, the church contains a replica of the bronze Meštrović statue “Pieta”. Today, the church is intended for Masses, prayers and maintenance of chamber concertos.
Category: Temple Church Mosque,
The Park of St. James, Opatija 51410
45.334146, 014.307065 (45°20’02.9″N, 014°18’25.4″E)
00385 (0)51 271 602
Mass: working days: 08:00h, 18:00h, 19:00h; Sundays and holidays: 09:00h, 11:00h, 18:00h, 19:00h
GPS coordinates: 45.334146, 014.307065 (45°20’02.9″N, 014°18’25.4″E)
Address: The Park of St. James, Opatija 51410
The Church of St. James is located in Opatija in the Park of St. James (the church is located behind the famous monument “The Girl with a Seagull”)
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do crkve Sv. Jakova koja se nalazi u Opatiji u parku Sv. Jakova (crkva je iza najpoznatijeg spomenika “Djevojka s galebom”). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Crkvi Sv. Jakova koja se nalazi u Opatiji u parku Sv. Jakova (crkva je iza najpoznatijeg spomenika “Djevojke s galebom”). Hvala!
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