Tourist Attraction in Rijeka: Katedrala Svati Vida
The Cathedral of St. Vitus (Croatian: Katedrala Svetog Vida) is the Catholic cathedral of Rijeka, in Croatia, home to the archdiocese of Rijeka. In the Middle Ages the original church of San Vito was a small Romanesque church with a semicircular apse behind the altar. With the arrival of the Jesuits in Rijeka, work began on construction of the cathedral in 1638 as we know it today. The construction lasted for almost one hundred years, until 1727, with the construction of the dome designed by architect Bernardino Martinuzzi, based on the model of the Venetian church of Santa Maria della Salute, and the construction of a low bell tower. It is a round-shaped church, unusual in this part of Europe, with elements of Baroque and Gothic, including fine Baroque statuary inside. The cathedral of San Vito was erected metropolitan cathedral in 1969.