Saint Jacob, Opatija

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  • It is the St. Jakob Church along the coast of Opatija. It was simple to enter, but on the altar was a Saint Jacob. It was a tropical feeling somewhere. There is also a small clock tower. It felt like a church where history is not old.
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  • we attended unexpected a wedding. Perfect setting. Simple church, light and the front was just enough worked out  more »
  • We are not particularly religious but liked this very peaceful and quite simple church in the heart of the beach area of Optaija. The church and its surroundings (St James Park and the nearby harbour)...  more »
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  • This church is located near the seafront promenade of Opatija, it was renovated at the end of the 18 century so not much to see of its original appearance, at the front of the church there's the small replica of the church and the Park Jakob with benches where you can sit and relax, on the right side there's a small panoramic view point of the sea , on the left side there's the statue of Virgin Mary. Despite the fact that there's a park at the front it was so peaceful and quiet.
  • Beautiful Ash Wednesday service. Thank you. Falla. Kathleen from Usa
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  • St. Jakov's Church Most probably built in 1420, as a colony of Benedictine refugees from the Friulian monastery of Saint Peter in Rožac (San Pietro di Rosazzo), the entire settlement will later be named after this abbey. Today very little has been preserved of its original appearance: in 1506 abbot Šimun built or reconstructed the church, according to the inscription above the portal; near the end of the 18th century the church was thoroughly renovated, and in 1930 it was considerably expanded. Among its attraction, it houses a replica of one of Mestrovic’s relief. Since earliest times, when it still stood isolated, the abbey was a site where court trials were held and served as a fairgrounds that on St. Jacob’s Day attracted visitors from the surrounding countryside to dances and sales and purchases of goods, and located in its vicinity were the first burial-ground for the dead of Opatija, whereas in the 19th century this was also the site of the first school in Opatija. The building passed from hand-to-hand of a whole series of religious orders, from the Benedictines and Augustinians to the Paulists and Jesuits. Today, besides prayers and masses, chamber concerts are also held here.
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