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Dotted with sunlit villas inspired by French architecture, this lovely town boasts excellent beaches and historic landmarks.

The old 14C Benedictine abbey, Opatija Sv. Jakova, from which the town derives its name is located in St. James's Park. St. James's church, built in 1506 now stands on the same spot. The neo-Romanesque Church of the Annunciation with its pronounced green cupola, was designed in 1906 by architect Karl Seidl. Another sight is the Villa Angiolina, built in 1844 by Iginio Scarpa. This villa, transformed into a museum. Opatija is known for the Maiden with the seagull, a statue by Zvonko Car (1956). The town park Angiolina contains many species of plants from all over the world. There is a 12 km-long promenade along the entire riviera, the Lungomare from Volosko, via Opatija, to Lovran.
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