A Walk Along Rijeka’s Molo Longo, a 1.7 Km Pier
Molo Longo is the name given to the 1,740-meter breakwater, pier and promenade in Rijeka. It’s a very popular place for walkers to visit on summer weekends.
You’ll get great views of the city from Molo Longo. It’s amazing seeing a mixture of the amazing architecture of the old city, the more modern high-rise apartments, and the cranes and factories of the industrial areas.
The original construction plans for the breakwater began 1872 and it was completed in 1888.
The breakwater has been extended over the years and was most recently restored from the end of WWII until 1961.
As you walk along Molo Longo, you’ll come across this large crane. This is a well-known view that can be seen from the city.
If you take a walk in the morning, you’ll see many fishing boats unloading their catch of fish.
The large towers you can see in the image above are grain silos. The grain is transported from Ukraine by train and the shipped by sea. The train station is just behind the silos. I wrote more about them in my post of getting a train from Rijeka to Ljubljana.
Apart from the views, there isn’t much to see on the actual breakwater. I did spot this artwork though.
When you reach the end, you’ll see this lighthouse. It means you’ve walked 1.7 km. All you have to do now is walk back another 1.7 km.
On the ocean side of the breakwater, there are massive rocks all the way along it.
It looks a long way back.
Taking a walk along Molo Longo is considered one of the must-do things when visiting Rijeka.
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