Kastav - a Romantic Time Machine
For all romantics and those who are about to become one, Kastav is definitely the right place. A historical town only ten kilometres from Rijeka, and located at an altitude of 365 meters. Here you will be at the centre of the dynamic Kvarner life and at the same time away from it. Or, to be more precise, looking down on it. It is a trip to a different time and a plunge into tradition, culture and old crafts that, being unable to resist the competition of industrial production, come to life only occasionally.
Kastav has preserved its rich history, culture and tradition, and many valuable architectural and other monuments such as the City Lodge, the Voltica city gate, Crekvina, the Holy Trinity Chapel, Kaštel... By remembering those who have been connected to it throughout history at the Aleja velikana (Lane of the Great Ones), Kastav expresses a different but equally devoted gratitude to its craftsmen, who have developed old crafts that you will be familiarized with through the Museum Collection of the Kastav region and the authentic spaces of the small regional museums (Mići zavičajni muzeji) - Osojnakova kotlarija, Vikotova bačvarija and Idičina peknjica.
Today this small town is an escape to the past but also a magnificent stage for cultural performances such as the Kastav Cultural Summer (Kastavsko kulturno leto), the Guitar Festival (Festival gitare)and the Kastav Blues Festival, reviving tradition and a meeting point for all those who enjoy good food, the comfort of staying in a boutique hotel, a family pension or private accommodation with a soul...