Rijeka Tunnel

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The Rijeka Tunnel (Croatian: Riječki tunel), also called TunelRi, is a pedestrian tunnel located in the city centre of Rijeka, Croatia. The tunnel spans 350 metres (1,150 ft) from St. Vitus Cathedral to Dolac Primary School in Old Town.[1] It was originally built from 1939 to 1942 by the Italian military in order to protect civilians from Allied aerial bombings during World War II.[1] In several places along the tunnel, one can still see the original "Riservato all U.N.P.A." ("Reserved for the Anti-aircraft Corps") signs.[1]

After being closed for 75 years, the tunnel was remodeled and opened to the public in 2017, serving as a tourist attraction and public passage. The tunnel has no entrance fee and is open for public access every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "The Rijeka Tunnel". Visitrijeka.eu. Rijeka Tourist Board. Retrieved 16 March 2016.

Coordinates: 45°19′40″N 14°26′39″E / 45.327734°N 14.444192°E / 45.327734; 14.444192