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Trsat is, well I’m not sure if it is a separate town or not, but it overlooks the city of Rijeka on a mountain.  It is home to a Franciscan monastery, Svetište Majke Božje Trsatske i Franjevački samostan Trsat, or Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat and the Trsat Franciscan Monastery.  The climb, which is also a pilgrimage passage, is over 500 steps – though there is a bus option.  I chose to climb.  And it was very long and very difficult.  Houses lined the entire path.  I cannot imagine hiking up and down those steps every day just to go into town or get to your house.  I admire those people.  (taken 3.4.2015)

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