Matulji is located near Opatija and on the east geographical border of the Istrian peninsula. Matulji don’t have extit to the sea, as they once had as part of the Municipality of Opatija. Matulji is located in Opatija’s hinterland,and they are also part of the Ćićarija. There are in the area of Matulji two road border crossing: Rupa and Pasjak.
The ethnographic architectural of Matulji is very rich. Except the individual buildings and structures there you can find whole villages that have maintained their traditional organization of space such as: Kućeli , Zaluki, Vele Mune.