CroatiaZadar

Take a stroll through narrow streets of a 2000-year-old city just to stumble upon perfectly preserved Roman and medieval sights. Walk the Old Town Walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the world, according to Alfred Hitchcock.

Zadar is a 2000-year-old Mediterranean city with well preserved Roman, medieval and Venetian architecture including the St. Donatus rotunda, Cathedral of St. Anastasia and the unique fortifications, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The sunset of Zadar is the world’s most beautiful and incomparably better than in Key West, Florida. – May 1964, Alfred Hitchcock

Zadar is located on the Croatian side of Adriatic coast, in the region called Dalmatia. Historically it was the center of Dalmatia and is the country’s fifth largest city with 75,000 residents. The city has been through a lot in its history, but is back and stronger than ever. Its position on the water plus the romance of the city is slowly making this a must-visit destination.

Nowadays, the city of Zadar is, together with Split and Dubrovnik, the most popular destinations on the Croatian coast.

Why is it a must-visit? The first reason is 2000-year-old history with well preserved Roman, medieval and Venetian architecture including the St. Donatus rotunda, Cathedral of St. Anastasia and the unique fortifications, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Reason number two is the Mediterranean vibe that makes this place so living, vibrant and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. As soon as you walk through the gates you sense it, especially after you walk the narrow streets, past countless cafes full with people enjoying the afternoon weather.

Besides the ancient sites, it’s almost unforgivable to miss their two modern attractions right next to each other.

The Sea Organ, a unique water installation and the most popular Zadar attraction. What looks like steps leading into the sea along the city’s famous boardwalk is actually a working organ, operated entirely by the water. What a cool and relaxing sounds it makes!

The Greeting to the Sun, another unique installation representing the solar system, soaks up solar rays the whole day long, only to dazzle people with them in the form of colored light patterns as night falls.

Zadar is not only about the huge history. Fantastic culinary scene and lively nightlife are also the reasons to plan this town as one of your stops in your next trip to Croatia. Make sure you taste at least some of the specialties locals are so proud of – fish, shellfish, olive oil, wine and of course unique Maraschino brandy.

The most popular
Zadar Tours

Sign up for the tour and meet your guide at Forum, in front of Archaeological Museum for a 2-hour special introduction to the city of Zadar. Never becoming "yet-another-boring-tour", it focuses both on history and culture as well as the modern everyday life of Zadar. The tour covers all the Old Town main sights including Forum, Five Wells Square, Kalelarga, People's Square, St. Donatus Church and St. Anastasia's Cathedral, Sea Organ and many more.
2 hours
Zadar
1+
From 185HRK
Relive the 20th century in Zadar! Centre of fascism in the 1920s, important nazi military harbor in the WW II, completely destroyed by the Allied bombing, reborn through difficult communist times of Yugoslavia and finally free after the terrible Croatian Homeland War - that's all Zadar!
2 hours
Zadar
2-20
Region:
Dalmatia
Population:
75,346 (2015)
Famous citizen:
Luka Modrić (footballer)
Must-sees:
Roman Forum
Church of St. Donatus
St. Anastasia's Cathedral
St Chrysogonus's Church
St Mary's Church
The Land Gate
Sea Organ
Greeting to the Sun
Museums:
Museum of Ancient Glass
Archaeological Museum
Museum of Illusions
Parks:
Queen Jelena Madijevka Park
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