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Zadar, Croatia

Zadar, Croatia

Situated on the Adriatic Sea, Zadar's rich history dates from prehistoric times as a Roman colony to present day. An intriguing city full of character, it is the fifth largest city in Croatia boasting a mixture of ancient ruins, Habsburg elegance, historical sites and cosmopolitan cafés. Zadar is a unique location with plenty for visitors to enjoy like the harmonic spectacle of the Sea Organ and the majestic Roman ruins that sprout randomly from the streets.

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Zadar, Croatia

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

A trip to Zadar isn't complete without experiencing its unique attraction, the Sea Organ. It's a musical marvel that you have to see to believe, as this experimental instrument plays music using the sea waves. Take a seat on its marble steps and watch the sunset as you listen to the harmonic sounds that travel through a resonating cavity and tubes underneath the water.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Visit St Donatus' Church, a magnificent circular Byzantine-style church which dates back to the beginning of the 9th century and is now used as a concert hall.
  • Gaze at the spectacular light show at the Sun Salutation, a Nikola Baši? creation that collects the sun's energy during the day and produces a light show that simulates the solar system.
  • Explore the rich history of Zadar as you tour the city walls and gates such as the Gate of St. Rok, the only remains of the ancient Roman and early medieval fortifications.
  • See thousands of beautiful objects crafted from delicate glass that have survived wars and earthquakes and now inhabit the Museum of Ancient Glass.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

An emerging culinary destination, Zadar is full of old and new restaurants that mingle innovative and traditional Mediterranean fares. Taste the Dalmatian diet with cuisine from inland Croatia like fresh seafood and blitva, a mixture of chard and boiled potatoes.

Local Currency

The local currency in Zadar is the Croatian Kuna (HRK).



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    Before You Visit

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