Explore Zadar Region – North Dalmatia Guide
Wherever you go in Zadar there were, before you, the steps of Illyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Napoleon, Habsburgs… Visiting the old city of Zadar, the antique Forum, the old church St. Donat, the Cathedral St Anastasia, Museums, monuments and palaces you get to know all about the rich history of this beautiful old city.
Zadar Attractions & Monuments
Sea Organ is situated near the new cruiser port, as a part of Zadar´s Riva, and can be observed as a differently shaped part of the coast which consists of several stairs that descend into the sea.
The Greeting to the Sun
The Greeting to the Sun consists of three hundred multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level with the stone-paved waterfront in the shape of a 22-meter diameter circle. Under the glass conduction plates there are photo-voltage solar modules through which symbolic communication with nature is made, with the aim to communicate with light, just like the Sea Organs do with sound.
St. Donatus Church
The symbol of the city of Zadar and the most famous monumental edifice in Croatia from the early Middle Ages (9th c.). Round pre-Romanesque church which was called the Church of the Holy Trinity until...
Located in front of the church of Saint Donat and the Archbishop's Palace. It is a municipal square from the Roman era, built from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD, 45 by 90 metres in...
Saint Anastasia´s Cathedral
The biggest cathedral in Dalmatia. Its oldest parts are an early Christian basilica, but its present Romanesque appearance was shaped in the 12th century. During the crusaders´ siege and conquest...
The Gold And Silver of Zadar
The Permanent Exhibition of Religious Art – The Gold and Silver of Zadar
Narodni trg (People´s Square)
Narodni Trg is the centre of public life in Zadar from the Renaissance until today. On the site of the Large Square, platea magna, the foundations of municipal institutions were laid in the early Middle Ages.
Kalelarga, also known as the Wide Street, is the main and most famous street in the city of Zadar. Some people say it is even older than the city itself, spreading in the direction west - east from People´s Square to the city’s famous Forum.
The most beautiful sunsets in the world
Many tourists are visiting Zadar to enjoy unforgettable sunsets with a view of nearby islands. Many of them will remember Zadar throughout their lives by the meeting of the sinking sun and the sea.
National & Nature Parks
NP Kornati Islands
The most indented archipelago on the Mediterranean, with 140 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs.
A national park on the southern side of Velebit, the largest mountain massif in Croatia.
NP Krka Waterfalls
The most beautiful karst river in Croatia.
NP Plitvice Lakes
The most beautiful and the most popular Croatian national park, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
NP North Velebit
The most valuable and most attractive region of the summit area of Velebit in terms of nature.
Telašćica bay is situated in the central part of the eastern Adriatic coast, in the SE part of the island of Dugi otok.
PN Vrana lake
Croatia's largest natural lake, situated near Zadar.
The largest and most beautiful Croatian mountain.
Upcoming Events in Zadar
ZADAR: THE NIGHT OF THE FULL MOON 2014
09.08.2014 Zadar´s annual lunar celebration begins at dusk. The town´s inhabitants turn off their lights and congregate on the candlelit Riva, Zadar´s promenade, to enjoy a night of Croatian music, food and folklore.
AVVANTURA FESTIVAL FILM FORUM ZADAR 2014
23.08.2014 - 29.08.2014 AVVANTURA FESTIVAL FILM FORUM ZADAR 2014 | ZADAR | AUGUST 23rd - AUGUST 29th, 2014
7th FIG FESTIVAL | ZADAR
09.09.2014 - 16.09.2014 7th FIG FESTIVAL | ZADAR | SEPTEMBER 9th – 16th, 2014