Facts about Zadar
The city of Zadar is located at the heart of the Adriatic and is the urban center of the Northern Dalmatia. It’s 3 thousand years old and full of historical and cultural sights.
Nowadays, it is one of the most famous Croatian tourist destinations. The city offers a unique atmosphere, and it’s full of life. The traffic infrastructure is excellent, which make sit well-connected with other towns, via road, sea or air traffic. Rugged coastline, beautiful islands, and unspoiled nature are the main attractions for numerous tourists visiting this area.
Archipelago has 24 big and about 300 smaller islands and reefs. Also, there are three nature parks nearby – Telešćica, Velebit and Vransko Lake, along with five national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice, Kornati, Krka, and Northern Velebit. Zadar’s trademark characteristic is „the world’s most beautiful sunset,“ as Alfred Hitchcock said 40 years ago. „Monument to the sun“ and „Sea Organ“ are the most famous attractions in Zadar.
„Sea organ“ is located in the western part of the Zadar’s seafront. Stone steps stretch for about 70 meters along the coastline, which have embedded pipes that produce sounds and amplify it throughout the promenade.
The instrument has 7 clusters, each consisting of 5 tones and the author of the music is the unpredictable sea. „Monument to the sun“ is composed of 300 glass panels aligned in a circle. Underneath those panels are located solar modules that establish the communication with nature while creating beautiful rhythmic light shows resembling the looks of wave movement and sea organ.
City’s seafront is a beautiful place for walks and just enjoying the nature and sun, and it also has a beautiful view on islands of Ugljan and Pašman.
The Roman forum in Zadar is, by all measures, one of the largest in Adriatic. It was the center of the public life in the past. The most famous street in Zadar – Kalelarga starts at the Large Square (Platea Magna). For citizens of Zadar, this street has always been the symbol of their city, the place for gathering and hanging out.
We’d also recommend visiting Proveditor´s Palace – located in the center of the city’s core, then Square „Pet bunara“ – water tanks with five decorative wreaths.
Among the most famous historical building, there are Church of St Donatus and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia. The Church of St Donatus is the trademark of the city of Zadar. Today, it’s used for a different musical event because of its extraordinary acoustic properties. The Cathedral of St. Anastasia is an ancient building and the largest church in Dalmatia. It’s interior is distinctly monumental, and it has an unforgettable view of Zadar and its surroundings. Zadar area is well-known for its crystal-clear water, and numerous beaches on its Islands and nearby places will make your sea and sunlight packed stay more enjoyable.
If you’re looking for a merger of the past and the modern, sophisticated lifestyle, ideal accommodation, great food, sports activities, excursion program, and great fun – Zadar is the perfect destination for you.
For starters, it’s enough to take a glance at our offer of beautiful villas near Zadar – we’re confident that you’ll find something for yourself. We wish you a pleasant stay.